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Sony Network Entertainment International Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
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    SNEI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International

    Pros

    SNEI is one of the high reputation companies. They are using the most modern technology.

    Cons

    I dont think there is any cons

    Recommends
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    Do As I Say.....

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    On-site cafeteria, on-site fitness center, library of low-end PlayStation games, free beverages.
    The majority of the engineers and middle-level management are great to work with.

    Cons

    The untouchable new "leadership" kills all desire to be productive as everyone is scared to open their mouth or make a wrong move.
    Any previous creativity has been replaced by fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring mediocre VPs and Directors from Intuit. Instead, think about promoting SNEI Managers who have performed well.

    Is this type of internal culture what is best for our customers?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    The teams are great and everyone is super helpful

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    Former Employee - Security Operations Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Security Operations Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony Network Entertainment International part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work with great team and great company's benefit

    Cons

    Poor Human Resources. They are so unclear with everything and the system is pretty slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider Intern's perspective and review

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Longtime employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International full-time

    Pros

    Nice, smart co-workers. Division is doing very well. Good location. Lots to like generally.

    Cons

    Company has politics. Wish we got to work on more interesting projects here in Los Angeles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what the team in LA can do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Seems decent, but some senior members have a lot of power and too much time on their hands

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony Network Entertainment International as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun culture, like minded employees. There are nice perks, and a cool gym, pool table, and cafe. Other employees seemed very nice.

    Cons

    The management seemed like they had a little too much power, and too much time. They got themselves involved in random things that seemed over the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would focus more on the lower-level employees and getting them to realize their creativity rather than micromanaging them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Herding Cats

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're a gamer, tons of free stuff and access to things that are interesting to you. If you're not a gamer... well...

    Cons

    Technology, network and features are so far behind the competition and management can't figure out how to capitalize on a huge PlayStation audience that is willing to pay for quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sony will always be Sony. Promising products and smart people running local companies that are shackled by Tokyo management that makes the same old egotistical mistakes and arrogant assumptions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Software Development Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to work on a product that affects millions. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Slow to evolve. Good ideas get swept under the rug unless the right person is driving the effort. A decent percentage of the people who work there are way out of touch with their customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your customers better. Some prices/products are not what people are looking for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Fun Stuff

    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Managers were really cool, honestly, its always a plus when every desk has a PS3 or PS4 as the main medium to do work. Somewhat of a start up feel, but still corporate so it gives you a little of both worlds.

    Cons

    Often given multiple tasks from different departments. Assignments tend to stack on one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing.

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    A dynamic office in San Francisco

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sony Network Entertainment International as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    SNEI is growing, it is definitely the most potential subsidiary of Sony America. It is like a startup, everything is changing, and everyone is exploring, plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    It is not a Silicon Valley company, it doesn't come with free meal, nor free parking, nor even entertainment rooms.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Crummy work environment - lack of inovation

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Sony Network Entertainment International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the coworkers are really great friends and companions and fun to be around. Great for people without experience to get a head start and move up in a corporate environment.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance, 40 hours a week is considered not enough by management, which as a programmer is pretty bad. Worked for months until 8 or 9 o'clock at night plus some weekends and was still reprimanded for not working 'hard enough'. Management would intentionally steer away from new technology and favor the old just to get products out faster. Constant unrealistic deadlines set by inexperienced managers who have no knowledge of software development themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest creating a better work life balance in the company, innovate more, and hire more employees if deadlines are consistently keeping employees working late evenings and weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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