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Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • If you are thinking working for a company that provides very good work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Compensation, Holidays, Work environment, Excellent Campus (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management has weak ethical values (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Internship

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Sony as an intern

    Pros

    Very nice environment. People are very nice, too

    Cons

    No as far as I know

  2. A top notch brand

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calif City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calif City, CA

    I worked at Sony

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand and culture. Refocusing on competing with the ever evolving non linear world of rich media content and devices.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can fail to see the big picture, and fall on the traps of typical political arm wresting.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen closely to you best asset, your employees!

  3. software engineer

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Sony as an intern

    Pros

    great projects, great people, the food and environment is good. You can learn a lot of stuffs here and improve a lot.

    Cons

    Some of the tasks are time consuming, which maybe not interesting. Salary is ok and people are busy with the work.

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    good start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good pay, medical is good, great place to start your career going. Most employers see this and don't ask to many question if you worked for Sony

    Cons

    long hours. Also if your contract you're always getting laid off and hired again. Better to be employed

    Advice to Management

    Hire your 1 year contract people instead of just starting over with new hires

  6. Not the best innovative company but good benefits...

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and some good perks. People are generally nice and not too demanding.

    Cons

    Losing sight of innovation. Not cutting edge anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure to encourage high-performance culture and try to retain the best talents.

  7. It was fine...

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Sony as a contractor

    Pros

    cool products; some cool benefits such as borrow playstations and games; pool table; good cafeteria

    Cons

    job instability; most tech jobs were shipped out to different locations; upper management seems to be the iching to ditch the company. I witnessed four senior managers (including CIO) leave during my tenure.

    Advice to Management

    we need stability

  8. Sony Mobile Employment Experience

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

    I have been working at Sony full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mobile industry is fast paced and competitive. Sony culture appreciates a healthy work life balance. Flexible work hours within reason given their mobile centric business.

    Cons

    Ensure Sony has a commitment to marketing and developing products for the US market. Decentralized organization structure can sometime lead to lack of accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Capitalize on your potential by making the inner circle folks deliver something. There is a significant part of the work force who are politically connected, but really add little to no value to the bottom line.

  9. Many good minds, slow progress.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuine curiosity and care for quality work, great history.

    Cons

    Not enough competition, communication or collaboration between groups and individuals at any level or between (m)any levels.

    Advice to Management

    Open & encourage communications & collaborations (up, down, sideways & diagonal) at and across every level globally. Move to Agile globally.

  10. Alot of fun

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Sony

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being around state of the art electronics

    Cons

    Having to push as many bonus items as you can

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on customer education outside of the store

  11. great company with lots of opportunity for growth

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great challenges, engaging, decent work life balance, great time off policy

    Cons

    cumbersome, to many layers, to many approval layers, to many long term un-innovative staff members

    Advice to Management

    rebuild, lean mean fighting machine

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