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Working hard to ship award winning games and satisfy our dedicated fans

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Current Employee - Senior Artist in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Artist in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Sony Online Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great compensation and benefits, great co-workers, great games, and great fans.

Cons

Some times crunch is excessive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep an eye on the work life balance and long term goals.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    About what you can expect for a standard call center

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    Former Employee - Billing and Technical Customer Support in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Billing and Technical Customer Support in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Free coffee.
    Doughnut and bagels once a week.
    No drug testing (sad that I have to stretch to that for a pro...)

    Cons

    Senior management had no idea who you work (workflow) or some of the abuse you put up with dealing with customers.
    Enough pay to barely make a living in the city they are located.
    No chance of being hired as an official employee for about five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop only using contract and actually hire people, might give them pride in their work

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Avoid, Avoid, Avoid

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

    I have been working at Sony Online Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Typically the hours don't crunch very much and the day-to-day work/life balance is even.

    Cons

    This company is riddled with people who have simply given up, or newbs being trained by beaten down has-been's. It's like a retirement home for developers who once cared about making great games. It is truly uninspiring to work in this atmosphere and it most definitely shows in the games that SOE produces (Even though upper management and Smed say that they're so amazing..yea (cough) sure). You will probably move up in the company if you "play ball" (aka: kiss ass, keep your mouth shut, and don't rock the boat), and in doing so you're basically selling out to a corporate/political force that is very much present. The management is the most incompetent I've ever seen, they allow employees to get away with unacceptably low standards of quality and effort and never take action on anyone or anything even though it's obvious that they should. Most people who work here have families so they are simply not willing to open their mouths, send that email, or ask that question that NEEDS TO BE ASKED/DONE. Everyone has given up and it is NOT the place to be if you are interested in making great games. I didn't feel lucky to work at SOE in any sense and quite frankly felt as though I took many steps backwards in my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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