Sony Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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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)

  • Comapny and work environment is Good (in 22 reviews)

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

  • Senior management is biggest con (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    flex schedule, great management, challenging work

    Cons

    Long hours that are expected due to company culture

    Advice to Management

    offer more of a work life balance


  2. Solid Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. Cool technology

    Cons

    No parking allowance and minimal stock benefits

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep up with Silicon Valley


  3. A better-than-average place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sony full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people. International culture.

    Cons

    Decision-making is slow and Tokyo-centric. It's sometimes hard to know where a project actually stands.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for people at different locations to communicate. Networking and building up contacts can be very time-consuming. It's not that people are unhelpful, it's just the sheer size of the place.


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  5. Summer intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Alot of information, learning, meeting new people

    Cons

    long hours and weekend work


  6. Content Marketing

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    Former Employee - Content Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Content Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sony (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, professional yet casual environment, clean, polite people, engaging duties, and they are great at involving new hires in their business processes.

    Cons

    I felt just a bit out of place because I am not into following celebrities.

    Advice to Management

    Please discard the clique-y aspects.


  7. Business Development - Channel

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative company, US represents 26+% of global business

    Cons

    Japan not a big fan of American Sony.


  8. Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and solid management

    Cons

    slow to make decisions, not open to input from lower levels


  9. supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    international environment, good place to develop yourself.

    Cons

    the whole industry is declining now, hope they can get better.

    Advice to Management

    be more international and flexible


  10. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Great company that allows you to learn and grow. Lots of opportunities to create your own path. Out of the box thinking.

    Cons

    The music business is constantly changing so the stability isnt guaranteed. You are only as good as your last accomplishment, which keeps you on your toes

    Advice to Management

    Think out of the box. Embrace the youth. Create a culture and make everyone feel like they are part of it.


  11. Operational Excellence Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sony was such a great company to work for. Even as an intern, it was one of the best experiences I've ever had.

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment, sometimes it required to work after business hours. Other than those two there were no cons at all.



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