Sony Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
360 Reviews
3.4
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Pros
  • If you are thinking working for a company that provides very good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Compensation, Holidays, Work environment, Excellent Campus (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management has weak ethical values (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Efficient but not officious

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    Great corporate culture (even in the midst of a huge staff layoff in March). HR is amazing.

    Cons

    The leadership once Phil Molineaux left was never the same. New President has "something to prove" and is elitist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont get rid of the benefits and perks. SONY has great people that work here; recognize that, or be willing to have them work for the competition (who quite frankly is kicking our behinds).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Internship Experience - Sony PlayStation

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    Former Employee - MBA Finance Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - MBA Finance Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing company with a very unique culture (obviously). Eventhough it's a huge organization, interns will sit with a small group (mine had 1 supervisor, 1 mentor, and 1 'other' who acted like a mentor). Very easy-going office atmosphere, with everyone super welcoming.
    The project itself was meaningful, and my supervisor even reach out to me several weeks later to share how it had been put into practice.
    They really stretch you in terms of learning and practicing new skills.

    Cons

    There are honestly very few cons with this company. My only complain was that I needed more help in figuring out the ins & outs of the organization, where I fit, and who would be touched by my project. Not a complaint, really, but rather something that comes with time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! Amazing place to be!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This was an awesome company to work for, the staff is very professional.

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    Former Employee - Assistance Production Accountant  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Assistance Production Accountant in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    The producer of the show was very generous, and the atmosphere is very relaxed

    Cons

    The challenge of working there is that you have to fit into a certain click, and know whom to schmooze.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your staff, not telling them that your position is being eliminated and then hire someone in less than a month after you have been laid off. Stop giving so much to the celebrities and take care of the people who are making your business a success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Good experience, good people, great location

    Cons

    No structure, do not share company advancement available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good company

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sony part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a really good work life balance. The office culture is cool. You can wear jeans depending on the department you are in and on occasions you may be in the elevator with a big executive or a music star. The company is very verbal in the changes that are being made. You would hear from the CEO on several occasions.

    Cons

    None, its a great company to work for. They have great benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be a bit snooty and will pass you straight in the hallway.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Great brand name. The company offers employees good working environment. Still doing good with such a competitive industry.

    Cons

    The company does not offer the same level of career development opportunities as other companies in the similar industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment---learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    loved working with Sony electronics

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    Current Employee - Sony Student Ambassador  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sony Student Ambassador in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Sony part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    i did not have many complaints working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sony 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

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun Products

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good perks, flexibility.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Deadlines could cause over working. No stock options.

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