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Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
184 Reviews

3.3
184 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.  

    Perfect if you don't ever want to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PlayStation Representative
    Current Employee - PlayStation Representative

    Pros

    Exciting industry, cutting edge enterainment products. Flexibility to plan your schedule from Jan-October.

    Get to try the products first, huge discounts on PlayStation products.

    Cons

    Disorganized R.A.D. department that doesn't give you the tools to effectively do your job and manage your territory.

    Absolutely no opportunity for advancement, as they fill 100% of the open management positions from outside the organization (within the past 3 years anyway).

    Unattainable goals, too much work in too short of deadline to get completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Family values are on your mission statement, however a PTO blackout longer than our retail partners is unfair. Hiring from outside the company has to stop, Jack Tretton needs to take a close look at how his Senior VP's are performing...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior PR Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior PR Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, energetic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Assistant  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Department Assistant in Foster City, CA

    Pros

    Loads of employee activities. Gym & restaurant on new campus.

    Cons

    No career advancement. Not much telecommuting allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Talent Acquisition

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

    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
  6.  

    Effort seeking purpose

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Strong tradition
    Stability in a fluid industry

    Cons

    The dichotomy of purpose - serve the platform/serve the games, permeates all aspects of the business.
    The uber-traditional hierarchal structure impedes the innovation and growth they so crave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten out; allow managers, senior managers, and directors to make decisions appropriate decisions without escalating all the way to the top. If you can't trust your leadership, address that; let your creative minds breathe in all groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Was great at first but went downhill in my time - maybe getting better though

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    excellent vacation and perks. had some of my best times there and can be extremely fun & satisfying place to work if you are under the right management.

    Cons

    Started off great under excellent manager but my negative experience was due to changing over to different manager who was a bully so this may not be your experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to see that a particular mid manager is simply a bully and Recognize a pattern of losing employee after employee - a couple employees simply abandoned their job. makes remarks that crosses the line that can bring lawsuit to company. decisions not made for the good of the company but to satisfy own personality issues. this particular manager needs management training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    Pros

    no one really works outside the 9-5 hours

    Cons

    no one cares much about company success, everyone is there to just get a paycheck and there is no loyalty towards the products they contribute and work on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun, exciting, a lot of talented engineer

    Cons

    too many managers in US R&D now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Mobile Applications Developer  in  Cortland, OH
    Current Employee - Online Mobile Applications Developer in Cortland, OH

    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.  

    Boy's club. Unstable atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discount on Sony and Playstation items. Free bagels once a week. There are some very amazing people who work there that are friendly and ethical.

    Cons

    Very male dominated. Sexual harassment is completely ignored by HR and upper management. If you are not part of the "boy 's club" or not sleeping with management, there is very little chance of job growth, promotions, pay increases, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest. Actually care about the employees. Take responsibility for your actions. Do not fire employees for not wanting to partake in questionable actions. Keep your pants on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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