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"Great for students and young professionals"

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Former Employee - Sony Retail in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Sony Retail in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great as a stepping stone. Somewhat okay company discounts.

Cons

Don't try to make a career out of it.

Advice to Management

Try to be more open minded, and listen to your employees. Take more action.

Other Employee Reviews for Sony Electronics

  1. "HQ"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits.
    Flexible.
    Open Communication.
    New Technologies.
    Everyday is different.

    Cons

    Not enough time with the family (Long working hours)

    Very hard to keep up with the ever growing projects and daily functions

    A lot people pull the HR card

    Advice to Management

    focus on the weak workers and train them to be the best


  2. Helpful (8)

    "A political mess and everything you hated about high school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition (but it doesn't pay the bills)
    Cool perks (cool at first but don't make up for working around the clock)

    Cons

    The reviewer who last called SEL toxic absolutely nailed it all in their review. This place is truly toxic. The hours you are required to work, coupled with the worst of corporate politics, high school like behavior and mentality just make a career here unsustainable. Case in point: SEL cannot hold onto its "best and brightest". The outstanding performers who make a difference continue to walk with no effort seemingly made to retain them. "The good ones never stay" has become a sad mantra for those who have watched the departures. Sony has become a very hollow place - it's all about image and window dressing and, like the shiny products, there is nothing meaty to back it up. Employees have very little distinction between personal and professional lives - it becomes one because all you do is work - and way, way below market rate. It's mind blowing to find out what former colleagues are making once they leave. Then there are the exhausting politics. You'll find politics anywhere in life but it is over the top at SEL. It's a full time job to keep up with the backstabbing and mind games. The worst part is you'll find people even at the VP and above level responsible for stirring the pot. If you let employees spend more time focused on the job at hand and less on politics, the company may stand a chance. There are very few to look to in the way of mentors or to even learn management skills from. Some higher ups have spent their entire lives working for only Sony and have coasted along with little skill and no ongoing development. They continue to enjoy the ride while the compnay sinks. Is anyone paying attention?? I plan to be one of the next to leave.

    Advice to Management

    SEL has become a vain place run by ego. That's a rough but true statement. Please, please pay more attention to what is going on in the organization. Look at all the great people leaving, figure out why and fix it before the company crumbles. I for one had high hopes with the new president coming in but he already seems snowed by the company's worst offenders. Depressing.

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