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Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
187 Reviews
3.5
187 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Focused, collaborative, open work environment

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    • 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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    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 (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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    I enjoy the mix of responsibilities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    New campus, nice cafeteria, discounts on playstation items.

    Cons

    Like any company you have some bright folks and others that need handholding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, the company is moving in the right direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to grow with a team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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