Sony Online Entertainment
2.4 of 5 74 reviews
www.sonyonline.com San Diego, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Surprisingly archaic Software Development

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sony Online Entertainment

Pros- Work environment is pretty laid back, though lots of the perks are gone
- It's in San Diego, which has nice weather. Management would have you believe it is because of them

Cons- Old boys club. SOE is full of management that has not matured with the online game industry. Products are uninspired, tinkered with by the CEO endlessly based on the games his kids decide to play that day, and late to market, not because they are spending time getting things right. They waste time making basic software development mistakes that you can read about in books from 30 years ago.
- Nepotism all around. Growth and success in the company is more dependent on relationship with the right folks than performance. Learn to say "Yes we can!"

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some fresh talent in at the top that has success in the "Online" marketplace in the last decade. The industry has matured and bringing back EQ folks may not be the best way to get with the times.

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Not the best place to get a job.

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Pros: * Very talented technical people * Excellent operational support * Fun work environment,… Cons: * All managers micromanage - it's impossible to get anything done without your manager telling you how to do it. * Non-technical managers make technical decisions. *… Advice to Senior Management: * Commit to a deadline - cut features if the deadline won't be made. * Provide adequate life/work… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Eh... could be worse

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Pros: There's a decent benefits package plus the non-usual perks (game account, cd, etc.), working in the game industry,… Cons: Sometimes it's too big and teams don't communicate as they should. The squeaky wheel seems… Advice to Senior Management: Quit having people in different departments doing the exact same work and… More

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