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A great place to be for those looking for work/life balance

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Sony Online Entertainment full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Executives who are passionate about gaming
- Humanistic work environment
- Great location

Cons

- Red tape, as with any large corporation
- Slow to innovate

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    A Good Ol Boys type of atmosphere

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    Former Contractor - Web Developer - Front-End in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Web Developer - Front-End in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony Online Entertainment as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Really talented (artists and technical) colleagues.
    - Laid back atmosphere.
    - Good equipment and tools to work with.

    Cons

    I was there is a temp and aspiring to get on fulltime. While I did enjoy the laid back atomosphere there were some employees that were not dependable. We're working on a deadline, long hours and stressful and some folks in my group spent the evenings playing with kit airplanes in the employee parking lot. Was a real Good Ol Boys atmosphere. In the end, was offered a position at another company with a huge sign-on bonus, great benefits and salary.

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    Former Employee - Changed Constantly in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Changed Constantly in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Sony Online Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I just cant remember any. They do have a better work/life balance than Amazon.

    Cons

    SOE has been a leader in an increasing problem we see in digital industries. The willingness on the part of the company to ignore the title and job position you were hired for. You may negotiate for a salary based on a job position, such as Character Animator, only to find yourself being asked to do the job of a Flash UI Designer.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and fire yourselves.

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