Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Sony PlayStation President & CEO Shawn Layden
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance; 4 weeks vacation; (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people, culture and generally a fun place to work (in 9 reviews)

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

  • 75% of the jobs are contract positions, with little to no job security once the project ends, and it doesn't look like that is changing any time soon (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Excellent company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior PR Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior PR Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (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 Management

    Keep doing a great job and best of luck with the launch of the PlayStation 4


  2. Fun & awesome products, organized chaos work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CA - California in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - CA - California in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    PlayStation products are top notch, most of the people that work here are passionate about gaming, work environment is "work hard, play hard", provides a good work/life balance with fun company perks, if you stick with the company they will treat you well and give you opportunities, many more

    Cons

    Management is not as communicative as they should be, functions like a startup in some ways, at this stage in the company's life, you'd think that they'd figure out more streamlined processes or better systems to get work done, with any company you experience the unfair politics of people getting ahead unfairly and others not getting recognized for hard work they put in, no stock options, relatively low pay compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are smarter than you, it will only make yourself and the company do better, invest in the best people, not just the ones that click well with other team members but can't get the job done


  3. Great for Gamers!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, employee oriented, early access to games and beta testing. They care about the happiness of their employees and offer multiple avenues for career advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours, mediocre benefit packages, salaried employees will definitely earn their paycheck. Upper management has little to no knowledge of what goes on. Its all about the numbers

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the little guy


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  5. Playstation is a culture clash of talented business units.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support for craft most of the time.

    Cons

    Poor collaboration across business units and lack of agility in the marketplace keep Playstation from the #1 spot.

    Advice to Management

    Please make it easier to work w/ different parts of Sony worldwide. Ex.- smooth out process for working w/ Sony pictures.



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