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Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Friendly colleagues; work life balance (in 74 reviews)

  • Very good, friendly stress free work environment" (in 77 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. "Sony is a great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Good place overall"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Great name for future employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Sony is a reputable company with some big pull on future applications.

    Cons

    They seem to like to lay off a lot of employees at the end of their fiscal year.


  6. "Great place to work and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Depending on sales forecast always


  7. "Pretty decent retail job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Premium Services Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Premium Services Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, open store floorplan

    Cons

    management disorganized and cross communication with warranty/repair companies non existent

    Advice to Management

    organize

  8. "IT Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good to work for them

    Cons

    No cons i found about them


  9. "Constant layoffs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    great products. Used to be a great company but the layoffs just destroyed the company culture.

    Cons

    constant layoffs, no security and entitled management. Inside the company is not how it looks outside.

    Advice to Management

    S


  10. "A great place to work at."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Sony is a wonderful place to work for.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to transfer to another department.


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