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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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75% Approve of the CEO

Sony President & CEO Kazuo Hirai

Kazuo Hirai

(73 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance/salaries- the business is diversified well in entertainment"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Excellent work environment, good opportunity to grow, training and development"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Under payed, few growth opportunities, long working hours"
    in 5 reviews
  • "no such thing as work/life balance during crunch"
    in 3 reviews
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A great place to work

Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsLots of opportunities, great people, great work environment, fun environment, access to great perks

Consmanagement great an the work running the creative side of the business, but not always adept at the work of managing people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company with many hurdles yet to overcome.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sony full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInspiring, talented and diligent people, excellent benefits, very good salary, opportunity to partner with Sony sister companies on projects, wide range of high-profile projects, good work-life balance.

ConsDealing with a lot of ambiguity, quick turnarounds expected with little direction or clear purpose, minimal raises, room for growth is limited.

Advice to Senior ManagementRegain focus on innovation and making premium products, instead of trying to be all things to everyone. eliminate all non-essential SKUs. Less time in meetings and more streamlined decision-making.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A falling giant

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sony

ProsIf you are thinking working for a company that provides very good work-life balance. It is a company for you.

ConsSlow career advancement and low employee moral. Sony is no longer a innovative company like it was before.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink outside the box.

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On the decline

Sales Inventory Planner (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsYou work with a lot of smart people and very stimulating. Always learning something new due to changes.

ConsDecisions take a long time. A lot of managers and work in silos.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecisions are made in Tokyo and not in the states. Some decisions don't make sense for US market and everyone knows just shrug and go forward.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cool gadgets and innovative technology

Product Support Specialist II (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsInnovative technology along with strong Brand presence.

Constoo many silos which creates duplicate work and politics

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the silos!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Didn't get rich, but it paid the bills....

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sony

ProsConvenience - was close to my home. Management was flexible for family issues, leaving early, etc.

ConsPoor/lack of technical training - only select few are chosen... as is career growth. Gotta kiss ass to get anywhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to manage - don't spend $millions on a new facility then shut it down a year later. Get rid of your toys; i.e.: Lear jets, helicopters, water falls @HQ, etc. Think of the little guy for a change and not yourselves.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was good, bad & great

Promotions & Marketing (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsWe had good music for the listeners

Conswe had bad music & the CEO didn t respect the urban department

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the street soldiers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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awesome

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sony

Prosgreat company, learning opps and career path

ConsPay is very low compared to industry standards

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Too Many Changes that don't work

Manager (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsGood people, smart people. Good work/life balance in the group I was in, but I don't think it's that way for all groups.

ConsToo many changes in upper management. Re-orgs every year or so. Too many levels for approval. Too many levels to advance in a normal time frame.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A sinking ship

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits, Internationally known name, fair discounts on product purchases.

ConsShrinking in the Market, No longer a leader of new ideas

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany should delayer many levels of management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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