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Programmer at Sony Online Entertainment in Austin, TX

Programmer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

ProsVery well managed development team, family friendly, and a good work-life balance.

ConsI was paid a very low salary even after turning down initial offer and negotiating for a few thousand more. Also my annual raise and bonus were tiny even though I received a great review.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat management that knows how to run a game company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Poor management that needs to be replaced with a very negative environment that breads fear to the employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony Online Entertainment


    Pros: Good company to get in the industry Good salary Easy to get… Cons: - Poor management - The management has no idea how to run a game company in 2009 - They are very wasteful with there cash - The president… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of all the top executives if you want the company to service. You have great people that work at the studio but you… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    The creative people are stars, the executives however have been there way too long and are not open to new ideas.

    Producer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sony Online Entertainment


    Pros: Incredible talent pool, especially among the animators and designers. There is also a sense of… Cons: I'ts run like a family business with people at the top who would not qualify at any other company in… Advice to Senior Management: Review all your company policies and make changes. Let those who… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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