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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. Helpful (2)

    "Every man for himself"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on games enjoyed by millions of people. Flexible hours and attire (like holy Australian Nightmare you wouldn't believe the way we dress for work). Excellent facilities with numerous amenities (gym, pool, aerobics, etc.)

    Cons

    Our culture is heavily siloed and relies on ad-hoc individual contributions. There is a very need-to-know culture of secrecy around almost everything. I don't think anyone has spent any time developing and promoting wholesome institutional habits. So, everything falls on the shoulders of individuals and when they leave that bit of institutional knowledge inevitably goes with them.

    Advice to Management

    Promote teamwork. Communicate openly (not like Layden's 2014 company meeting).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Silos, Silos and more silos"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand, relaxed atmosphere, cheap games

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not competitive
    Organizational structure is inflexible and more suitable to industrial manufacturing
    Things are done like in the 90s
    Free training lacks depth and portability
    Silos...everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Learn from other companies, restructure and put a retention strategy in place. Staff according to operational needs in order to allow senior management to focus more on planning.

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