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Independent place that lacks direction and vision

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

I have been working at Sony PlayStation

Pros

Informal atmosphere, good benefits, good time off. People can be very friendly.

Cons

The company feels like it lacks direction. A great deal of bureaucracy strangles innovation. Company feels like it's loosing it's competitive edge in the age of online gaming. HR is a nightmare. No solid plan for advancement within the company. Company doesn't mentor. HR has no strategy in place to retain top talent. Pay is low. Talent is mediocre. Japanese style hierarchy and decision making structure is out of place in Silicon Valley. The company "events" have become an embarrassing joke (karaoke in the parking lot anyone?).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please get a competent consulting group in here to look at management practices! Be more open with employees. Hire talent with solid backgrounds and some real management experience. Stop hiring internally from the Test department! This isn't the 90's! Fire half of the marketing staff.

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    SCEA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation

    Pros

    SCEA has excellent benefits, and working there provides the opportunity to contribute to world class technology on a leading gaming console.

    Cons

    Getting onto the right team is critical as some teams run like a well oiled machine while others are unfathomably dysfunctional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Problems are mostly at the team level rather than at the corporate level, though a thorough revamping of HR to make their processes more efficient would be beneficial.

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    Good

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

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation

    Pros

    They have very interesting work, nice colleagues, good environment. I really appreciate the exp. The pay is also good, better than avg.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job and the whole environment are not very enthusiastic. But anyway, this is difficult to solve. Still good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have very interesting work, nice colleagues, good environment. I really appreciate the exp. The pay is also good, better than avg.

    Recommends
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