PlayStation Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 17, 2021

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  • "Great work life balance, if you focus on it(in 74 reviews)

  • "free games, fun work environment(in 57 reviews)

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

  • "work life balance time off away(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Very happy hear

      Jan 7, 2021 - Senior Account Manager in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, if you focus on it Mostly amazing, hard working, smart folks A strong focus (the TPR department) on mental health of their workers and external partner happiness Great benefits Strong leadership from the very top, enthusiasm and love for games and for what we do

      Cons

      Slow moving, but that's typical of a large company A few people who are just in it for the paycheck but that is rare

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Best Place I've Worked to Date

      Jul 21, 2020 - Information Security Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Sony Interactive Entertainment evolves and changes to improve not only innovations to become more profitable but I really feel like they care about their employees. They continue to improve processes and policies if they aren't successful. Fantastic benefits package Emphasis on work/life balance Great coworkers - lots to learn from others There is a sense of community to solving problems (lots of support from others) Wonderful company goals that are actually strived for

      Cons

      At least in my department, meaningful self improvement training budget has been cut which is a bummer. As in many places, opportunities for advancement are limited but there is a balance to be met here between becoming too management heavy but I think SIE does a fair job of figuring that out. I really respect the executive team and believe they have a good vision for the company, however there are some middle managers that tend to play politics instead of focusing on improvements.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great for work life balance

      Jan 17, 2021 - Manager - InfoSec in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Liberal culture, work-life balance, latest technologies, employee caring

      Cons

      Salary less competitive than other Software/Product companies, slow growth

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      sony

      Nov 20, 2020 - Character Artist in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      taken care of well at studio

      Cons

      work life balance time off away

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work and play

      Nov 13, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Fun domain, great work life balance, building large scale

      Cons

      Some legacy systems maintenance involved

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    6. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      condusive working environment

      Oct 28, 2020 - Intern in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Ends work punctually, work life balance is great

      Cons

      usually working on the same stuff everyday

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overall great company

      Sep 28, 2020 - Program Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, work-life balance, great benefits, fun company.

      Cons

      Executive leadership can be slow to act and unorganized.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Nice place for a young person......but then move on.

      May 20, 2020 - Manager in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Free t-shirts and games. Decent pay.

      Cons

      Nepotism + favoritism + ageism + blind faith = dysfunction. After making record profits in 2018, Sony Interactive Entertainment (also known as PlayStation) laid off a bunch of talented hardworking people a year later. Do you really want to work for a company that acts like that ? I heard Facebook and Google are hiring…. Sony is just another stupid corporation, and it is top-heavy with executives and directors. Like any other corporation, they treat staff unfairly, as there is a culture of nepotism, favoritism, ageism, and blind faith. Many older employees have been pushed out since 2015. Problems fester for years because the overpaid execs are too lazy to actually care. I was at Sony for 10+ years and I saw many smart, experienced people lose their jobs. Sony has a history of dumping smart, talented people. Their constant use of temp staff is extremely unethical. Sony has improved a little over the years, but it still has the common corporate problems: age discrimination, negative and chaotic management, lack of direction, lack of planning; lack of work-life balance. SONY Interactive is a nice place to work when you are young and need experience. But it’s best to move on ASAP and get a job at Google, NVIDIA, Facebook, or Apple instead. Don’t bother waiting for a promotion, because for many people it will never come.….You’re better off jumping ship and going to some other company. Maybe in twenty years they will figure out how to grow up and be a smart company. All the free popcorn and t-shirts won’t make up for the bad karma Sony has earned. Even when they make huge profits, much of that money gets sucked back to Sony headquarters in Tokyo, so your raise and bonus is not as great as it should be.Sony is still suffering from bad decisions that were made back in 2006 by upper management. Directors don’t listen to staff, and they don’t take time to communicate to the staff. Petty and passive-agressive behavior is standard among upper management. Sony is still having growing pains.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Aug 28, 2020 - Engineer 
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      Pros

      Very Good work life balance

      Cons

      Nothing at the moment now

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great and fun culture

      Aug 4, 2020 - IT Analyst in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Great perks and games. Work life balance

      Cons

      Run by Sony Japan. US teams have no say.

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