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Sony Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
352 Reviews

3.4
352 Reviews
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Sony President & CEO Kazuo Hirai
Kazuo Hirai
92 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are thinking working for a company that provides very good work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Compensation, Holidays, Work environment, Excellent Campus (in 20 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A Shadow of Past Greatness

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You are treated very fairly as an employee. Benefits are very good. Work conditions are good. Product quality overall is good.

    Cons

    Used to be a market leader and develop new Technolog and create new markets, but now have degraded into a me-too company that copies others technologies and ideas. Heavy on admin and top level execs contributing little of substance or value. Mostly coasting on past glory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No guts and no glory. I met and worked with both Morita and Ibuka 25 years ago. They had passion and imagination and took risks. You need top management shake ups and to give your middle management a swift kick in the ass. They are sleep-walking through the days. You have great technological talent, but limited imagination and no one who will risk it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Digital Marketing

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

    Pros

    Brand Affinity and Great Products

    Cons

    Difficult Market Place - Hard for the US division to make impact-full changes when they are really driven from HQ in Tokyo, which thus makes it not an easy work environment

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked for more than 10 years

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

    Pros

    Good for analytical skill set resources

    Cons

    There is no room for individuals to grow or expand their careers with the current downsizing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice company to work at if you are new in the industry

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of Sr. and Smart people. I learned a lot. They have talented designers in Japan that you get to work with.

    Cons

    Budget is low so no fun stuff.. No free food, not even chips or yogurt. You have to fight to get essential stuff you need. Things like magic mouse, one more display, buying softwares etc. requires approval from manager and you have to provide the business justification to why you need it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very professional, on the ball

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Efficient, great marketing team and strong desire

    Cons

    None at the current moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N.A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sony Work Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    Pros

    Plenty of Opportunity to Advance
    Prestigious Company
    Generous Employee Benefits

    Cons

    Extremely stressful work environment
    Revolving door for management

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

    Ok place to work

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great

    Cons

    Slow top management, not much career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great workmanship, nice payday.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Nice people, great work hours.

    Cons

    Unsatisfied with benefits at the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not that hard of a job, and pays ok.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leand Analyst  in  Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Leand Analyst in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Managers willing to listen and try out new ideas

    Cons

    Sometimes the company is just too big

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen listen listen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Something different everyday you come to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    environment, job culture, products and co-workers

    Cons

    lack of advancement, bonus interferes with team environment at times

    Approves of CEO

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