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"Good while it lasted"

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Cool to be on what was the cutting edge of new technology, good benefits. The people who have survived the cuts are good and talented.

Cons

Have just gone through cuts of 1/3 of employees, those remaining are getting titles cut while taking on more work. Future does not look bright.

Other Employee Reviews for Sony Electronics

  1. "Most Junior Testing Department I've Ever Seen"

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    Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Electronics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting paid to watch TV was fun
    Some pretty cool co-workers
    Fairly laid back if you had the right position

    Cons

    Testing management was unskilled, and unprofessional. When bad SW caused projects to falter, test was blamed for lax work habits, rather than management who set timelines, or developers who under-delivered.

    Employees were encouraged to tattle tale on each other, seriously, this happened.

    Used Excel spreadsheets for ALL test documentation, no TFS, no HP, not even DevTrack.

    No concept of test planning, or pre-planning period.

    Management opening admitted Samsung made better products.

    Advice to Management

    Stop moving test department between Japan and US. Hire some test leads who understand basic principles of SDLC. Cultivate a test department that fits the Sony name. I've worked at big and small companies testing SW for 8 years and this was a layover between real jobs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "once in a life time opportunity"

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    Current Intern - Ambassador
    Current Intern - Ambassador
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Electronics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the work is meaningful, people are great, management cares about you, you are always in the loop, and the pay is great

    Cons

    sometimes there tends to be a delay between questions and management's response time. while you're given a lot of freedom, there is sometimes a lapse in communication in what is expected.

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