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Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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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  5. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Various in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Various in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great brands and great benefits at the time.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Too many departments. Top heavy.


  6. "IT PM"

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

    Pros

    that had to leave after the 18 months

    Cons

    great people, great environment, would go back any time

    Advice to Management

    keep moving ahead


  7. "Company Org"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work and a company that will be around for a while.

    Cons

    Little Advancement and many decisions mandated from corporate

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible


  8. "intesting place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    rewarding job but tied to how sony pictures movies do in theathers

    Cons

    low pay compared to the area


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    "Team coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Mount Pleasant, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, work environment, people. Continued improvement

    Cons

    Politics for advancement. Work schedule. Overtime.


  10. "Sony Corp"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation & benefits
    Good people and work environment
    Varied products and product lines
    Many different kinds of jobs related to consumer entertainment

    Cons

    Company continues to struggle financially, causing increased downsizing and consolidation
    Does not invest in employees skills and training.
    Upper Management does not include subordinates on long range company goals.

    Advice to Management

    Include your staff more, and always take feedback and adjust. Sharing information is better for everyone and keeps everyone working towards the same collective goals.


  11. "Sony"

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

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    The colleagues are friendly and boss are competent. The office is clean and office hour can be basically flexible.

    Cons

    The company does not have ability to compete with other IT giants. So I think the company will be smaller in the next ten years.



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