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Updated July 22, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is a struggle (in 17 reviews)

  • senior management is incentivized to prioritize department performance over overall business performance (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best game studios to work for in Los Angeles"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AAA Quality Projects

    Competitive Benefits

    Unique Work Environment

    Encourages Creativity

    More Control of your tasks and creations

    Cons

    Not much room for personal growth, the studio is very large .

    It is not clear how certain individuals are promoted when comparing the amount of contributions other developers bring the studio.

    Not much of an effort has been made to solidify art direction.

    Lack of direction is also the result of allowing too much free will.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time and make more of an effort to find out who really is contributing real creativity, hard work, and innovation to this studio. Perhaps increase the number of broader peer reviews.


  2. "Different cities, different worlds"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and focus on fun for the consumer

    Cons

    It's a big company. Many changes in management styles / systems and bonus system changes every year (though generally for the better). Completely different experience working in SD vs. SF vs. San Mateo

  3. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and playstation perks

    Cons

    none that I can think of right now as I've been here a short time


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, nice benefits, fun culture and great opportunities. Nowhere will ever be perfect, but the company is generally a great employer with sensible and approachable management who do care about the success of both the company and the staff.

    Cons

    Generally speaking I don't have a lot of complaints about the company. PTO used to be a gripe but was recently improved along with several other new benefits in 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to staff and continue to normalize policies between former SNEI and SCE(A) companies (eg summer half days). Keep communicating to staff regularly. Something offline between town halls would be good. It's harder for staff to complain if you are honest and open (where possible) about any known challenges and the work that might be in progress to change them.


  5. "If you love games"

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

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Great place for gaming industry people.

    Cons

    The upper level management is significantly less gaming focused and the priorities become very political.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits, great work environment, fun teammates, and fantastic products.

    Cons

    A legacy of siloing in many departments remains throughout the organization, also lots of homegrown talent leads to pay disparities over time.


  7. "great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Employees, benefits and management are great

    Cons

    traffic is the area is a challange

  8. "Great people, flexibility and products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility, people I work with, leadership of the teams I support

    Cons

    -lack of coherent/logical process in some areas and functions.
    -Culture/Value Statement is admirable, but not necessarily followed by all.


  9. "Great People, Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Great people and products at PlayStation.

    Cons

    Non-competitive wages at the IC level.


  10. "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    You get to work on interesting titles, interesting projects and work.

    Cons

    You'll see when you deal with it.


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