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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 337 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Sony President & CEO Kazuo Hirai

Kazuo Hirai

(83 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "If you are thinking working for a company that provides very good work-life balance"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Compensation, Holidays, Work environment, Excellent Campus"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance, exhausted"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Long working hours, reflecting good and bad of japanese org culture,,,to many meeting"
    in 6 reviews
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    Great company to work for as a Full time Employee.

    Software QA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsMeet deadlines and your golden. Relaxing environment and great coworkers. Always something new to do and to test.

    ConsDoesn't really care for temp employees. Doesn't pay too well. Getting a raise seams forbidden.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all as equals and stop putting people down for raise after being there for more then 3 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work if you can handle ambiguity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, beautiful facility, great benefits

    ConsUncertain future, Japanese leadership sometimes make US employees feel like outsiders

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    The worst company I have ever worked for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey had a great employee discount.

    ConsThe store was run more like a mom and pop business. There was a large lack of respect for employee’s personal privacy. Management would talk about others employees private matters with sales associates. The accepted culture in the store was run off of fear and intimidation. The female associates were treated like second class citizens. Their was also a great deal of favoritism. Many associates feared talking to management about conflicts. There was a very low level of moral.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are laws that are supposed to protect both employees and the company. There needs to be anonymous feedback surveys sent to sales associates with higher management and human resources.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On the decline

    Sales Inventory Planner (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsYou work with a lot of smart people and very stimulating. Always learning something new due to changes.

    ConsDecisions take a long time. A lot of managers and work in silos.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecisions are made in Tokyo and not in the states. Some decisions don't make sense for US market and everyone knows just shrug and go forward.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work

    Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots of opportunities, great people, great work environment, fun environment, access to great perks

    Consmanagement great an the work running the creative side of the business, but not always adept at the work of managing people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat company, learning opps and career path

    ConsPay is very low compared to industry standards

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    Too Many Changes that don't work

    Manager (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGood people, smart people. Good work/life balance in the group I was in, but I don't think it's that way for all groups.

    ConsToo many changes in upper management. Re-orgs every year or so. Too many levels for approval. Too many levels to advance in a normal time frame.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company with many hurdles yet to overcome.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInspiring, talented and diligent people, excellent benefits, very good salary, opportunity to partner with Sony sister companies on projects, wide range of high-profile projects, good work-life balance.

    ConsDealing with a lot of ambiguity, quick turnarounds expected with little direction or clear purpose, minimal raises, room for growth is limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegain focus on innovation and making premium products, instead of trying to be all things to everyone. eliminate all non-essential SKUs. Less time in meetings and more streamlined decision-making.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was good, bad & great

    Promotions & Marketing (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWe had good music for the listeners

    Conswe had bad music & the CEO didn t respect the urban department

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the street soldiers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A falling giant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are thinking working for a company that provides very good work-life balance. It is a company for you.

    ConsSlow career advancement and low employee moral. Sony is no longer a innovative company like it was before.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink outside the box.

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