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Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • They promote work/life balance throughout the company (in 65 reviews)

  • Very good, friendly stress free work environment" (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Team coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Sony Corp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Forensic Analyst in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Forensic Analyst in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Sony (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training Oppurtunities, good environment, good equipment

    Cons

    Management had no direction and did not hire appropriate people.


  4. "Good job but location closed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TV Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - TV Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Good people, Products even I want to own, the commission is easy to get. I felt like the team became a family and we hung out together.

    Cons

    I wish the products were cheaper so that making a sale was easier and the customers wouldn't feel like we didn't want them in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the retail locations and lower prices so everyone can buy your items and not just millionaires


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.
    Interesting work assignments.
    Decent salary.
    Highly motivated and educated people around.
    Overtime is always compensated at the highest rate (contractors only).
    Free food (mainly Tuesdays) and drinks (always).

    Cons

    Building we worked in was old and had some problems with air conditioning. Sometimes it was a little bit too cold and some people were freezing.


  6. "Crap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sony (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Over time is the only great thing.

    Cons

    Management don't even know what they're doing

    Advice to Management

    Listen when people suggest things


  7. "Sale consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment. I do enjoy the job.

    Cons

    The salary is a bit low.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "35 Years of Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wildomar, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wildomar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for, good pay and benefits , 401K matches,

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs over the past 15 years, all production moved overseas , all warehousing gone to 3rd parties companies. Only Sales still here.

    Advice to Management

    I just hope what been done works.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It's not what it used to be..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sony full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package, some departments are joined and a pleasure to work in.

    Cons

    Poor management; everyone for themselves environment; den of snakes type atmosphere; although there is a Ethics hotline, many employees are left unprotected and often retaliated against when they speak up.

    Advice to Management

    New management is needed, starting at the top, until most managers are replaced.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It is ok job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there is no con. they will use you and disposed

    Cons

    pay very little. does not cover housing

    Advice to Management

    Do not want to hire


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