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Found 1,073 of over 1K reviews
3.9
78% Recommend to a Friend
PlayStation President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan
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3.9
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PlayStation President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
184 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great

    Nov 15, 2022 - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Place to work at

    Cons

    None great place to work

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Overall good place to work

    Oct 28, 2022 - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    1) WLB is off the charts great, IF you happen to find the right team. 2) Benefits were really nice! Free PS membership each year. Discounts on Sony products. 3) Probably depends on the team, but technology is progressive for the most part, and can be a good challenge. 4) Managers were emotionally very supportive.

    Cons

    1) The pay is lower than other companies 2) They don't allow fully remote, but do hybrid, depending on the bigger group you're in 3) Promotion is difficult, and some managers promote by the length of time you spend with that title. I saw other people around me get promoted without fulfilling the cultural requirements 4) HR is very slow to respond. 5) Some teams are definitely stretched thin, and could hire more so that deadlines can be met for dependencies.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good Overall

    Nov 29, 2022 - Online Technology Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good environment, nice colleagues, good work-life balance

    Cons

    chaos in the management, the director may not care about you

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good opportunity to work in a friendly and professional team

    Nov 15, 2022 - Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very thoughtful and helpful management board

    Cons

    There are very small opportunities to growth.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    Nov 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work! Good people and duty minded.

    Cons

    Have a different work ethic that is pleasant

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Miserable Leadership / Terrible Work Life Balance

    Jun 16, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A decent place to work if you're into games, but that's about it.

    Cons

    PlayStation (Sony) is a miserable place to work, and here is a non-exhaustive laundry list of why: 1.) Compensation: First off, compensation is weak and far from competitive with the market. My offer letter included no signing bonus, and there are no stock options for the vast majority of employees, even at the manager level. 2.) Work/Life Balance: Since the huge "globalization" effort, separation of work and life became impossible. I would wake up for 6 AM meetings and then take 10 PM meetings in the evening. Leadership did little to support a healthy work/life balance and would respond to people outside of working hours, expecting swift resolutions at odd hours of the day. When I was a Manager at Sony, someone on the Marketing Team took their own life. It took that tragedy for leadership to respond with resources and workshops for mental health. 3.) Out of Touch: Everyone director-level and up is a straight, white male that is insanely out of touch with the world at large and clueless to how other tech orgs of this size operate. As boomers, they feign a sense of care for DE&I initiatives, spew corporate poo poo words, and think that's enough to cover their butts. 4.) Cult-Like: If you're not into the industry, you are immediately ostracized like an outsider. Be ready to fake a passion for gaming or forever be an outsider to the cult. 5.) Org Hierarchy: The structure at Sony is extremely hierarchical, and employees are not empowered to make decisions. Instead, be prepared to be stifled for trying to innovate or implement change.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love It

    Oct 24, 2022 - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Best teamwork environment for those who love it

    Cons

    None of it I can think of

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company, people and industry position. Work to do to modernize the business.

    Jul 8, 2022 - Marketing Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great, caring culture. Front of a major thriving industry. Can be slow to move and has work to do to modernize business and people practice but overall is a great place to work.

    Cons

    It can take a lot of internal negotiation before sometimes straightforward decisions are made Is behind the curve in most people practices while needing to draw talent in highly competitive markets (pay, stock, performance management, recruiting, HRBPs truly understanding businesses, etc).

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing work environment, team and product!!

    Oct 6, 2022 - User Experience Researcher II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really cool projects (PS5!), opportunities to travel, and amazing and brilliant colleagues

    Cons

    hybrid model required in office time that did not align with me personally interviewing process is suuuper slow and discouraging

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not enough work to do

    Nov 2, 2022 - Business Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance was mostly life, not much work Good people

    Cons

    Team was older, no one really did much work I had nothing to do

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PlayStation has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,411 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at PlayStation to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, PlayStation employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at PlayStation. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

78% of PlayStation employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated PlayStation 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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