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Have questions about working at PlayStation? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at PlayStation.

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56 English questions out of 56

July 4, 2022

What is paid time off like at PlayStation?

Pros

It can be exciting if you like PS games, and the company does officially provide plenty of PTO days (but only if the manager grants it and respects it as time-off for employee).

Cons

The company's performance review system is top-down and authoritarian, where the managers dictate everything and the managers are not held accountable for poor-performed, unhappy team.

Advice to Management

The senior leadership team should really raise their standard for promoting IC's to the manager's role as there are quite an amount of horrible managers who used to be excellent IC's.

It can be exciting if you like PS games, and the company does officially provide plenty of PTO days (but only if the manager grants it and respects it as time

July 4, 2022

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July 3, 2022

Does PlayStation offer massages?

Pros

Free food, nice offices, free games, a lot of benefits

Cons

Internally Playstation has a huge cultural problem with black and brown people. casual racism is the norm. Good diversity on everything else however as long as its white or asian.

Advice to Management

improve your diversity, doing women in games or lgbt isnt enough if you're holding the bar for higher for black and brown people.

Free food, nice offices, free games, a lot of benefits

July 3, 2022

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January 5, 2022

Does PlayStation offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Good perks if you are a gamer. Benefits package is alright. The company is an industry giant and has market leadership.

Cons

The system is so entrenched in a kind of boys club attitude. Time spent in the company, deference to leaders, and maintaining the status quo are the main concerns. You will be thrown out if you do not move with the grain or if you question how things are done or try to think outside of the box. The way they treat contractors is embarrassing. Pay is much lower than a good majority of the Bay Area companies. The benefits package is alright, but there are no stock options. The company is still smarting from globalization and if you are on a global team, you can pretty much kiss your work-life balance goodbye.

Advice to Management

Burnout is real. Pay your people better. Start thinking outside the box.

The benefits package is alright, but there are no stock options.

January 5, 2022

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July 30, 2022

Does PlayStation offer dental insurance?

Pros

I got talk about PS games everyday. I got to show customers the best games and hardware in the industry. There was great benefits Medical,Dental, 401k and free games.

Cons

Management was always changing and new guidelines for projects were constantly changing.

Advice to Management

Management should listen to employees ideas more.

There was great benefits Medical,Dental, 401k and free games.

July 30, 2022

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June 11, 2022

Does PlayStation have a pension plan?

Pros

- Work life balance is good and flexible working hours - Extra Christmas and summer company shutdowns (adds a few free days to your total holiday) - Good pension scheme (double contributions up to 10%) - Colleagues are generally nice (with a couple of notable exceptions at the manager level) - If you want a job where you won't learn or do much but want to have an easy 9-5 and get paid at the end of the month, PlayStation would be a good fit

Cons

- Work itself is more like a simple Data Analyst role but with the name Data Scientist, with little actual Data Science involved - Few learning and personal growth opportunities available - Slow moving and little innovation (due to company size, but also the kind of people who stay aren't ambitious due to the environment - the more driven employees leave) - A couple of the managers in the UK team are very inexperienced (and quite frankly, bad at their job) due to a couple of quick promotions to manager position and it shows - we recently had an anonymous department-wide survey (with lots of questions, but generally focussed on if you are happy in your job), and the Data Science team had the worst results in the department in which the team sits (of around ~10 other teams). I do see this as a manager-level issue (not director level - the director of the team is OK) - the managers seem to be out for their own gain and not for the gain of their direct reports

Good pension scheme (double contributions up to 10%)

June 11, 2022

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