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"Mostly incompetent leadership at the C level and manager level."

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Former Contractor - QA Professional in San Diego, CA
Former Contractor - QA Professional in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Sony PlayStation as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Discount on games and console hardware. That's it.

Cons

Lack of competency at C level and manager level. Departments are silos with managers protecting their own turfs at the expense of the whole company. Company culture is one of "I don't know what you are doing and I don't care as long as my project goes forward." Best talents leave and incompetents stay behind and walk the halls like dinosaurs.

Advice to Management

Be honest with candidates at the job interviews. Don't paint a rosy picture just to get people in the door.

Other Employee Reviews for Sony PlayStation

  1. "As an animator, don't count on steady work, but it's a good short term opportunity"

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    Former Contractor - Animator in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Animator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get the chance to contribute to AAA Titles
    Overall, the culture is a fun one and people get along.
    Animation supervisors seem to distribute work in a pretty fair way.

    Cons

    There is consistent overtime for artists.
    They tend to lay people off when projects are finished.
    There is overtime pay, but no profit sharing or bonuses for contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Almost all artists are contractors. I feel like you could redesign this to give a greater percentage of them the peace of mind of a staff position.


  2. "Great place to work, but can be difficult if you are Contract"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming, fun people. Great atmosphere and a nice location in sunny San Diego. The San Diego campus works with some great companies and on some really cool IPs.

    Cons

    75% of the jobs are contract positions, with little to no job security once the project ends, and it doesn't look like that is changing any time soon. The people at the top seem out of touch with everyone else. Since most positions are contract, there is not much room for growth of career.

    Advice to Management

    Consider bringing on more full-timers rather than so many contract positions.

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