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"Sony is a great company to work for but mgmt is still stuck in the past"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great incentives/gifts/trips... no micro-managing & flexible work life... it's always fun to sell consumer electronics instead of a widget

Cons

Lack of recognition that competition is tough... pricing is higher than industry average... flat panel tv's are considered a commodity product by general public so high-quality differentiation is difficult

Advice to Management

Let the past be the past and recognize that Samsung/LG have changed the landscape of the consumer electronics industry.

Other Employee Reviews for Sony Electronics

  1. "Not innovative, just hanging on."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, job autonomy. Good pay, nice work environment, building and amenities.
    Smart people for the most part.
    Good benefits, but not on par with "Best Places to Work" companies

    Cons

    Sad to see old culture driving this company into the ground.
    No incentives or reward to do better.
    Company asks you to commit but they are not reciprocal
    I don't have the confidence that Sony will be around in 8 or 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    You can't just talk about being innovative, you have to advocate it.
    Slashing research and headcount is only a temporary fix.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Valuable cross divisional opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked in engineering, marketing, sales, & business management with several Sony companies

    Cons

    We work for the benefit of the Japanese manufacturing employees, not the shareholders

    Advice to Management

    Broaden the team making executive decisions to include middle management who actually works with customers


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