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Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
183 Reviews
3.4
183 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun working environment, great work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • good life work balance, fun work environment (in 9 reviews)


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

  • There is a HUGE disconnect and lack of communication between departments (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Fun working environment, great work/life balance. Great on site cafe and work out facility

    Cons

    Management, management, management. Either good manager but, not strong enough to outweigh bad popular strategies for the company or bad manager with 'power' to make non strategic or profitable decisions for the company. There are definitely some good/strong managers in the bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weeding out the dead weight is needed ASAP for PS to thrive up to their expectations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    PlayStation is just as fun as you would imagine.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture is very open and everything revolves around the consumer which is something I havent seen in many other companies. The way that management gives freedom to its groups allows for greater creative freedom to develop ideas (always taking into consideration the needs of its consumers)

    Cons

    Sony corporate policies can sometimes overshadow the PS irrelevant culture. Bureaucracy and antiquated processes create some major frustrations when it comes to executions.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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.  

    Playstation is going downhill, rapidly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sony PlayStation Merchandising Account Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sony PlayStation Merchandising Account Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I'm a field rep and don't have to deal with all the BS at corporate office on a dailyy basis

    Cons

    Dealing with management that is clueless, unflexible in their policies, corporate wastes money, they think the impossible can always be accomplished by their field reps in accounts that are suffering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET A CLUE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Greatness Awaits?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Video Games in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Video Games in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Outdated 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please review the 'cons' section.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, zero career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and invest in their development for a smarter, more efficient workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's A Good Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefits good PTO friendly co-workers good location

    Cons

    Balance between work and life not good, pay is not equal to other studios culture has changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the way the studio was

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Accountant (Contract)

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    Current Employee - Accountant in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice play to work, nice building, very high tech

    Cons

    Project ended without 2 weeks notice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Focused, collaborative, open work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Community Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good 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).

    Cons

    Sporadic 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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