Sony Electronics Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Sony Electronics President & COO Michael Fasulo
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Pros
  • Work life balance (depend on departments) (in 26 reviews)

  • Great company to work for with great people (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance - perhaps one of the worst in places I've worked at (in 12 reviews)

  • The senior management team is absolutely clueless on how to bounce back from one dramatic setback after another (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One best companies I ever worked for. Great training. Great company benefits. Great salary. Great management.

    Cons

    There were no cons. It was a terrific place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great training programs. You make your employees the best in the business.


  2. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgewood, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Terrific people, good products, and great work/life balance

    Cons

    lacking strategy, gives up to quickly on products, takes to long to adapt


  3. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Digital Cinema Engineer in Colton, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Cinema Engineer in Colton, CA

    I worked at Sony Electronics (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place. It was refreshing to work with Engineers from different Countries and backgrounds. Sony was also a great place to get training on products you work with.

    Cons

    Too many tiers of Management. When this happens, the communication gap widens due to the egos that get involved. Engineers are creative people that don't want the hassle of having too many Chef's in the Kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Downsize your Management teams so your products get a fair shot. Don't get so caught up over so many titles because it gets in the way of productivity.


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  5. TV/Mobile

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Sony Electronics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, always evolving, get to help people

    Cons

    Store closed, delay, not enough money was put towards keeping the store...

    Advice to Management

    Should've spoken out more often, there was a lot of potential growth in Sony and i get sad to watch it all crumble.


  6. Regional Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent R&D, Management is very smart, fun work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Tough to get special pricing for big deals. Are not a leader in bringing products to market. Corporate travel policies are very difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible, retain your best talent


  7. Tough Culture

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

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    1) Some fantastic people who care and want to do a great job. 2) Competitive salaries (more than competitive at the director on up levels), good benefits 3) Most roles have a good work-life balance

    Cons

    1) The culture is not very good. Lots of layoffs, constant fear of losing your job. People protect their jobs, and don't worry about the company or the organization outside of their direct team 2) Things are often dictated at the micro level on high from company HQ 3) Most roles are just about executing plans from above. Innovation is often talked about, but innovative ideas are quickly squashed.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of Sony has lost its way. There can often be a clash in cultures between East and West. The focus is not on innovation and delighting the customer. Too much ego, too much time wasted.


  8. Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great facility with perks, employee events, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of tenured employees. Low morale employees that stick around and are just there to "collect a paycheck".

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your entry level/mid level employees for growth and development. Be open to taking risks and change the mindset of "this is how we have always done it."


  9. Unfulfilled Promise - lack of vision

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    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sony Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people, with potential for providing strong contribution. History of strong technology; still some important patents. Decent pay and good benefits. Potential for important synergies between Sony pictures, Sony music, Playstation, Consumer electronics and professional electronics -- no competitors have that.

    Cons

    Weak management with frequent turnover. No accountability. Constant re-shuffling of leadership in Japan means nobody has the incentive to take business risks and "own" important new initiatives. US management has been reduced to beancounters and apologists. True product management, strategic planning and R&D have all been decimated.

    Advice to Management

    Take a page out of your competitor's playbook -- like Apple, Samsung, Nest, Sonos; hire innovative engineers and product planners in Silicon Valley to leverage latest trends. Commit to a new business initiative (like medical, networked home or digital cinema) and hire expert leaders to build the best team.


  10. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Electronics (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No micro managing. Everyone is very friendly and it is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is too low as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  11. Great company, unfortunate decline

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time

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

    Pros

    Great culture, training and benefits. Overall good work environment.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, was declining in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Improve go to market strategy.



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