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Sony Electronics Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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  • "Takes good care of employees and work life balance" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Great people, world-class talent" (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "The environment is inviting and engaging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing here at Sony. The environment is inviting and engaging. I applied for a few positions before I received this position. This is like a dream job. Some of my favorite parts: Engagement events, farmers market, car wash, on site cafe, on-site Gym and so much more.

    Cons

    There are many meetings but I have come to realization that it creates a better environment for collaboration and inclusiveness.

    Advice to Management

    No Advice


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Management is very supportive
    2. Flexible working hours
    3. Most of the people are friendly & easy to approach
    4. Easy to change department to work on different areas of business domains

    Cons

    1. You might get too comfortable

  3. "Great if you're a Japanese expatriate, average if you're a local"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    401k matching, Health, optional basic Vision & Dental, good perks especially at end of year, great camaraderie with locals, discounted Sony products, fairly stable.

    Cons

    There are basically two worker strata: Japanese expatriates with 10x the benefits, their own HR department and zero motivation to go back to Japan, so it's usual to see senior figures hanging around in different assignments for up to 10 years, if they have friends in high places. The other stratum is comprised of locals, subject to a different set of rules and USA HR practices. Certain professional opportunities are limited to Japanese expatriates too, so you may find that you've reached your department/division ceiling, and the only option might be to move laterally. You might get lucky and score a good Japanese boss who'll empower and encourage you, but if you're not in one of the key and profitable consumer electronic or video game categories, you're likely out of luck, working harder, with much lower resources and struggling to keep up with demands and pressure from Tokyo HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Make expatriate assignments no longer than 3 years with very few exceptions. Base a portion of expatriates' performance assessments on a timely and successful transition process with their successors, so one doesn't leave a position without even meeting (or barely so) the next-in-line and his/her staff.


  4. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of free product.

    Cons

    Put you in a box.

    Sony Electronics Response

    Jun 15, 2018 – Branding & Talent Specialist

    Hey TeamSony so glad you love our products. We want you to think out of the box, not be in a box. Have you participated in a job rotation or heard about our development programs? Talk to your... More


  5. "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Electronics part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    large company, corporated, well organizastion chart

    Cons

    busy working schedules, low wages

    Sony Electronics Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – Branding & Talent Specialist

    We’re disappointed to hear you had a different experience when you worked here. We’re open to and encourage feedback from employees, even former employees if you want to share ideas. We’ve been... More


  6. "Digital Marketer @ Sony Electronics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very structured organization. Everyone's roles are very clearly defined. Movement in the company is possible, you just need to prove yourself. For the most part personalities gel well.

    Cons

    It is a very top down organization. Whatever management in Japan says to do everyone does without question. There's no push back or room for questioning no matter how asinine the request is.

    Sony Electronics Response

    May 22, 2018 – Branding & Talent Specialist

    Thanks for your feedback. We recognize Sony’s most valuable asset is our talent. Disappointed to hear you thought otherwise. We greatly value employees’ perspectives and ideas.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account Mangement or Sr. Sales Manger related to the Electronics Industry"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager, Florida in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager, Florida in Miami, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work with, but the economical situations have changed so they have a lot of people let go

    Cons

    Too Much Pressure to hit Targets, lot of weekly reports to HQ which has been time consuming, so most of the time was spent on Reports rather than meeting customers

    Advice to Management

    I don't need a Job I need a Career. I can find a Job tomorrow but if I am not happy doing what I am doing and using my expertise, I wont be happy

  8. "Financial"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Electronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, provides great experience.

    Cons

    Electronics sales can be cyclical.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like everything here, great company, great electronic products, and great discount price for its employees.

    Cons

    Had difficult time in recent years, no job security.


  10. "Culture was very hierarchical with many layers."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product line with innovations across portfolio. Interesting company events, plus a really cool rooftop cafeteria. Solid personal developmental opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited resources to drive consumer purchase intent relative to the competition. Difficult to position the brand as premium without those assets.

    Sony Electronics Response

    Mar 28, 2018 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement Operations Specialist

    Appreciate the feedback - would love to have heard from you when you were at Sony too. Glad to hear you got great value from the professional development opportunities. All the best to you!


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