Sony Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. work

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    kind and helpful
    good training

    Cons

    downsized so many people lost thier jobs


  2. You pick the title: Average, So-So, Not Bad/Not Great, Mediocre, Ok

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Sony full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ok: Pay, work/life balance, benefits, employee discounts on sony products
    Of course, work/life balance entirely depends on which department you are in and on who you have as a manager. My department was too "corporate" for my liking but this was due to the head of the department (my boss' boss). Most of the management in Sony Corporation of America have been around for ages, so this can be both good (they are experienced and knowledgable of the business) and bad (not so open to change). There are a lot of good people in the company but the morale is on the low side.

    Cons

    HR department needs replacing, some high level execs are more concerned with covering their behind than doing what is best for the company, no Employee Stock Purchase Plan, too much outsourcing, aging offices (soon this will change for the better), corporate culture needs a makeover, my department enforced business casual dress code (its the 21st century guys and Sony is not a blood sucking/soul destroying bank)

    Advice to Management

    Less is more (when it comes to products and business lines), innovate not emulate, revamp your corporate culture and maybe this will allow you to attract talent and infuse the company with some fresh blood and new ideas.


  3. One of the best!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SALES LEADER/SPECIALIST in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - SALES LEADER/SPECIALIST in Pearland, TX

    I worked at Sony part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New and Interesting Electronics all the time..
    Pay was descent for starting Sales roles..
    Discounts were fair for employees
    Up to date on all the latest technology and games
    company VERY prideful of there name

    Cons

    Management was poor
    Alot of Attitude without direction
    Not enough room for advancement
    Poor business ethics
    Sometimes wouldnt budge on prices despite sales goals!

    Advice to Management

    Try a little harder to understand the people who work under you. Do better at teaching and coaching your staff rather than complaining that things arent working out.


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  5. Look in a different direction

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

    I worked at Sony

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Typical 9-5 job, so if that's all you care about you're good.

    Cons

    Don't give in to the big name. This company and every single one of its divisions are going down the drain. Imagine your typical corporate hierarchy and multiply it. You're a female? Don't expect to move up any time soon. This company is so confused in its direction it is actually quite sad. The environment is clicky, when people quit or get fired there's gossip, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing and everyone thinks they are better than the other. Huge disconnect with upper management and employees hold positions they definitely should not hold. My advice is to steer clear. You will not be happy, you will add to the huge turnover rate and you will fade in the background until someone beckons you. Sony- grow some values or go away because whether it's technology, music, entertainment, cameras etc. you really aren't relevant.

    Advice to Management

    No reason to bother advising management considering you are the biggest problem. Half of you don't know what you're doing and the other half can't be bothered with us low-levelers. Figure it out yourself while the company is still alive.


  6. Manager/Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Sony (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly motivated for innovation and highly disciplined company.

    Cons

    Everyday commute from my home is tedious.


  7. Lost its Edge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about various marketing avenues. For example learned many channels such as broadcast and display, segments such as cinema, home theater, education as well as b2b and retail

    Cons

    No more business plans with 3 years of focus. Product of the day and channel of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Change way too often. Don't learn from experience and no room for individual innovation. Ideas if not the same as management are considered bad.


  8. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have options in terms of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Old company, doing things really traditional


  9. Good place to work but always playing catch-up

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work overall. Executive management is nearly all men. Young, talented, fun people to work with. Nice campus

    Cons

    Sony is playing catch-up to the rest of the industry. The brand remains strong, but resources are thin and long term strategy is sometimes in question

    Advice to Management

    In order to retain top talent, pay industry standard. Put women in executive positions to shake things up a bit. Don't be afraid to cut failing products or services.


  10. A top notch brand

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calif City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calif City, CA

    I worked at Sony

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand and culture. Refocusing on competing with the ever evolving non linear world of rich media content and devices.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can fail to see the big picture, and fall on the traps of typical political arm wresting.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen closely to you best asset, your employees!


  11. Internal Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    international environment and overall experience in business

    Cons

    not too many possibilities to grow



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