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Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
176 Reviews
3.4
176 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.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Meaningful

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    Former Employee - QA Professional  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - QA Professional in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Experience in testing, free soda, up to date on all gaming trends.

    Cons

    The groups are clicky and group oriented. Easy to not fit in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the high turn around and cherish your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent place to grow with a team.

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    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 for 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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  5.  

    Perfect if you don't ever want to advance

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    Current Employee - PlayStation Representative
    Current Employee - PlayStation Representative

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    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
  6.  

    Effort seeking purpose

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

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time for more than 8 years

    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.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior PR Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior PR Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time for more than a year

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, energetic company

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    Current Employee - Department Assistant  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Department Assistant in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time for more than a year

    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
  9.  

    Talent Acquisition

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

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time for less than a year

    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
  10.  

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

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

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  11.  

    Sad place to work

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time for more than a year

    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

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