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Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
177 Reviews
3.4
177 Reviews
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Sony PlayStation President & CEO Shawn Layden
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, zero career advancement

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    • 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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's A Good Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time for 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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    Focused, collaborative, open work environment

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work but not god for long term.

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    Former Employee - QA Tester  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun work enviroment, decent hours and pay.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits and perks for employees. Everyone feels pretty expendable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No room for advancement, unless you work in corporate office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job planning projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Legal

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony PlayStation

    Pros

    Great 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 :)

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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