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Updated March 29, 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. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good High quality products

    Cons

    Executives from Headquarters were reluctant for feedback fromin country employees. Poor marketing.


  2. "Great place with good benefits"

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

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    There's a gym on the lot with free classes and subsidized personal training. There are discounts on Sony products, cameras. TVs. The benefits package is pretty good.

    Cons

    There's a lot of secrecy and this leads to a lot of miscommunication in general. Also, some of the places can be pretty cold, employees aren't as involved across the board with other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees!


  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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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Very stressful, free food, a lot of work

    Cons

    Horrible Service, stressful, unhelpful, a lot of work

    Advice to Management

    Get organized


  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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


  11. "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.



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