Sony Online Entertainment

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Sony may have created the definition of management Hierarchy.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

I worked at Sony Online Entertainment

Pros

Great pay; Layed back environment; Great environment if you are into the 'gaming scene' as you get the opportunity to play video games while testing your code.

Cons

Not much technical growth potential. Way too many levels of management. I know some people that were managing only one other person.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce levels of management hierarchy.

No opinion of CEO

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    The good and the bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Sony Online Entertainment

    Pros

    The projects are neat, and the benefits and pay are both pretty darned good. Job security is pretty much guaranteed which is a perk and a downside at the same time. Royalties for projects completed.

    Cons

    Extreme nepotism/favoritism which is fantastic if you are part of the cool crowd, but look out for stifled career advancement opportunities if not. Royalty payments are also split on no specific (or at least ever communicated) criteria, so I suspect this is another area where you can either excel or be left behind depending on how well you are liked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an honest look at whether the right people are in the right roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do not work here.

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    Current Employee - Community Relations in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Community Relations in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Sony Online Entertainment

    Pros

    I can wear shorts to work. You get pretty good vacation, even though you're made to feel bad for asking off.

    Cons

    Senior Management and Management in general is just terrible. People have their jobs because they knew the right people, not because they're competent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. Or, more realistically, do a better job of hiring and fostering the development of skilled employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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