Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Sony PlayStation President & CEO Shawn Layden
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance; 4 weeks vacation; (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people, culture and generally a fun place to work (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management tends to micromanage and does not allow staff to make critical decisions (in 9 reviews)

  • 75% of the jobs are contract positions, with little to no job security once the project ends, and it doesn't look like that is changing any time soon (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work with smart and fun people all around

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    Former Employee - IT Member in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - IT Member in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendliness, work-life balance and very collaborative cross-functional env. Very goal and project oriented group and employees shared responsibilities of supporting all critical systems and business user can always count on the IT group. Lots of fun activities and goodies and very often surrounded by enthusiastic new title or product releases excitements and thus promoted a very positive and thriving corporate culture of which enabled forwarding thinking and cutting edge and new product market direction strategic planning.

    Cons

    Career advancement and growth can be more defined within the core group. Overall company goals could be funneled down to individual department and contributor's goals for common achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management is well respected


  2. So far Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fun place to work.. great job

    Cons

    the pay could be better.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  3. Helpful (1)

    Best Job I've ever had!

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, interesting work, cool people... Lots of training, good budget for gear. Management is competent. Results oriented.

    Cons

    None. Anything negative I might say would be petty. I guess you could say that we have more work than we could possibly do (and we do) but the management knows this, and doesn't make people work themselves to death to do the impossible. They set priorities. But there's just not enough time in the day!


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  5. Great Brand and the company is changing for the better...

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    PlayStation looks like it has it's Mojo back...

    Cons

    Offices are currently old and cramped but we move to new offices in 2013! Good news!


  6. Awesome environment!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Really relaxed environment with lots of really chill people. Definitely get to see a lot of diversity in the studios - and everyone here has a huge passion for the gaming industry

    Cons

    Little disorganized and frustrating trying to get things through higher corporate levels. Sometimes too many different departments and it can be confusing as to who's in charge of what.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure studios so that communication is efficient throughout each individual studio as well as a good flow into the corporate levels.


  7. Talent Acquisition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Leadership, the whole company is on the same page with the PS4 launch, everyone seems to be moving in the same direction, Tons O Fun!!!!

    Cons

    no shuttle bus from the train station

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great work!!


  8. Excellent company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior PR Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior PR Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very stimulating creative environment. Management is professional and takes an invested interest in employees.

    Cons

    My personal experience was that I had a 57 mile commute one way in heavy traffic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job and best of luck with the launch of the PlayStation 4


  9. Excellent place to grow with a team.

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Stable company. - Great benefits. - Good work/life balance. - Telecommuting possibilities. - Knowledgeable employees.

    Cons

    Management does not grow employees from withing the company. Very hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    One of the core management principles is to promote you best resources, encourage them to succeed. People will eventually leave the company, no matter how good the place is, as there is no room for growth there.


  10. A great time!

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of fun events, perks and people to work with

    Cons

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


  11. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation part-time

    Pros

    time off, compensation bonus, vacation

    Cons

    schedules, work load, resources, growth, promotion

    Advice to Management

    Great job !



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