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Sony Mobile Communications Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is perhaps above average as well (in 10 reviews)

  • Very collaborative work environment within a lean organization (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Decision making slow, need to defer to Tokyo (in 6 reviews)

  • Little opportunity to progress beyond operational roles due to company culture and setup, impacting the level of talent in various departments (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Market Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home environment with a lot of local and regional travel.

    Cons

    Upper Level management weren't on the same page.


  2. "Great, fun place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with; never a dull moment. Lots of innovation, awesome benefits and campus despite location, and great pay with bonuses.

    Cons

    In the end, management and product competition.

  3. "Global Mobility Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Mobile Communications full-time

    Pros

    Amazingly intelligent people who kept me inspired on a daily basis.

    Cons

    They moved out of Atlanta to San Mateo. :(


  4. "Technical Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, people, salary, benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    Not innovative enough to be a top player in the Mobile phone business. Mind set of the current Products is still not attractive to customers.

    Advice to Management

    look at the market trend of handset style. Sony has the passion and team, just lacks to want to change. Don't try to be completely different.


  5. "Management and HR never care if Bullying by Manager"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with many good technology

    Cons

    Headquarters never serious about the US business.
    Slow decisions making.

    Advice to Management

    Take Seriously the Bully behavior of Manager , instead of promoting and rewarding . Else only employee left will be with compulsion to work due to personal situation or who could adapt to Bully culture.


  6. "a titanic"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sony Mobile Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good medical and dental insurance

    Cons

    work environment, company culture all not so good

    Advice to Management

    wake now and save the company


  7. "Sony Mobile Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sony Mobile Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for. High respect, empowerment, and a very nice working environment.

    Cons

    Many layoffs as business are not doing well.

  8. "Great Products but Slow to Market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sony Mobile Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great people and awesome products

    Cons

    products are always delayed to market


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sony Mobile Communications full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. Good benefits, nice colleagues, interesting and challenging work. Processes are established and working, every day new challenges, it never gets boring.

    Cons

    No real downsides to report when it comes to the office here. Hence mgmt in the mother company is too far away from the local reality. This can cause frustration looking at global processes.


  10. "Sony Mobile"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very trustworthy company to work for. First option for vacancies is to promote from within.

    Very positive work atmosphere, almost like large family.

    Excellent fringe benefits - no cost for health coverage; 5% match on 401K contributions; 3 weeks vacation with carryover allowed; free life and accidental death insurance with low cost additional coverage; access to discounted prices on Sony products

    Management cares about opinions of employees

    Training opportunities both internal and external

    All positions aware that they contribute to customer satisfaction/retention

    Cons

    Only one I can think of is that the HQ moved from Atlanta to the San Francisco Bay area where housing prices and rents are extremely expensive but, then, the scenery is beautiful and there are many diversions for leisure time activities.

    Advice to Management

    don't allow engineers to drive the products. Technology is important but, so is developing products that consumers want to use.


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