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Sony Electronics Overview

San Diego, CA
10000+ employees
1946
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Our spirit of innovation and challenge has created those special moments that make people say ‘wow’.

How? By harnessing the world’s most powerful source of creativity: our people.

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Mission: We are a global organization and seek individuals from a variety of generations, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and sexual orientations. Our employees are courageous, unique and diverse. They’re comfortable expressing their thoughts and opinions freely, and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Over the last month, Sony has celebrated LGBT Pride by participating in local pride parades and festivals, and by hosting celebrations at Sony offices throughout North America. This past weekend, our San Diego headquarters participated for the 9th year as a sponsor of the San Diego LGBT Pride parade and festival. With the help of our local employee network group, Equality Alliance, over 200 employees from Sony Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Sony Pictures walked together in the parade. Our employees continued to celebrate diversity with the community at our stage in the music festival all weekend. We want all our employees to be their whole self and once again received a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. Thanks to everyone who made this such a successful Pride month! #SonyProud #TeamSony #SDpride #PrideatPlayStation

  • Sony believes its people are its competitive advantage and we invest in our employees' growth and development. hashtag#TeamSony has created a multi-tiered development approach called "Leadership and Education Development" (LEAD) which consists of mixed learning styles to grow and develop nominated participants. Last week, Sony launched its LEAD Development Studio; a program designed to develop employees by offering multi-faceted learnings through; exposure to senior leaders, workshops, on the job experiences, networking, mentor-ship and executive coaching. Attendees were selected to participate from across multiple business lines with representatives from across North America (US, Canada, and Mexico) in this 8 month high impact program. Each day of Sony's program includes a kick-off by one of its senior leaders. Toshi Okuda, President, Consumer Business Group & Deputy President, Sony Electronics Inc. kicked off the group on August 1st. Sony knows the importance and benefits of investing in its future leaders!

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Sony Electronics – Why Work For Us?


At Sony, our mission is to be a company that inspires and fulfills your curiosity.

Our unlimited passion for technology, content and services, 
and relentless pursuit of innovation, drives us to deliver 
ground-breaking new excitement and entertainment in ways that only Sony can.
Creating unique new cultures and experiences.

Everything we do, is to move you emotionally.

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Welcome to Sony!  As a diversified global company at the forefront of technological innovation and entertainment, Sony offers many exciting employment opportunities across the country and around the world.  Sony is actively seeking creative, innovative, team-oriented individuals who are passionate about the Sony brand and its ongoing mission to significantly enhance the way people live, work and play.

Whether you're interested in working in a corporate environment, pursuing a creative career path or entering a more technical field, our unique combination of technology, content and services companies provides a broad range of opportunities for a diverse group of candidates.  All available job openings are posted by Sony company and can be accessed through the links below.

Sony is committed to supporting and developing its employees by fostering a winning team spirit and high personal accountability.  We hope you'll consider joining our dynamic team – one that values broad cross-cultural perspective, takes great pride in its work and shares an unwavering commitment to excellence and success.

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Healthy, robust communities create opportunities that allow us to live more meaningful lives. Sony supports a diverse set of programs and initiatives designed to enhance the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.

For Example SEL focuses the majority of its efforts on education in the classroom. In addition to providing funding for educational programs at such worthwhile organizations as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Junior Achievement of San Diego County, SEL provides a number of in-kind donations of equipment each year for use by educational non-profits and academic institutions, including major colleges and universities across the country.

Since 2009, Sony Corporation of America (SCA) has been the lead sponsor of Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange, a free online community that allows young student musicians to connect with fellow students from around the globe and to develop their talents with professional mentors.

In addition, SCA and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)  have come together to support City Year, an organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep high school students at risk of dropping out on track to graduation.  Specifically, the companies sponsor a Sony team of City Year corps members at the John Liechty Middle School in Los Angeles, who work to provide quality education and mentoring and a much-needed system of support for the school’s at-risk students.

At SPE, the desire to preserve the arts and arts education is at the heart of its community programs. The Company has helped to establish and fund unique programs such as the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program with California Institute for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The studio has also provided broad ongoing support for arts educational programming for the Culver City school district and K-12 sequential arts education in coordination with the Arts for All: Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education initiative.  SPE also annually supports the Imageworks Professional Academic Excellence program (IPAX). Designed by SPE’s Academy Award-winning visual effects and animation unit, this professional development and student scholarship program is intended to build stronger relationships with established academic programs and to nurture and grow future generations of digital talent.  


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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Middleton, WI
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    I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management cares about their employee's on a persona level
    Lots of room to develop skills and grow
    Good compensation
    Lots of work flexibility
    Good vacation policy
    Excellent and talented coworkers.
    Very friendly work environment

    Cons

    Unsure of companies long term financial stabilities
    QA staff gets moved from project to project fairly frequently, making it difficult to become an expert in a single product

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work! If possible, consider reducing the number of times QA staff switches around. Encourage us to become experts in a particular product.

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Sony Electronics Photos

Sony Electronics photo of: San Diego's Best And Brightest Companies To Work For - 2018
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Sony Electronics Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sony Electronics (Orlando, FL) in April 2010.

    Interview

    you will have 3 interviews as typical
    (1) the store manager will call you to do an initial phone interview and then bring you in to the store to do an onsite if they like your initial answers and resume
    --questions are very basic and follow a HR script
    (1) Best / Worst attribute
    (2)describe tough quest experience and how you handle / resolved it
    (3)worst customer experience and how did you resolve
    (4)how did you win over a customer
    (5)describe the selling process
    (6)how do you motivate / run a team
    --must be flexible to work 6am - 12am on any given day (projects / holidays)

    they do not let you take more than 7 consective days off w/o Regional HR approval

    bonus program is horrible, and they will tell you how to accelerate it and not be honest about the actual payouts

    conditions: you will be interviewed at the store (mall locations) , it will be noisy and they will have to still stay by the store for customer issues, so be prepared to stop and start, they have no real office space in the stores to accommodate private areas

    if you pass this you will talk to the Regional Mgr via phone (and if they have another candiate you will have a onsite with the Regional and conf call with HR) - HR has basic input and is more background screening than skill

    finally they do crime screen and drug screen BEFORE making offer.. and typically this is a 3 - 4 week process from 1st call to offer letter

    you do have to sign contracts (non disclosure, non comp, IP rights at time of hire disclosure)

    Negotiation

    you do not get to truly "bargain"
    they will take a counter but tell you that all offers are final and its a take or decline offer

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Sony Electronics Awards & Accolades

  • Workplace Excellence Award, San Diego SHRM, 2014
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2014
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2015
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality(Retail and Consumer Products), Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2016
  • San Diego's Best and Brightest Companies To Work For, Best and Brightest Companies To Work For, 2018
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