Sony DADC Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
51 Reviews
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  1.  

    Enjoyable experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony DADC as a contractor

    Pros

    Great name to have on the resume
    Large network

    Cons

    Goals were not clear
    Disgruntle employees

  2.  

    What i thought to be a good oportunity turned out to be a big joke.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at Sony DADC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get four days off a week, the only good thing i have to say about them.....

    Cons

    The people that work there act like they are in high school, not a good working environment at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to train their new people better, and pay attention to what is really going on inside their company , instead of sitting in their big offices all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Sony DADC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the leaders in Digital Media and technology

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized, moral is bad, not a fun place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company drove continuous improvement day and night

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor

    I worked at Sony DADC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent workforce with a company drive to engage employees. Company offers mandatory and volunteer training classes to develop the workforce.

    Cons

    Losing a large percentage of the disc market to the competitors, long term outlook is gloomy for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve communication of improvement projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    What was once THE place to work. Not so much.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at Sony DADC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Easy. Not much manual labor.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like idiots. If you are not buddies with upper management, you are not going anywhere. Too much wasted time with allowing techs to come in to either get their 40 hours or overtime as most of the time they are useless and sit around. If it is not their home shift, they don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bending policy for some. Pay your employees for the job they do. Too many differences in wages from employee to employee for the doing the same work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic work/life balance comes at a price

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA

    I worked at Sony DADC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company-issued gadgets, very flexible in terms of work/life balance, great ability to work from home when needed (child is sick, appointments, etc), very good management team (for the most part).

    Cons

    HR team (LA) is severely incompetent. In years with the company HR hasn't done anything correct from a first attempt. They lost my signed offer when I was starting at DADC...never answered e-mails in timely fashion (which meant delays in staffing/interviewing process for my team), never answered a direct question. This HR team definitely carries the torch of gross incompetence. If YOU are joining DADC in LA then monitor every comm with HR and follow up relentlessly and proactively as they are reactive and leave an impression that they don't like to be bothered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up HR dept

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A subsidiary within subsidiaries - no clear vision for the future of the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Sony DADC part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sony does have great corporate benefits, in addition to the usual 401K and Dental/Health, the ability to shop Sony products at a discount is great.

    Cons

    Leadership was only concerned with P&L and all decisions were based upon that. There is no foresight to invest in R&D to ensure the existing workforce will transition from packaged media into streaming models.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While on paper it may seem cost-effective to send the work over to India, consider the frustration and additional hours of stress this puts on the American workforce. The company has probably doubled expenditures in overhead management by outsourcing the production work to vendors who consistently deliver low quality products and double the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    So much promise, so little delivered.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Sony DADC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting process and technology. Most lower tier employees competent and willing to help support you. Family type atmosphere in most cases with some supervision and almost all hourly workers. Fair pay and decent, but not great, benefits.

    Cons

    In big time cost cutting mode at present as the industry is past its peak. However, management positions still being created despite cuts of lower tier positions. Advancement opportunities not made clear or even discussed. What advancement there is is via the buddy system in most cases. Too many high level positions now staffed by persons who have not been promoted from within, but instead brought in from the upper echelons of other failed optical media manufacturers because they can be cold, unfeeling "hatchet men". These people have no connection to the company's past or its employees. Micromanagement in many cases. Need I continue?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the upper management that has no history with the company. Engage your workforce and look for leadership opportunities from within. You might be surprised with what you have right under your nose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Disc manufacturing is a quickly dying industry.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony DADC

    Pros

    It may be a "ok" temp job for someone. Once was a good paying career with great benefits.

    Cons

    Where do I start??? Generally bad and highly erratic work schedule. Constant payrate decreases and cuts while being asked to do "more, better, faster". Unreal security!! You are not allowed to leave with any food (even canned goods, sealed containers) as they fear you are going to steal a disc. Phones will be taken for two weeks if they enter the building. They will go throughout the pictures and call logs to check for anything suspicious. You will have to go into a xray machine every time you leave the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging the place into the ground and work on boosting positivity within the work place. Get rid of ALL of the management that came from the FAILED Pittman, NJ plant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Preventive Maintenance Tech

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    Former Employee - Production Maintenance Tech  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Production Maintenance Tech in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Sony DADC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clean place, Mostly air conditioned facility.
    Good people to work with. But still have to pay attention to some people!

    Cons

    Ridiculous and complicated rules, forced overtime.
    Management does not value general craft.
    Inadequate training.
    Very disorganized management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and value general craft opinions. Honest communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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