Sony PlayStation
3.1 of 5 165 reviews
www.us.playstation.com San Mateo, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.1 165 reviews

                             

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Sony PlayStation President & CEO Shawn Layden

Shawn Layden

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Pros:
  • "Fun working environment, great work/life balance"
    in 14 reviews
  • "good life work balance, fun work environment"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is a HUGE disconnect and lack of communication between departments"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Senior management lacks vision and have really tough time driving any projects"
    in 8 reviews
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Greatness Awaits?

    Video Games (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsNew campus and cafeteria are nice. Good product that gamers are enthusiastic about.

    ConsOutdated corporate culture, slow to adapt to new technology. Hasn't incorporated the mobile culture that now dominates silicon valley. Nepotism across the organization, candidates are hired and receive promotions based on previous business relationships. The existing workforce though qualified, stagnates. Open reqs get filled
    through the back door and then posted to 'Career Opprtunities'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease review the 'cons' section.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers, zero career advancement

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    Pros- The people at PlayStation are passionate about the products we're assigned to, and its apparent in our work. We are pushed hard to accomplish a lot with little time.
    - There are many resources from within the company to manifest outward facing communication.
    - on-site gym and cafeteria.

    Cons- We work so fast, that we forget about our own careers... and HR does not seem to care. Our goals for the fiscal year are written within the last two month of the year, rendering them meaningless.
    - Prerequisites for promotion are vague. When a straight answer is obtained from management, the prerequisites change by the end of the year, making promotion impossible to achieve. Some employees stay in the same position for a decade (or more) before promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees and invest in their development for a smarter, more efficient workforce.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Focused, collaborative, open work environment

    Community Manager (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGood co-workers, responsive support staff, thorough benefits, and no shortage of resources at one's disposal (provided management can be convinced of an idea's validity).

    ConsSporadic work hours, inconsistent passion / motivation levels amongst employees, a general sense of money being much more important than corporate reputation or product quality

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop letting passionate workers leave for other companies. It seemed to be happening a lot whilst employed there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work. Bridging the gap between corporate and playful lifestyles.

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsEmployee discounts are pretty generous. The new Bridgepointe building is pretty awesome.

    ConsDepending on where you are coming from, traffic can be a pain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Accountant (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsNice play to work, nice building, very high tech

    ConsProject ended without 2 weeks notice

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

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    OK place to work but not god for long term.

    QA Tester (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFun work enviroment, decent hours and pay.

    ConsThey will keep you as a temp for many years so they won't have to give you benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter benefits and perks for employees. Everyone feels pretty expendable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No room for advancement, unless you work in corporate office

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, and good perks, great hard working co-workers

    ConsUnorganized management, poor planning for projects. Promote office staff that is clueless

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job planning projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat collaborative environment. Most talented pool of dedicated and passionate employees. If you like being a part of creative and fun work enviroment-apply at playstation :)

    ConsI felt that there were limited opportunities for women. Predominantly male-centric company. Lack of internal promotability which results in attrition of key talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more opportunities to the existing employee base. Semiannual performance measurement matrix with hard and enforces goals. Encourage creativity among producers.

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    A great time!

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsLots of fun events, perks and people to work with

    ConsToo many unproductive meetings without enough time to do actual work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very fun internship that exposed me to a wide variety of PlayStation titles and technologies.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsIf you like working with Playstation titles and/or on Playstation tech, this is the place to be.

    ConsIt is a very large company, and it can be easy to feel like you've been lost in the crowd.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to value your new talent's perspective. It can be a breath of fresh air.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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