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"Work Life Balance"

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Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

Pros

Fun working environment, great work/life balance. Great on site cafe and work out facility

Cons

Management, management, management. Either good manager but, not strong enough to outweigh bad popular strategies for the company or bad manager with 'power' to make non strategic or profitable decisions for the company. There are definitely some good/strong managers in the bunch.

Advice to Management

Weeding out the dead weight is needed ASAP for PS to thrive up to their expectations.

Other Employee Reviews for Sony PlayStation

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Lots of potential, great brand, but no commitment to team or tech innovation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A few very talented and passionate co-workers. Day-to-day chaos can lead to growth opportunities, if you can manage to keep your head above water and work past it.

    Cons

    Huge amount of attrition at every level and function. In less than a year, I watched 70% of my team leave. 2 top executives quit outright (giving no notice), leaving their positions unfilled until a year plus after. New middle and senior management has little to no experience in the space. The culture is becoming increasingly conservative, cliquey and less diverse as the parent company struggles financially. Said passionate and skilled workers were burned through, weren't recognized for their efforts, and left. Successful or innovative work is considered threatening and not rewarded. Not-rocking-the-boat is encouraged. Remaining and new employees are necessarily apathetic and mediocre in order to survive. Zero career growth paths. Strategy is often abandoned and teams are randomized due to pet projects and poor operational planning. Groundhog Day.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and then stick to a 21st century strategy. Hire diverse talent with relevant experience or promote high-performers from within. Reward measurable results, not blind loyalty or popular perception.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great career starter, slow mid-career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    SNEI is a great place to begin your career, and a great senior level environment.

    Cons

    Mid-level career development is lacking unless you overly commit to get what you want. This includes going around those you work with and report to, in the end causing rifts in your internal network. It is not uncommon for employees to leave SNEI during their mid level careers and return for senior level positions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more resources to train and develop your employees, then keep them by offering competitive salaries and options.

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