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

(3 ratings)

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing environment, awesome culture, insane benefits

    ConsSlight lack of overall organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore team building exercises would be epic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome company and GREAT NEW LEADERSHIP!!!

    Human Resources/Recruiting (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsLeadership, 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.

    ConsSlow 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 Senior ManagementLook 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.

    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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prostime off, compensation bonus, vacation

    Consschedules, work load, resources, growth, promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job !

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

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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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    Excellent Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong team environment. Strong entrepreneurial culture.

    ConsBusiness subject to greater market conditions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep building, keep thinking out loud.

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    Excellent place to grow with a team.

    Senior QA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Culver City, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementOne 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.

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

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    Excellent company to work for

    Senior PR Assistant (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a great job and best of luck with the launch of the PlayStation 4

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsGreat 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!!!!

    Consno shuttle bus from the train station

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the Great work!!

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

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    Online Mobile Applications Developer (Current Employee)
    Cortland, OH

    ProsBest Benefits Ever,PS4 Best Gaming Developers Ever,

    ConsBest Company I've Encountered 5Starts

    Advice to Senior ManagementAwesome Management

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

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    Awesome environment!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally 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

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

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

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