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Updated Nov 12, 2019

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  • "Professional technical style and good work environment(in 65 reviews)

  • "very organized, analytical, great people on average, great producst(in 56 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "moderate work life balance, sometime have long hours(in 38 reviews)

  • "long hours, random working locations(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Business Planner

      Nov 12, 2019 - Business Planner in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work environment. Team oriented

      Cons

      Long hours. No transparency between employers and management.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Only your ego will benefit from working at Sony Electronics, NOT your bank account!

      Jun 23, 2008 - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Discounts on products, a few perks here and there, but overall, if you're a little fish in the company, be prepared to be taken advantage of by the big fish. Little room for advancement unless you are Asian. If you are Asian, come work at Sony Electronics cause you will be upper management in no time at all!

      Cons

      Long hours of grueling work with little chance of your ideas seeing the light of day. If you do have a good idea or theory, prepare to have it taken away from you so someone in a higher seat of management so they can take all the credit for it. Plus if you come up with a brilliant idea for a patent, prepare to have that taken away from you too and prepare to be under compensated for the patent... like to the tune of a flat rate of $1500. That's it! You won't be collecting royalties, that's for sure!

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lacking leadership and vision, but moving forward (slowly)

      May 3, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good employee benefits. People are great. Cafeteria and gym on site.

      Cons

      Pay is not that great. Depending on the group, you can find yourself working very long hours. Promotions are not that easy to come by. Most things are led by Japan, and you need "permission" from them to do most things. Not much recognition to employees. Separation of companies.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great people but needs better organization.

      Jun 1, 2009 - Software QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very knowledgeable coworkers. Interesting consumer projects like HDTVs. Also exciting being part of a huge corporation who makes waves at events like CES or in online publications like CNET. Work equipment is never in short supply if needed, so from an engineering standpoint they will provide you with what you need to get the job done. Most developers are easy to work with and development managers are constantly on the ball when it comes to submitted defects.

      Cons

      Information sharing could be much better despite the utilization of some tools like Microsoft Sharepoint. Very little documentation, such as functional specifications, are created or updated for even the riskiest modules. For SQA, this is an exercise in frustration because what you think is a defect is actually a "new feature." And often you are asked to compromise on obvious bugs because the development team desperately wants to meet a closed-defect milestone. Also, at times development exerts too much influence on SQA activities. SQA should be a separate entity working WITH development towards a common goal, not working FOR development. Also hours can be RIDICULOUS often requiring 60-70 hour weeks, with no compensation, just a measly "thank you" from upper management. And did I mention they're charging for coffee and tea? Way to annoy your workers who work long hours with no overtime, Sony. Since we're on the topic of pay, Sony's average salary for Software QA is far below the San Diego average. I make less than the average SQA pay in San Diego.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best Company to work for

      Feb 25, 2016 - Sustaining Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great teams and opportunities to advance and learn

      Cons

      Long hours (50+) and no job security.. Company is downsizing

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful Company

      Dec 16, 2014 - Sales Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Playstation benefits, okay money, dedication

      Cons

      long hours, family, contracted

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      Sony Electronics Response

      Employer Branding Specialist

      Thank you for your review. We appreciate feedback as a current employee.

    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Accounting Manager

      Jun 9, 2016 - Accounting Manager in Rancho Bernardo, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good name to have your resume as it's a big, recognizable company that makes a lot of consumer products.

      Cons

      Long hours, poor work/life balance, very low pay compared to the same position in a company of similar size. Old-fashioned management style where promotions are based on seniority instead of merit and performance.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      The brand is gone

      Nov 23, 2013 - Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Product discounts and well known brand name

      Cons

      Very siloed and inefficient. Long hours and hard work do not get you anywhere. Revenues are in a "free-fall". Marketing of products is non-existent.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Sales Support

      May 28, 2014 - Sales Specialist in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Dynamic, diversified. Willing to invest in software to upgrade programs

      Cons

      Long hours, small raises, lack of recognition. Pre-conceived notions on employees so favorite employees get praised, others fall behind.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Rewarding

      Apr 4, 2014 - Customer Service Representative in Fort Myers, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Management, good benefits. testing the products

      Cons

      Long hours, company is on the decline

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