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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
414 Reviews
3.3
414 Reviews
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Sony President & CEO 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Descent company, not so good pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance, great technology

    Cons

    not so good pay and benefits

  8.  

    Senior Information System Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Best and newest IT technology, good PMO and system project management methodology, business transformation IS.

    Cons

    overtime working, project schedule stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    BRANCH SERVICE CO-ORDINATOR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    GOOD ATMOSPHERE TO WORK , STRESS LESS JOB

    Cons

    Growth is less, takes time to get promoted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent and dedication among rank-and-file, but virtually no leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Many smart, talented, dedicated colleagues, across company functions
    Strong brand awareness
    Diverse corporate portfolio

    Cons

    Stunning lack of leadership
    Inability to make tough decisions regarding corporate structure and operation
    Lack of realistic corporate strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees are your strongest assets and treat them with respect and care.
    Be realistic about the decline of the brand and incredible increase of the competition and develop and communicate a corporate strategy that has a chance of succeeding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Not very great.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to think about international markets. Company has a history of innovation and if you like building cool stuff, more chances are that you'd be encouraged to work on them.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical structure as you'd expect of most of the Japanese companies. Decision making is slow. Inward looking, difficult to capitalize on innovative designs and fails to market them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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