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Sony PlayStation Interview Questions

Updated May 25, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    First one of the recruiters approached me for the position at Sony Playstation, SF location. He passed me assessment test, then there were two-telephonic rounds. And finally on-site interview, it was for almost 5 hours long with lunch interview.
    In the telephonic round, I was given target sum question and excel sheet problem.

    An advice - sometimes they can give you very simple code and try to make harder step by step to check your thinking. And after writing your code, cover all the possible test cases.

    Interview Questions

    • Target Sum -
      Given an array and sum, if any addition of any two memeber from array is target sum or not. If there is then return first number from array which makes target sum. If there is no target sum return 0.
      Input - array {1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, -5} and sum-0
      Output - 5
      Explaination - the sum is 0, and member 5 and -5 produces target sum. Since 5 comes before than -5 in an array, return 5.   Answer Question
    • Excel Sheet Problem:
      Given a String in method return the column number. Or in other words, convert Excel column number in integer.
      Input: "A"
      Output: 1
      Input: "AA"
      Output: 27

      Explaination: Column A is very first column in Excel, so return 1.   Answer Question
    • Anagrams, Find duplicate from an array, one trie-based question(Just solution explanation). In Java heap, stack based question.   Answer Question

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Good experience over all. Accurate questions related to your field of experience and to the job you are applying for. Interviewers are very friendly and make you feel comfortable and perform the best you can during the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Many coding and problem solving questions. Quite challenging but doable if you prepare well. I found the interview exciting and I really enjoyed.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Lots of technical grilling and going over skills on your resume. One guy was super rude and shook his head whenever I answered questions, even when the other interviewers confirmed I was right. They asked me to whiteboard something in whatever language I wanted, so I did it in Java and even stated that it would work only in Java, and that guy kept saying "no it doesn't work in all languages, it's not portable." Then maybe he should've specified that he wanted code that would work in any language?! I don't know why he kept being so discouraging and interrupting me, like when I was in the middle of answering another interviewer's questions he would interrupt and ask me something completely different. I answered the majority of their questions right, Linux trivia, algorithms, whatever, but they told me after I interviewed that they were only going to hire one intern. I could tell from the way they were talking to me that I wasn't gonna be that one intern.

    Interview Questions


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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    There were a lot of casual interviews with directors, manager, senior manager, and a VP. Interviews were basically coffee chats on campus. Communication and likability were very important. Phone screen was also quite casual and full of personality as opposed to structure. Skype interview was similarly laid-back.

    Interview Questions


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    Localization Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    i applied online, and got an email from HR to let me fill out my time slot. Then I have got an phone interview. The phone interview lasted less than 20 minutes. I didn't make it into the second round of interview which would be an two hours of skype interview.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Francisco, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Firstly, I had a call with the technical recruiter for setting up the interview! In first round of interview I had 15min of call with the QA Manager and 30min Technical Interview with the QA team member where I was asked few general technical questions and a coding to be done!Once I cleared the phone interview I was called for face to face interview after a week where I had 4 people taking my interview and Unfortunately I did not get through and I had a huge hopes for this! Hopefully this will be helpful for future candidates!

    Interview Questions

    • Coding: Reveres the string in any programming language ? How do you log the defect? How did you perform web testing? Write a prime number program? What is the tool you used for cross browser testing? Process of Automation Testing   Answer Question

  7.  

    Product Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Mateo, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Throughout the process, it was very unclear what was being interviewed for. As an engineer, I thought this would be more of a classical engineering interview, but it turned out the position was more business focused. It was also intense because there was a perceived lack of experience with gaming on my part.

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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Mateo, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied to Sony PlayStation (San Mateo) through a referral. The overall process was very unprofessional.
    I spoke with the Hiring Manager for 30 min regarding my background and experiences and how it aligned with the current role.
    The Hiring Manager informed me that he would be OOO and HR would set me up in the system.
    After 2-3 weeks of continuously checking with the HR for an update, the HR finally set me up in the system and sent me a case study to work on.
    I submitted the case study, following which I was called in for an Onsite interview.
    The onsite interview consisted of presentation to a panel followed by 1:1 with each of the team members. The interview went well.
    However, the Hiring Manager or the HR did not provide any feedback for 2 weeks in a row.
    One fine day, I receive a reject from the system for a role with a new title for which I hadn’t applied for. They apparently changed the role I interviewed for, with a new one.
    This is so unprofessional to waste a candidate’s time without being unsure of the role and its expectations and additionally, to not reply to my emails informing me of this change. I am never applying to PS again.

    Interview Questions

    • Resume, Behavioral based on experience and take home case study   Answer Question

  9.  

    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    The manager asked me about my resume and several behavior questions. He also asked some general technical questions regarding the position, such as JavaScript and SQL. He was really friendly , as I was stuck in one of the questions about JavaScript. He said it was okay and explained me how to approach the question.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation.

    Interview

    Their recruiters could be a little more responsive, helpful, and not set me up for failure. One of their recruiters offered me an interview and I responded right away, asking if it was a contract position. No response. I found out during the interview that it was. Had I known, I might not have gone through with the interview. Another one of their recruiters contacted me for a followup interview and told me to come on site. And then told me to call in instead. I said I was already going to be there for another interview, so should I come in anyway? He said he'll check with the team. No response. I called him. No response. I emailed him. No response. So I waited for their call for an hour. Nothing. I emailed the team to see what happened and they said they were told that I was coming in. I never received confirmation while they thought I flaked on the interview. The team apologized on his behalf. I never heard from him.


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