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SCEA San Diego studio

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Current Contractor - Maya Technical Director in San Diego, CA
Current Contractor - Maya Technical Director in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Sony PlayStation as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great environment and people, and very competitive pay. Decent Sony discounts as well.

Cons

They mostly hire contractors for a project, and just let them go with a vague promise of calling them back when a new project gets started. They also don't directly offer benefits, but you can get a plan through the contracting agency.

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  1. Decently ran & well treated QA Team but zero opportunities for growth

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    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Tester in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Tester in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Direct input and feedback on design features, etc. are often requested & taken serious by most of the design team
    - Overtime was never SUPER crazy during the overall project except towards the end
    - Nice perks & company events; all employees including all contract workers were treated like the permanent employees

    Cons

    - Very poor & unprofessional and irresponsible QA Lead ran the project
    - Upper Production Management did a poor job of giving all of QA, including more experienced individuals, the ability to excel at tasks. Assignments were almost always given to the same individuals
    - Upper management & staffing representative did a poor job of handling the end-of-contract situation
    - No immediate growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    - Be more open and honest with contract QA testers. Finding out your contract has ended because you noticed you were no longer on an email alias instead of being honest when individuals are asking for a status update is not very professional.
    - Give all of QA the opportunity to shine, especially during chaotic times, an individual's true abilities will usually appear at that point
    - Do a better job at screening QA Leads


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    Great products and fun environment; Lacking Senior Leadership

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and a total blast to work with the fun people. Good competitive industry full of great smart people.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from Senior Management. Don't take great care of employees as it is a 'privilege' to work there. Not competitive salaries for same reason.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your best employees and ensure they are valued. Give a clear direction to the workforce and keep the politics out of the lower levels.


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