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Sony Electronics Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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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 Employee, less than 1 year

      Better place to work

      Sep 22, 2015 - Senior Analyst in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work. work life balance.

      Cons

      Delayed promotions for Indians in singapore. no responsibility.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company, great benefits

      Oct 15, 2019 - Human Resources in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits are top notch. Flexible vacation, low out of pocket cost for employees. Good culture, nice group of people to work with. Work life balance! Some work from home opportunities.

      Cons

      You likely won't be promoted, ever. People stay with the company forever. If you are promoted, you won't be paid to market. Salaries are low. All stock must be purchased regardless of level or tenure.

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      Sony Electronics Response

      Branding & Talent Specialist

      Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate and value your input as an employee. One of our many benefits are our competitive market range salaries that we offer. Our intention is to continue to make Sony the best place you have ever worked at. Thank you again for your insight. It helps us to continue to stay competitive and create the best work environment for everyone.

    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Respectable Company - but not perfect

      Sep 4, 2019 - Senior Software QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance. Plenty of incentives and events to keep morale high. The people that work here make it all worthwhile.

      Cons

      Being an international company, sometimes differences in cultures can hinder success of ideas.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Company Once... A Long Time Ago!

      Mar 5, 2014 -  in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Name recognition, work-life balance, some telecommuting, nice facility and parking structure.

      Cons

      Ever since the reorganization in 2009, employees are treated like commodities instead of human beings. No one asked for our opinion as to where we would be shuffled to, what projects and responsiblities we wanted, and with whom we'd like to work with. Isn't that why we originally interview with a company - so we get the best fit for all? We've gone through layoffs every year since and now another major one has been announced. Most of us (70%) in Finance have been notified - and there's no guarantee that the ones left behind will not go through this again next year... Most likely, they will! The company is plagued with layers of middle management (Mgrs, Sr. Mgrs, Directors, VP's, Sr VP's).... WHY????? Each layer just causes more slow decisions and red tape.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      No Life Balance Only Work

      May 23, 2016 - Vice President Operations Manager in Fremont, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some of the people were good to work with, location was easy to get to, benefits were better than some other companies I have seen

      Cons

      If you work for the wrong manager, watch out they will undermine you. I saw one manager have employee after employee request transfer out to another position BUT they did not remove the manager. I had good managers but no work/life balance. Took time off and still had to work. Constant phone calls/emails and needing new reports even when only taking a day off that was planned over 30 days in advance. No respect for people's time. Open time off but again if you have a bad manager you barely get time off. Some people you see get 2-3 weeks every 6 months while others that are holding the business together barely got 1 week. Not a good plan.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      No work life balance

      Sep 2, 2009 - Senior Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company overall, good pay, great benefits, GREAT exposure to systems (Hyperion, Oracle, Quest, Business Objects etc) - they use ALL!

      Cons

      in finance lookout for staying until 11pm or later. No work/life balance. Work load is CRAZY for one person and the compenation gap is huge. For this job (Sr. Financial analyst) you can make from $50K - 100k doing the same job (seems good but there is a catch when you get a merit bonus of 3%/year and they start you at $60k) Seems glamourous but you will work A LOT. Management could care less if its Christmas and the company has a week long MANDATORY shut down but hey its Q3 close, "what day or DAYS are you coming in????" yeah if you want to be the work horse monkey this is the place. Also you WILL get a write up for not being more "fast paced" ?????!!! you get the picture....

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Sony Semiconductor Application Engineering

      Jul 19, 2015 - RF Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent Technology, hardworking and extremely talented and motivated Engineering team in Japan, eager to support development for new business. Opportunity to visit a wonderful country and cultural lifestyle. Opportunity to have a reasonable work life balance.

      Cons

      As Sony in US is a satellite to the main decision making, there is little decision making locally. The main management team will not trust the drive and local talent to act autonomously. No real chance of promotion as there is no local decision making in the business areas that are driven by Japan.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good learning experience, but had to leave to realize how limited opportunities were

      May 9, 2012 - Senior IT Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      + The brand is still relevant in certain categories + Manageable work-life balance + Employees are passionate about the company

      Cons

      + Company is accelerating towards irrelevancy + Not enough "topgrading" of talent. A lot of tenured and mediocre "B" players stuck in middle management, limiting advancement opportunities + Decisions are slow and management is indecisive. + So frustrating to see nimbler competitors run circles around us

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Stable and solid, but sometimes dysfunctional. Good work-life balance.

      Aug 23, 2008 - IT Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Sony has a great brand and is remarkably stable. Recent years have seen better cooperation across sister companies (Pictures, Music, Playstation) which is encouraging. Sony provides a good work-life balance. The benefits are good and the employee discounts will make you everyone's best friend.

      Cons

      Sony is a large organization and has all the big company politics that go with it. It is difficult to know what your career path and options are. Frequent challenges arise because our products are from Japan and the US is more or less a sales company that focuses on sales, marketing and logistics. Most jobs here will not be part of the creative aspects of product. Difficult to sometimes get Japanese to see things from same perspective.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Tough Culture

      Jul 29, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1) Some fantastic people who care and want to do a great job. 2) Competitive salaries (more than competitive at the director on up levels), good benefits 3) Most roles have a good work-life balance

      Cons

      1) The culture is not very good. Lots of layoffs, constant fear of losing your job. People protect their jobs, and don't worry about the company or the organization outside of their direct team 2) Things are often dictated at the micro level on high from company HQ 3) Most roles are just about executing plans from above. Innovation is often talked about, but innovative ideas are quickly squashed.

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