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PlayStation Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Mar 5, 2020

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3.5
67%
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PlayStation President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "One of the best place with good work life balance(in 64 reviews)

  • "Highly competent, professional work environment across multiple company business units(in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not very diverse or supportive of females in senior management positions(in 27 reviews)

  • "Because of the fast pace, there is a struggle with a work life balance(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to play and work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone seems passionate about contributing to both a fun product and a great place to work. The work life balance on my team is fantastic, and I get great benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative that is worth contributing here.

    PlayStation2019-01-23
  2. "Best Place to work and Play"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Management is good and knows what they are doing.

    Cons

    Some groups work in a reactive mode than proactive mode causing confusion to the team

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    PlayStation2019-08-18
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Cheap games but you pay for it in other ways"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Commerce Operations in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cheap games, Fantastic relocation package, good pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Leadership, work hours are unrealistic, expectations are not communicated well, the clique from Intuit is well known and highly resented, no work-life balance, working from home is taboo

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    PlayStation2019-07-12
  4. "One of the best place with good work life balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - QA Manager 

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One of the best place with good work life balance

    Cons

    No Stock options, bonus depends on company performance

    PlayStation2019-05-29
  5. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PlayStation Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Health and wellness benefits Work life balance

    Cons

    Schedules can changes rapidly sometimes with projects.

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    PlayStation2019-05-21
  6. "Awesome work culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    awesome culture, great work life balance

    Cons

    slow career progression, salary below industry standard

    PlayStation2019-04-15
  7. "Overall Good Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall Good Experience in working there. Work on a lot of cutting edge technologies. Very fast paced

    Cons

    Because of the fast pace, there is a struggle with a work life balance. The business puts very aggressive time schedules in place.

    PlayStation2019-02-26
  8. "Great coworkers and work-life balance, but few opportunities for long-term career growth"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Relaxed environment with great work-life balance - Friendly and fun coworkers - fantastic culture - Great environment to be in if this is your first corporate job or new to gaming or tech in general

    Cons

    - A lot of emphasis on seniority rather than merit during promotions and performance reviews - Favoritism shown by executive management towards certain groups - Difficult to grow career-wise - No attempt to retain top talent--many high-performing employees poached by top companies - Below market pay

    PlayStation2018-09-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Family Forever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great place with friendly fun co-workers. - Room to grow professionally. - Family environment. - Great work life balance, if you want it.

    Cons

    - Low salary for industry and especially low for Silicon Valley. - Top talent gets poached by top 3 companies (FB, Google, Apple). - No attempt to retain top talent. - Nepotism

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    PlayStation2018-07-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Benefits, No"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, excellent pay and benefits, 401k matching, generous paid time off policy,

    Cons

    No room for growth, work load always increases without increase in resources, work/life balance terrible for senior employees

    PlayStation2018-06-08
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