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"The EQ2 team is great to work with"

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Former Employee - EverQuest II Game QA in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - EverQuest II Game QA in San Diego, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Sony Online Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Fun atmosphere
Great people
Quality games
The contract company they use offers great benefits

Cons

Better planning could lead to less OT
Some money issues causing cuts in some of the QOL things like breakfast and OT dinners

Advice to Management

Better planning and time gained from pushing back deadlines should be used for polish rather than cramming in more features.

Other Employee Reviews for Sony Online Entertainment

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    "Sony treats its employees really well, but something seems to hold back the company from making big hits."

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    Former Employee - Senior Environment Artist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Environment Artist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Online Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are all really good at Sony. The work environments are relaxed and they generally treat their artists with a lot of respect. They send the whole company to movies every once in a while and have random fun employee events. They supply good food when there are mandatory crunch hours.

    Cons

    There are mandatory late/weekend hours sometimes, but that's the case with pretty much any game company. They typically reward well for this though, with nice bonuses & supplying dinner or random treats. There's a bit of a bureaucracy and hierarchy there where sometimes respecting hierarchy and order is more important than pointing out problems and solving them - especially if they are big and outside your specific department. So there's a lot of "yes man" mentality where you're just better off if you have problems - mostly keeping them to yourself unless it's something you can actually make a difference with yourself, directly.

    Advice to Management

    There's something about the structure there that makes lower level employees not want to give honest opinions about the current state of the game. So people will sometimes chatter to themselves about big problems that need to be solved and addressed, but for some reason they don't want to be the ones to point them out. It's a big studio where the fat is trimmed from time to time - and no one wants to be the fat. So no one wants to point out the problems because they don't want to offend anyone that might have a say in whether or not they are "trimmed." I don't mean to be too harsh though - that's just probably a big part of why the recent games havent been as big of hits as they could have been. Aside from that, management treats the employees very well and a lot of people have worked a long time there as a result.


  2. "A great place to be for those looking for work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Online Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Executives who are passionate about gaming
    - Humanistic work environment
    - Great location

    Cons

    - Red tape, as with any large corporation
    - Slow to innovate

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