Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
185 Reviews

3.4
185 Reviews
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Sony PlayStation President & CEO Shawn Layden
Shawn Layden
7 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun working environment, great work/life balance (in 15 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's PlayStation...what else needs to be said

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Amazing environment, awesome culture, insane benefits

    Cons

    Slight lack of overall organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building exercises would be epic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company and GREAT NEW LEADERSHIP!!!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources/Recruiting  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources/Recruiting in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation as a contractor

    Pros

    Leadership, with NEW CEO and Leadership being updated there is no limits for Sony.
    * Andrew House - CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment - This guy invented and has successful launched and built the PlayStation Brand & Company
    * Shawn Layden New President & CEO of SCEA - Progressive Studio and Networking leader, this guy knows how to lead and build games, oh ya and put the games on the network !!!
    * David Perry - CEO of Gaikai - This guy a a total Rock Star and is going to change online gaming, check him out on TED talks.

    Cons

    Slow to update. Yep some thing internal need to be updated and Sony tends to error on the side of being cautious rather then leading the efforts, Although it seems the new leadership is not afraid to march forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the outside world and bring in exceptional talent to help move the company forward. It's time to upgrade from your legacy people and systems and bring in Silicon Valley expertise to push SCEA to the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony PlayStation part-time

    Pros

    time off, compensation bonus, vacation

    Cons

    schedules, work load, resources, growth, promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great time!

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony PlayStation

    Pros

    Strong team environment. Strong entrepreneurial culture.

    Cons

    Business subject to greater market conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building, keep thinking out loud.

  7.  

    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

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Talent Acquisition

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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 PlayStation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Great work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sony GamerIndepth, PSMobile App Developer,PStalent.com Model And Actress

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    Current Employee - Online Mobile Applications Developer  in  Cortland, OH
    Current Employee - Online Mobile Applications Developer in Cortland, OH

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best Benefits Ever,PS4 Best Gaming Developers Ever,

    Cons

    Best Company I've Encountered 5Starts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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