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Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • They promote work/life balance throughout the company (in 74 reviews)

  • Very good, friendly stress free work environment" (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad middle management, difficult work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • No career growth opportunity for people above 9 (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Coordinator"

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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

    really great benefits at sony

    Cons

    not too many cons here


  2. "Great work life balance"

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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

    Progressive
    Incredible incentives
    Great coworkers
    Great benefits
    Flexible hours
    Lots of travel included
    Holiday vacation

    Cons

    Slightly sexist
    Strange days off during the holidays

    Advice to Management

    Value everyone equally

  3. "Creative Director, Brand Strategist & Senior Producer"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working team and GM who empowered us to perform our very best.

    Cons

    Sony is a massive company and this sometimes makes it difficult to cross-promote its own properties worldwide.

    Advice to Management

    A devoted brand strategy team could better communicate and coordinate efforts between all regions to assure brand continuity and optimize results.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of nice and good people to work with,

    Cons

    Mass disorganization and hand offs,

    Advice to Management

    Need to abandon the status quo.


  5. "director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Park Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Park Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Forward thinking and innovative.

    Cons

    Way too many meetings. Great minds but would like to see less of them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on improving employee benefits.


  6. "QA Tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Perfect people, perfect management.

    Cons

    Everything is good over there.


  7. "Sony is a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SONY has provides employees with an extensive all-around knowledge about the business and also offers the best work-life balance program there is. It is indeed, a highly commendable company.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement, layoffs every year, management picks their groups to promote, rigid management. The hardest part of the job is being spontaneous with minute changes based on the industry needs.

  8. "Good place overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    work environment is pretty good.

    Cons

    Average pay and quality of work is not so good


  9. "KN is a great company to work for. A lot of knowledge in middle management, however, the raise structure and the pro"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great people. Wonderful location. Huge profits and a company that isn't going anywhere. The management will let you be autonomous.

    Cons

    Tough place to get a promotion. No pay raises, no structure for promotions. No love for an outsider. It's not the right place for a career.


  10. "Great company that makes you feel relevant and like family."

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    Former Employee - Manager and Senior Recording Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Manager and Senior Recording Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees and go the extra mile to make you happy and fulfilled.

    Cons

    In my experience, it was always pleasurable.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to know entry level or new employees, so they feel welcomed in their new environment.


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