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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 337 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Sony President & CEO Kazuo Hirai

Kazuo Hirai

(83 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "If you are thinking working for a company that provides very good work-life balance"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Compensation, Holidays, Work environment, Excellent Campus"
    in 19 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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    Great work environment---learning opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    loved working with Sony electronics

    Sony Student Ambassador (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

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

    Consi did not have many complaints working here

    Advice to Senior ManagementSony 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

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    Very Good

    General Manager (Former Employee)
    Laredo, TX

    ProsEverything Ok, very good culture

    ConsNone, this is a good Company

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good perks, flexibility.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsDeadlines could cause over working. No stock options.

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    Lead Technical Specialist (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsCompensation, Holidays, Work environment, Excellent Campus

    ConsLack of new innovation to compete to have the " NEXT BIG THING"

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some new innovation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun Products

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for experience but long road to financial success

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was ok

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFun environment to be in

    ConsTough for your career growth

    Advice to Senior Managementmore one on one time to help employees achieve their career goals

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

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    Sony, The one and only

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA company that puts for effort into showing respect for employees. You get to interact with a lot of great people and have fun with cool electronics.

    ConsThe retail division isn't treated great due to little vision. This adds stress to the employees. Metrics that don't take into account for other responsibilities given for example

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    the best people you will ever find

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsBrand name unlocks tremendous opportunities in music, sports and entertainment spaces. Employees love the brand and want the best for Sony. Friendly office and co-workers become life long friends.

    ConsCompany in significant decline. Atmosphere is pressured and does not reward risk. Everyone is stressed out about making the numbers and make knee jerk decisions, constantly changing direction.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou will never rebuild without telling people about your products. Invest in advertising. Take control over Tokyo.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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