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Sony Creative Software Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2018

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Brad Reinke
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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Creative Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management cares about their employee's on a persona level Lots of room to develop skills and grow Good compensation Lots of work flexibility Good vacation policy Excellent and talented coworkers. Very friendly work environment

    Cons

    Unsure of companies long term financial stabilities QA staff gets moved from project to project fairly frequently, making it difficult to become an expert in a single product

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work! If possible, consider reducing the number of times QA staff switches around. Encourage us to become experts in a particular product.

    Sony Creative Software2018-08-13
  2. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Creative Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and nice office

    Cons

    no growth, business on decline

    Advice to Management

    need make better business decision.

    Sony Creative Software2017-12-05
  3. "Shipping Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Supervisor in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Creative Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, casual attitude in a fast-paced work environment, very collaborative, a small oasis in the bigger Sony Electronics desert

    Cons

    beholden to the overall lackluster performance of Sony Electronics, slow to react to the marketplace and adapt, relatively flat organization meant not a lot of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    need to be more proactive and not reactive to the competition, need a better vision and communicate that vision better

    Sony Creative Software2017-09-14
  4. "Really loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Creative Software full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I worked there for 8 years and really loved it. It was a good atmosphere and the people were smart and got along with each other well. I learned a lot myself as the company changed.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the software we were making just didn't sell. We sadly ended up laying off a huge amount of the staff.

    Sony Creative Software2017-09-11
  5. "Software is no more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Sony Creative Software full-time

    Pros

    Really was a great place to work

    Cons

    Sold the software that made this company what it was and leadership under this transition has been non-existent making those that had to leave feel undervalued for all their service and dedication and those that were left behind feeling they had no direction.

    Sony Creative Software2016-07-09
  6. "The company formerly known as Sony Creative Software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fitchburg, WI

    I worked at Sony Creative Software for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Changed music and video production by democratizing the tools needed to produce media at a professional level.

    Cons

    Company no longer exists; management lost focus on the core, revenue-generating products and spent time either neglecting the cash cows or branching into niche markets.

    Advice to Management

    To the new owners of the SCS product line, MAGIX: you've acquired some of the most dedicated product users in the industry. Don't neglect them.

    Sony Creative Software2016-06-06
  7. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sony Creative Software full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    smart co-workers, interesting projects, good pay & benefits, good tools for development and remote work, stability of a big company.

    Cons

    subject to whims of Japan (layoffs, etc)

    Sony Creative Software2016-04-24
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Company really doesn't exist anymore"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Creative Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of empty offices so you can just spread out and relax and blast your music without annoying anyone.

    Cons

    This place had really cool products that they were developing. They decided to try to create a next generation of software, but forgot to include users in the development process and as a result they failed miserably. On top of not producing anything a customer would want, they ended having to support the desires of the hardware groups in Japan instead focusing on the software that could actually make this group money....

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    Advice to Management

    Sell the intellectual property to someone who will want to do something with it and then just close shop.

    Sony Creative Software2016-05-11
  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Creative Software

    Pros

    Colleagues are smart, private work space

    Cons

    No room to grow, company goes downhill.

    Advice to Management

    lack of business vision

    Sony Creative Software2016-03-22
  10. "Great people to work for overall."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Sony Creative Software

    Pros

    Employees who care about the products and brand. Innovation is encouraged, to a certain extent.

    Cons

    Not as much focus on the products that built the brand. Innovation is encouraged, to a certain extent.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent

    Sony Creative Software2014-12-01
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