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Sony PlayStation Interview Questions in San Diego, CA

Updated Sep 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Security Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    The first two interviews consisted of basic questions regarding the candidate’s interest in the position, previous experience, and an overview of the position itself. The third interview was the technical portion conducted by the SOC manager and SOC lead. The first 30 minutes of the technical portion was an overview of the position and the candidate’s qualifications, again. The next 30 minutes were dedicated to completing as much of the security+ exam as possible. Finally, scenario based questions were asked. The questions were somewhat easy; however, the interviewers had specific procedures and steps they expected the candidate to cover. Unfortunately, candidates are not likely former PlayStation employees and are not likely familiar with their specific procedures. Also, the interviewers expect the candidates to write down their thought process on the whiteboard; however, this was not made clear at the beginning of the scenario questions. As a result, candidates are likely unable to answer answer follow up questions, like, “what was the phone number of the third individual that called?” Questions like that do not serve as a good measure of the candidate’s technical or analytical abilities. Instead, they serve as a humiliation tactic. I have been on many interviews over the last two years. Most of the interviews are used to learn more about the other companies and positions in the industry; however, some are for my own personal interest. I saw the available position at PlayStation as a opportunity to serve a both a learning opportunity and possible position for myself. Unfortunately, I knew the position was not for me after the second interview; the SOC mangement seams difficult to work with. My overall opinion was that the interview was trying to be something it wasn't. It seemed as though they were more about putting on an intimidating show, one that carried an arrogant Google-esque demeanor, than actually seeking eager candidates.

    Don't let my experience deter you from applying to a position at PlayStation, however. The opportunity to see how another companies perform interviews is invaluable, especially those that attempt to intimidate or humiliate candidates. View an interview with PlayStation as a growing experience. Plus, you may even land a pretty OK job in the end.

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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.

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    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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    Staff Big Data Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Took two months. Vendor contacted via linked-in. First round phone interview technical round was ok. Called for in-person. They booked the flight to and from San Diego. Interview took for 5 hours long. But final result was negative

    Interview Questions

    • Algorithms - Anagrams, merging multiple sorted arrays and explain time complexity, reverse print of a given array using lambda expressions, differences between snappy and gzip, different types of formats like avro, json, xml...   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    2 phone screens with the hiring manager followed by an technical round over phone. Then you are invited Onsite. Interviewers are friendly. The teams are interesting. The office space is insanely good.

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    Game Tester Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Online application followed by a phone screen with a HR representative. The conversation was very easy going with an explanation of the responsibilities of the job and game interests. One month later got another phone call to schedule an onsite interview with a couple of team leads.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of games do you usually play? Favorite genres, previous experience with games and so on.   Answer Question

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    Data Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    A quick interview, supposed to last 30 mins, but only took 15 mins. I have prepared the whole questions that I can find online, but they barely asked about it. Speak so fast and bearly hear her in the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • Just go through the resume and ask me if I had questions for them   Answer Question
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    Senior Security Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Called by internal recuiter who found my resume. He arranged telephone interview with Security Engineer. Quick set of questions focused on Networking, Linux administration, and Security. Must admit I was rusty on my answers, but not so bad as to rate no follow-up. 10 days with no additional contact.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Usual programming puzzle questions, implement a stack and unit tests for it. Puzzle questions were pretty challenging. Programming task was trivial. Any person out of college would do good at the interview.

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (San Diego, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Position was a 6 month contract to hire. Phone screen by hiring manager then 2 hour on-site interview with team. Phone screen and on site, in my opinion, went well. Because white board session was interrupted they sent me home and invited me to complete codility exercise. I declined as not excited about working in C++.

    Interview Questions

    • Write on white board, in C++, function to find a string in a string, the strstr() function.   1 Answer

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