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Good people, lots of politics

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Current Employee - Marketing in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Marketing in Foster City, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Some very good people to work with, nice location, decent perks.

Cons

If your VP is connected well, your group will do well. Pick the wrong horse and your department will get absorbed into a different one. That's not unique to this place. Future outlook is murky. Vita needs to do better. Everything is riding on ps4. If it doesn't do well, it will be the end.

Advice to Management

The new building is nice, but more investment in rewarding hard workers is the key.

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  1. Used to be the greatest place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Creative, highly motivated environment. A dream job for an engineer. Japanese company loyal to employees. Good at life work balance.

    Cons

    Sinking industry. Sinking company. Short-sighted and inept management. Terrible at keeping talent. Disfunctinal teams all across departments. In spite of much effort, lots of silos across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training mid and senior level managers. Establish process, expectations and accountabilities. Foster collaboration acroos teams/disciplines/geographies. Invest in training software engineers.

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    So Much Potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    So much potential to revive one of the greats in the industry.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt and the risk aversion is preventing the organization from truly being nimble.

    Advice to Management

    Start taking risks and listen to what the public actually wants. There is so much talent in the lower ranks with ideas that simply aren't getting airtime. The stratification throughout the ranks is hindering real growth.

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