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Updated March 15, 2017
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  • Lack of career opportunities for non-japanese employees, lack of work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • No career growth, slow decision making by the management (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time at Sony. Great company.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about Sony.


  2. "Receptionist"

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

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

    Pros

    Sony has very good salary

    Cons

    Sony has A lot of extended hours


  3. Helpful (1)

    "SVP"

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

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    THey have a great brand overall that means innovation and quality.

    Cons

    Currently struggling in the marketplace


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    "2 years in accounting role"

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

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Great holiday calendar, good name. Most people have heard of the company and will think you are making a great salary.

    Cons

    Stagnant growth, mediocre pay, dated environment.Not a lot of young talent coming into the finance departments.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your team. Incentivize good, young talent by offering competitive salaries.


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    .Benefits are very very very competitive

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with staff.


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    "Business management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brand recognition and employee benefits

    Cons

    Upward mobility and competitive salary


  8. "Great place to work if with the right department"

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, such as education and advancement opportunities, a variety of experiences, interesting, diverse, and helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    HQ is in Japan, so major decisions sometimes feel they are being taken far away without a lot of local input.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on bringing the company closer together.


  9. "Sony Latin America"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    a good place to learn,

    Cons

    if you want to get to the top you have to be Japanese

    Advice to Management

    more stable management decisions


  10. "Good place for starting your career"

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

    I worked at Sony full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One will get chance to work on advanced technologies.

    Cons

    Poor organizational structure and management.

    Advice to Management

    Good if management comes with long term career plan for technical streams.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Like red-tape and young, unaccountable employees? Work at PSN!"

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    Former Employee - PlayStation Game Partner Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - PlayStation Game Partner Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young, creative, vibrant culture. Nice campus, cafeteria, gym.

    Cons

    Poor internal tools/workflows. Former underperforming workers had been promoted, who in-turn have now hired other low-performing workers. Created a toxic/unaccountable environment. This is seeming to change (slowly) with Layden as CEO. However there are still many low-performing/stagnant SVPs and Directors which need to be flushed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't become a dinosaur again (remember PS3?). Let employees innovate with less oversight. Hire better/smarter people, not your friends or colleagues. There's no shortage in the Bay Area of smart-creatives who will innovate SIE, when the old-dogs are flushed.



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