Sony Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
356 Reviews
3.4
356 Reviews
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Sony President & CEO Kazuo Hirai
Kazuo Hirai
93 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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  1.  

    Something different everyday you come to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    environment, job culture, products and co-workers

    Cons

    lack of advancement, bonus interferes with team environment at times

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK if you just want to follow others

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Some really good people

    Cons

    You are treated like a pawn.
    Very very political place to work.

  3.  

    Its ok

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist In Bestbuy  in  Glen Burnie, MD
    Current Employee - Product Specialist In Bestbuy in Glen Burnie, MD

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

    Pros

    easy way to learn all the sony products

    Cons

    never get the needed material or products to do the demo. took 3 months to even get a usb stick for the tv demos.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    very good experience

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sony as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly environment. learn a lot

    Cons

    they don't sponsor international students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sony

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    work culture is amazing and nice

    Cons

    not reliable and job security

    Recommends
  7.  

    Was an experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sony is a good name

    Cons

    Management and turnover was awful

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good research environment with talented researcher

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    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sony as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good opportunity for a student to work on state-of-the-art project during Master/Phd.
    - Professional researchers and a small active learning atmosphere.

    Cons

    - Salary is below the average for the intern, but it doesn't matter. Experiences is more important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    nice place to work and learn

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Sony as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong engineering team. Very friendly colleagues, who are always there to guide as and when required.
    Good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not many. You might find it little hard while communicating with Japanese colleagues because of language barrier. But after some initial meetings, it will get easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do some more marketing to represent this as global company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to start your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Sony as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It is one of the big firms in the entertainment industry. Thus, you should take advantage of your time and learn as much as you can.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be too entreprenurial, but just depends on what you are looking for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, but management has flaws

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Sony as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun employees, nice products to learn about

    Cons

    No incentives that are worthwhile, management is political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at numbers, not how much the employees kiss your a**

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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