Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global Reviews

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Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global CEO Kunimasa Suzuki
Kunimasa Suzuki
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Pros
  • good ergonomic work environment with good facilities like gym, break rooms, wellness rooms etc (in 15 reviews)

  • good benefits, opportunities to advance (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of direction from higher management, less recognition to actually good people (in 3 reviews)

  • Politics between sites and people origining from the two different mother companies (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Awesome place to work! Excellent products

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Top notch best in the industry benefits Nice perks from Sony Fun to work on products that you use every day

    Cons

    Management in Sweden and Japan is shortsighted when it comes to looking forward several years

    Advice to Management

    You left RTP for all the wrong reasons! Bad move. You lost credibility with AT&T.


  2. Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Work environment was very positive, and I worked with some of the best people of my career. Teams felt like family, we worked hard, and were well compensated. Good pay, good benefits, and great projects.

    Cons

    It was challenging to work at a remote site (not Sweden or Japan), as they often made major decisions without sufficient input or regard to the impact to other sites.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people... at all levels. They have great insight that you can use to your benefit.


  3. It was excellent while it lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Start-up type work culture. Flexible hours. Excellent Benefits.

    Cons

    Needed better project management training.


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  5. Great company but in a very competitive business

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Treats employees well, great benefits

    Cons

    Transitions to new mobile platforms were difficult


  6. Happy place to work prior to layoffs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my first year of working at Sony in 2008 it was a great place to work. After the first round of layoffs at the RTP office there was low morale. Then a year later they closed the office.

    Cons

    The management was from Lund and that was an issue to get direction from a country with a totally different culture.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Innovation - its the only way to survive.


  7. Excellent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Durham, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flat Infrastructure. Excellent benefits. Excellent training. Loved the people. It was a wonderful experience.

    Cons

    Sony Ericsson did not do a good job promoting their own product in the US so we always felt on edge about our jobs. In the end that was the death of us. We ended up being laid off in October 2008 when the CDMA channel was completely shut down.


  8. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Test in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment to work in. Opportunity to test cool phones.

    Cons

    tedious testing from time to time

    Advice to Management

    Keep track of work delegation


  9. Decent but made harsh decisions without the facts.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people & great benefits

    Cons

    Poor leadership; lack of strategic direction


  10. A good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, Good team to work for. Goos salary and benefit.

    Cons

    Decision making relied on parent company.

    Advice to Management

    More authority locally.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Too top-heavy and slow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Sony Ericsson Mobile-Global

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Skilled co-workers that are very helpful Interesting projects and working with the latest technology Good facilities close to restaurants and stores

    Cons

    Too much politics when it comes to product development responsibilities. Too Sweden-centric, everything must be accepted by management in Sweden Management too slow to make decisions, leading to non-competitive products.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the best engineers to become managers. Not only are you taking away the best engineers, but they are often not very good managers.



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