Sony Network Entertainment International

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Sony Network Entertainment International Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work with exciting products touching millions of users

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Product Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Product Management

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

    Pros

    Once in Sony, you will have a hard time leaving, it is hard to beat when the products and services you are in charge of affects millions of people around the globe. Lot of opportunities to grow and at the same time enhance exciting products and services. Great and smart people. International culture and opportunities for working abroad.

    Cons

    Being part of a huge organization often also unfortunately mean slower in many aspects as there are more stakeholders and customers to consider and keep happy, which can be frustrating. Large old solutions that takes a lot of time to change and keep up to the changing market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sony is falling behind in regards to maternity and paternity leave. Have heard colleagues and friends discussing just that comparing with other tech companies. Sony Mobile have 6 months, would be a nice benefit and aligned with the Japanese culture to offer longer maternity leave.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great career starter, slow mid-career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    SNEI is a great place to begin your career, and a great senior level environment.

    Cons

    Mid-level career development is lacking unless you overly commit to get what you want. This includes going around those you work with and report to, in the end causing rifts in your internal network. It is not uncommon for employees to leave SNEI during their mid level careers and return for senior level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more resources to train and develop your employees, then keep them by offering competitive salaries and options.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of potential, great brand, but no commitment to team or tech innovation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    A few very talented and passionate co-workers. Day-to-day chaos can lead to growth opportunities, if you can manage to keep your head above water and work past it.

    Cons

    Huge amount of attrition at every level and function. In less than a year, I watched 70% of my team leave. 2 top executives quit outright (giving no notice), leaving their positions unfilled until a year plus after. New middle and senior management has little to no experience in the space. The culture is becoming increasingly conservative, cliquey and less diverse as the parent company struggles financially. Said passionate and skilled workers were burned through, weren't recognized for their efforts, and left. Successful or innovative work is considered threatening and not rewarded. Not-rocking-the-boat is encouraged. Remaining and new employees are necessarily apathetic and mediocre in order to survive. Zero career growth paths. Strategy is often abandoned and teams are randomized due to pet projects and poor operational planning. Groundhog Day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and then stick to a 21st century strategy. Hire diverse talent with relevant experience or promote high-performers from within. Reward measurable results, not blind loyalty or popular perception.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Growth engine for Sony

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International

    Pros

    Get to work closely with the Playstation team to build great products for gamers.
    Digital experience is very fulfilling, especially since we are growing.

    Cons

    Sony overall has business units that are challenging and that can affect other divisions

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Harboring incompitence

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    You don't have to worry about getting fired. They operate like a studio instead of a technology company so it's easy to get up to speed.

    Cons

    Good Ideas never see the light of day and bad Ideas never get killed. Japanese culture instills a process of conscious which is extremely detrimental in a technology company. No one is given decision making power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company.. more to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very interesting job and fun work environment.

    Cons

    Communication is suffering but the leadership are working on the issue and it has been improving a lot last 12 months or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The improvement plan is working out. Now we have a great leader in SD office and he is very impressive. I think we are heading to right way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Review for SNEI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to Intern at.

    Cons

    Not sure if conversion to Full-time will happen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A place to kill your time but not to develop your career future

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours; every year there is a holiday shutdown between Christmas and New Years day... that's the only pros I can think of...

    Cons

    too many/frequent changes at management level, senior managers/directors come and go, the working experience in the same company is not recognized by itself, incapable mid-senior management team, almost the entire DB department is called Indian team which implies its recruitment might not be a fair play, too many politics at all levels, you have career future here only if your manager likes you personally, work performance has nothing to do with it...salaries of same level engineers from different groups can be a huge difference...over the long term it's a sinking ship...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop changing/re-organizing, define the goals clearly, and give more career development chances to the people who actually did the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Quality Control Specialist

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Specialist
    Current Employee - Quality Control Specialist

    I have been working at Sony Network Entertainment International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of space to grow

    Cons

    To start working there you are hire as a contractor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Anti-Innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Sony is a large company with lots of hardware and software opportunities, people coming into Sony are excited to be part of what could be an amazing place for innovation within design and engineering.

    Cons

    Massive amount of blocking from self-promoting management on ideas and innovation. Most people leave within a year, them that stay are locked by political handcuffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sony HQ, i'd recommend you look into SNEI cooked books.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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