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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Sony

Pros

Great management and very competent employees.

Cons

There are no staff level employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great job and able to meet deadlines timely and efficiently.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Great brand, disorganised company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England (UK)

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Great brand, modern office environment, hiring motivated people, large organisation so opportunities for advancement are available, staff shop gave decent discounts, use of good agencies for creative and effective marketing campaigns, sense of pride in brand rather than achievements, good incentives and salaries, big marketing budgets when they exist

    Cons

    Highly unstructured and not process driven, the Audio Marketing business unit I worked in was chaotic with high turnover, too much involvement by Tokyo head office in Europe-specific issues, head office had a 'we know better than you' attitude, internal politics of Japanese vs European management - you have to learn to bow and say thank you, clique-y Japanese management stuck together and was usually more in-the-know than Western colleagues, lack of cohesion between departments despite strategy of 'Sony United', no work-life balance, too many directors and VPs, antiquated reporting systems, too much emphasis on reporting and analysing performance rather than improving it, over-reliance on external agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be respectful of the local markets' and European Head Office's ability to do their jobs. Leave the Europeans to be custodians of the brand in Europe without interference and constant need for reporting to Tokyo head office. Find ways to integrate the business better: sister companies, hardware and content, marketing campaigns, departments, employees, cultures, business units, local marketing+regional marketing+head office markeing+global markeing, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    good job for old managers

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    Current Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    It's a huge consumer electronics company where you can work on several projects.

    Cons

    Strategy doesn't exist and so your personal proposals are more than welcome. Too many people on the way to reach your objective and too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be aware to select competent management for each department. I saw people jumping from marketing to design or engineering to easily....individual skills and specialization should be much more kept in mind by management instead of politics and bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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