Sony Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
356 Reviews
3.4
356 Reviews
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Sony President & CEO Kazuo Hirai
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are thinking working for a company that provides very good work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Compensation, Holidays, Work environment, Excellent Campus (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, exhausted (in 7 reviews)

  • Long working hours, reflecting good and bad of japanese org culture,,,to many meeting (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing Internship Experience - Sony PlayStation

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    Former Employee - MBA Finance Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - MBA Finance Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing company with a very unique culture (obviously). Eventhough it's a huge organization, interns will sit with a small group (mine had 1 supervisor, 1 mentor, and 1 'other' who acted like a mentor). Very easy-going office atmosphere, with everyone super welcoming.
    The project itself was meaningful, and my supervisor even reach out to me several weeks later to share how it had been put into practice.
    They really stretch you in terms of learning and practicing new skills.

    Cons

    There are honestly very few cons with this company. My only complain was that I needed more help in figuring out the ins & outs of the organization, where I fit, and who would be touched by my project. Not a complaint, really, but rather something that comes with time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! Amazing place to be!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They have a really good work life balance. The office culture is cool. You can wear jeans depending on the department you are in and on occasions you may be in the elevator with a big executive or a music star. The company is very verbal in the changes that are being made. You would hear from the CEO on several occasions.

    Cons

    None, its a great company to work for. They have great benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be a bit snooty and will pass you straight in the hallway.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Good experience, good people, great location

    Cons

    No structure, do not share company advancement available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Great brand name. The company offers employees good working environment. Still doing good with such a competitive industry.

    Cons

    The company does not offer the same level of career development opportunities as other companies in the similar industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment---learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits. Management is great, schedule is flexible .

    Cons

    Difficult to advance in the company, at times some supervisor create a hostile environment to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    loved working with Sony electronics

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    Current Employee - Sony Student Ambassador  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sony Student Ambassador in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    great work experience fun atmosphere but people still work hard great connections

    Cons

    i did not have many complaints working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sony has some of the best products on earth but they dont market them to the world which I feel is a reason for financial problems. As a ambassador i constantly heard I never knew Sony made such cool products

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good perks, flexibility.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Career growth, benefits, work-life balance, access to management.

    Cons

    Deadlines could cause over working. No stock options.

  9.  

    Very Good

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Laredo, TX

    I worked at Sony full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Everything Ok, very good culture

    Cons

    None, this is a good Company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun Products

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Fun products, usually passionate about what you sell. Usually the group of people you work with are pretty cool people to be around.

    Cons

    Corporation vibe, slow decision making process can hinder possible goals or objectives you have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good for experience but long road to financial success

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    I had a rewarding experience as far as diversity of opportunities goes. Lots of projects, decent amount of empowerment, great colleagues. Benefits were good as was time off policy.

    Cons

    Politics could be rough and the policy of starting salary compared to what should be paid based on workload and achievements was frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more upfront with employees about promotions and pay increases. Be realistic about workload and expectations and properly reward those that deserve to be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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