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Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated August 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "And the work-life balance seems very healthy overall, with a few exceptions" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Casual work environment , but not inappropriate behavior" (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance is a struggle" (in 20 reviews)

  • "senior management is incentivized to prioritize department performance over overall business performance" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Great Company Overall"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PlayStation Network Senior Technical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - PlayStation Network Senior Technical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package with salary and bonus, but no stock. Great benefits - choice of three medical plans, two dental plans, and a vision plan; 401k w/ match. Lots of paid time off. Training and education budgets and benefits. Free PSN Plus, discounts on PlayStation hardware, games, and PS Vue subscription. Nice, laid-back culture. Diverse workforce and excepting culture. Lot of company activities including giveaways. Interesting and large-scale problems to solve.

    Cons

    Some disorganization / lack of coordination between company segments - this includes within SIE mostly, but also down from Sony global. Some duplicate efforts because of this. Compartmentalized between departments, so hard to understand overall technology stack / direction. Holidays are busy times for the products, meaning lots of pressure and responsibilities around these times. Scrum / Agile applied to all teams, even where not quite appropriate. Cafes not employer paid (stretch con).

    Advice to Management

    Drive better communication and planning between company segments and departments. Compensation counts. Benefits are appreciated.


  2. "Great opportunities in every department"

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

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

    Pros

    A great culture and all around environment. Loved my managers.

    Cons

    Wish there were more remote days.

  3. "ASSOCIATE HELP DESK TECHNICIAN INTERN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team, amazing culture and environment.

    Cons

    Contractor offer afterwards not a full time position.


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are top notch

    Cons

    Not enough work or forward thinking


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excited to work every single day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Production Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Production Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with amazingly talented people who are world-class at their craft and still down to earth.

    Cons

    Some times it can be a drag to get things done due to too many processes

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring amazing people. Remove friction created unnecessary procedures


  6. "HR behavior with employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Lay offs are badly managed


  7. "Good Company with Work-Life Balance"

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

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Good Company
    Fun Workplace
    Business is Growing

    Cons

    Low Pay in Bay Area ,
    No RSU
    Managers are afraid to change status quo
    Hard to move up if you are not in core business

  8. "Family Forever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great place with friendly fun co-workers.
    - Room to grow professionally.
    - Family environment.
    - Great work life balance, if you want it.

    Cons

    - Low salary for industry and especially low for Silicon Valley.
    - Top talent gets poached by top 3 companies (FB, Google, Apple).
    - No attempt to retain top talent.
    - Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Company makes enough money, pay your employees what they're worth.


  9. "Stodgy org but solid; fun content to work on"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable and conservative, no nutty start-up hi-jinx, company is profitable on a solid business model, good comp makes up for lack of options/upside.

    Cons

    It's not Google: Free lunch is *only* once a week, no massages, etc. People stay forever, so slow upward mobility.


  10. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home is a plus.

    Cons

    Always nice to meet the team and build rep-ore.

    Advice to Management

    I am very diligent on the phone and very dedicated to marking sure each customer has a great experience.


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