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Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor
Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor

I worked at Sony Online Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

SOE is hands-down one of the most diverse and geek-friendly workplaces in existence. If you have ever felt the odd man out at your job because you have no common interests with your coworkers, at SOE it's guaranteed you'll find people with whom you can connect on a personal as well as professional level.

Cons

As it is a subsidiary of a multinational corporation, SOE is unfortunately sometimes forced to pay the price of other divisions' problems. A good year in the online gaming industry can be offset by a bad year in the film or home electronics division.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more credence to feedback from your rank-and-file employees about upcoming products, even if it means reining in the 'vision' of your premier developers. Most of your people came to the company because they know and love games. This gives them a keener insight into what will and will not succeed with the gaming community at large.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Sony Online Entertainment

  1.  

    Learned Lots of new technologies and testing methodologies.

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    Former Employee - QA Tester
    Former Employee - QA Tester

    I worked at Sony Online Entertainment

    Pros

    Learned a lot of new technologies as well as testing methodologies. Experienced a fast past work environment and developed quick response testing abilities.

    Cons

    Overworked and long hours for very little recognition. Feedback and input was never acknowledged or recognized by senior management nor ever acted upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and remove the layers and layers of upper management give a clear and concise picture of the companies goals and objectives don't leave everyone in the dark

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dissatisfied

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    Current Employee - Game Designer
    Current Employee - Game Designer

    I have been working at Sony Online Entertainment

    Pros

    A decent place to get your feet wet.

    Cons

    Poor management makes for a hostile work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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