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Sony Electronics Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Mar 8, 2014
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Sony Electronics President & COO Phil Molyneux

Phil Molyneux

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork with a bunch of smart guys

ConsNeed to fight with beauracucy

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On Track to Lose $1 Billion in Current Fiscal Year!

Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsI'm not sure there are any.

ConsUpper management is still pursuing a 1980s-style manufacturing/industrial strategy. They don't realize the world has moved on and they can't figure out why no on wants to buy want they're selling. As long as this mindset persists, Sony will continue to decline in the face of competition from Apple, Samsung, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire.

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

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Sony is no longer a great employer

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsGreat benefits, good people to work with. A long history of engineering and product excellence. World top five brand leader.

ConsThe company is doing drastic cost cutting to stay afloat, and is not able to pursue innovative new products because of financial issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on new products and innovation, not selling assets - getting rid of your best people will lead to implosion even faster.

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

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Soon Only Not Yet

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSome really cool technology and lots of untapped potential. Most co-workers are very passionate and capable, if not shell-shocked from round after round of layoffs. A good place if you're really into office politics.

ConsFew, if any, of the executives are true leaders. The current path seems to indicate the company will become irrelevant -- there appears to be no real strategy whatsoever other than laying off more and more people. Colleagues in Japan are in no way aligned with local realities; duplicate and contrary efforts abound.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to explain why it's not hopeless, but don't sugarcoat the truth -- you do yourselves a disservice.

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

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The worst place to work

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San Jose, CA

I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time for more than a year

ProsThere is nothing I can say... Maybe just for store discount

ConsFavorite people get promoted... Nobody cares about skills, experience etc.,

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

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Research Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsBenefits are decent. The building is conveniently located next to the San Jose airport.

ConsRank/file employee turnover at this business unit is incredibly high. Specifically, turnover is at least 4-5 times higher than most Silicon Valley companies. As a result, this business unit is "always hiring." In contrast, no one in senior management has left this business unit in the past 10 years.

HR is aware of some (but probably not all) of the problems that exist in this business unit. However, unlike an American company, HR is powerless to do anything.

Advice to Senior ManagementPhil Molyneaux: You are in charge or US operations. Why is the employee turnover at this business unit so high? What are the complaints from former Sony Alumni, regarding this business unit? (There are a lot of US Research Center alumni out there.) Please find out. The best course of action is to disband the business unit, and to form a new one, with a brand new senior management team.

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

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Very Nice place to work at, if..............

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery nice strong engineers group, interesting projects.

Consthere are some cons when unhealthy balance of ............... tipping

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Prosso much new technologies to work on and great team work in oversee

Consyou can work on one project and not going home for two weeks. But I got a 2 weeks off after that.

Advice to Senior Managementplaning ahead of time to get enough resources to handle the work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun place to work for when the business was doing well.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Sony Electronics

ProsRelatively free and not constraining.

Consgrowth and promition is limited to local hires.

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Positive Times

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Sony Electronics

ProsGood people with good benfits and good product.

ConsLoss of focus on customers

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose sight of the fact that the end user is the most important thing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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