Sony Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Sony President & CEO Kazuo Hirai
Kazuo Hirai
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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. 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

    Pros

    Being around state of the art electronics

    Cons

    Having to push as many bonus items as you can

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on customer education outside of the store

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    rebuild, lean mean fighting machine

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. A great company that has undergone a great many challenges and changes - the Mobile Division.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fabulous employee benefits, exemplary work/life balance, wonderful people and terrific leadership within the North America customer unit. Camaraderie and teamwork was evident everyday. We were family. Pay was above average. Well-respected leadership. Happy environment. Business casual dress code. Everyone had the same goal in mind - to make the mobile business a success.

    Cons

    Too many people involved in the decision-making. Not enough attention paid to the people doing the work in the trenches and their recommendations. Not enough opportunities for growth within the ranks. Inept HR department - not thought of favorably by employees. Not much in the way of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tokyo needs to listen to the Mobile Customer Units and take advice from their experiences with the customers. Product Development needs to do its job better and on time - this has always been a problem for the Sales teams. How can we push a product that isn't ready when we say it will be or isn't what we expected in terms of quality??? Very disappointing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. You need to love Japanese culture to feel good after you Join the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Good package, work life balance

    Cons

    Very Japanese. No room to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. As the Lead Tech I am responsible for all install, moves, adds, changes, and repairs for all telecom equipment at Sony

    Current Employee - Lead Telecommunication Tech in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Telecommunication Tech in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    The Pros to working at Sony include doing various tasks like installing equip and installing satellite phones and installing fiber

    Cons

    The Cons I would say the downsizing.

  7. A non stressful environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance. A welcoming work culture. Employee discount on sony items at their own stores.

    Cons

    Projects do not feel long term. Compensation is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need management to provide employee more insight to big picture agendas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    VP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Innovative company, great technologies, good people

    Cons

    Poor leadership, get in own way from succeeding

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Mature, professional, and stable workplace

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    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    Decisions are clear, teamwork is great, and level of professionalism is excellent. This is a very considerate and international workplace, where people are treated with respect, from what I've seen.

    Cons

    Rather bureaucratic, with lots of old-school "big corporation" ways of doing things, such as archaic benefits administration software and performance review systems. Decisions drop from the top of the hierarchy ladder down like bombs occasionally. Creativity and innovation "in the trenches" is weeded out and ignored in a conservative, multi-tiered middle-management process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and take some risks. Innovate your archaic computer systems and work processes. Checking off boxes on a list is easy, but can strangle quality work that doesn't fit into pre-defined notions–Get outside of the box of the past and move into the future!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    Good pay and nice people

    Cons

    tough work culture with too much self entitlement

  11. Big name to put on your resume

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    Perks, benefits, 401k, great location

    Cons

    Discouraging work environment, throw under the buss culture

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