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Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
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  1.  

    It was a great learning experience working with some smart people. Work culture was very good too.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Mobile Communications as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good training opportunities, working among smart and talented people, amazing products and good benefits for employees are some of the reasons to work at Sony.

    Cons

    Difficult to think of any cons as compared to working with other companies. Career growth could be a little slower as there are various stages involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  2.  

    Good Culture

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Sony Mobile Communications

    Pros

    Very Collaborative work environment and global interaction. Excellent Benefits. All Insurance is company paid working in Sony Mobile.

    Cons

    Ongoing struggles making a profit leads to very little pay increases and bonuses. Constant reorganization. The company is still trying to figure out how to make money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency needed when making changes. The Japanese style of doing things secretly does not work in a global company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Lost its culture and brand

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Sony Mobile Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Huge portfolio of porential assets to bring to consumers

    Cons

    Complete lack of strategy implementation. Symptomatic of a company with big financial issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do, not allow the army of analysts and Biz Control people in Tokyo to think to much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Colleagues like family, extremely international atmosphere, dynamic and challenging industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sony Mobile Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with, global exposure, fast paced environment and very challenging industry. The teams are kept very tight so opportunity to take on real responsibility is available everyday. General level of competence is very high and atmosphere is always reflects a get it done attitude. Benefits seem to be extremely good compared to general average.

    Cons

    Work life balance not great, lots of travel needed. Business has been challenged for several years and problem solving is a standard procedure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Software Architect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Mobile Communications

    Pros

    Great Engineers around.
    People are all very friendly

    Cons

    Too Japanese Style
    Qualcomm and Google did everything to make a smartphone,
    not much left for makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move faster.
    No meaningless meetings

  7.  

    Area Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Sony Mobile Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom with the job

    Cons

    The upper management gives you little tools to work with to do your job, horrible atmosphere to work in and constant threat of loosing your job due to poor company financials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull out of the mobile market and stick with computers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Sony Mobile Communications USA (Inc) is a very good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Software Project Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Software Project Manager in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Sony Mobile Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sony Mobile Communications USA (Inc) is a very good company to work for. Really good working culture and friendly people. The most attractive part is the benefits.

    Cons

    Since this is a Japanese based comapny, lot of process oriented and really slow to lauch the prducts and hence the company is loosing their market value.

    Recommends
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    Pick your poison

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

    I worked at Sony Mobile Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great corporate brand and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy which stagnates quick decisions and regional needs. Seem to be on the fence about the US market; daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quick decisions and local empowerment are some key essentials to success. Local management needs a stronger voice.

    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good technology company but unable to sustain itself in extreme market competition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Mobile Communications

    Pros

    Get to work on lot of new technologies
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Compensation not on-par with the market
    Limited personal growth opportunities
    Lot of useless processes
    People with good political skills but very limited technical skills can thrive in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    The journey has been OK till now.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Sony Mobile Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Global company. Get chance to work with employees from around the world. Know about different cultures.
    - Chance to travel
    - Salary is OK

    Cons

    - Not many benefits.
    - Japanese company. Difficult for others to scale the ladder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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