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Updated Jul 31, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    free beverages - that's it

    Cons

    Senior management sucks, they don't know the engineers but they have the power to decide who gets promoted usually who have connections.

    Sony2017-08-06
  2. "Layoffs for America, but this won't help the company."

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    Staff Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony

    Pros

    When the company is doing well, it is a great place to work. There are great benefits, great people, and challenging work.

    Cons

    Company is in a downward spiral and I would not recommend working there now. Senior Management always announces how to improve, but never has a plan to improve.

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    Sony2010-01-02
  3. "Maybe a gamble"

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    Products in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony

    Pros

    Pleasent environment, nice people and very committed. Dynamic industry with lots of opportunity. Company has made some exciting products which have been top sellers.

    Cons

    Not sure about long term commitment to RTP site. Sony Ericsson is a Swedish and Japanese company with the focus in Sweden and Japan. Company needs to be more agile to keep ahead of the market changes, not sure if internal processes are up to this. Clearly senior management have been a sleep at the wheel for the past two years

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    Sony2008-10-25
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible and soul-destroying from start to finish - AVOID!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Weybridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pension scheme, staff discounts and some other random perks (partly subsidised canteen, etc.) that don't even begin to make up for the mental destruction you will endure whilst working here. AVOID!

    Cons

    - Salaries and benefit packages are not competitive especially given commute costs (from London or other). - You're stuck in the middle of nowhere so your lunch break recreation/food options are limited. - Misleading job descriptions means you may end up in the wrong role. - Destructive and bullying senior management that encourages a toxic backstabbing culture within the team, and often ridicule employees in public. - Favouritism for Japanese employees. - Backwards culture that rewards loyalty over ability. - Management by fear. - Outside (non-Sony) experience is not valued. - Backwards culture that isolates women. In an office of 400 employees, not a single female in a leadership position - in this day and age! - Misleading bonus structure proposed by line manager with the knowledge that targets are completely unachievable and out of your influence. - Overtime is demanded by managers, but withholding the key fact that overtime can be claimed back. Why do you hide this benefit from your team? - Certain incompetent employees are protected by senior management so they stick around for years despite all stakeholders (including HR) being aware of their deficiencies. - No empowerment at all, no decision making-power even for positions that require 10+ years of experience. Complete micro-management. - HR try to be supportive but their hands are tied by strict archaic culture that protects the wrong people. - Working from home is not allowed except for extreme circumstances (snow, etc.). Again, in this day and age! - Destructive culture that highlights mistakes/areas of development but offers zero support or solutions. The worst part was the lack of team spirit, encouraged by managers. Constant bullying, backstabbing and being thrown under the bus. Not a nice place to work at all.

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    Sony2019-07-31
  5. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Great team Lots of opportunity to manage and develop supplier relationships

    Cons

    Poor senior management team Inability to make business decisions based on insight No location flexibility

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    Sony2019-04-04
  6. "OK ish"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sony full-time

    Pros

    Great brand Great products Some exciting travel.

    Cons

    Aggressive Senior Management A bit 'Corporate' Slow to get things done

    Sony2019-02-22
  7. "Sony Australia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sony full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great R&D and technology, Quality build of products.

    Cons

    Operationally inefficient. Dated mentality of senior management. Slow

    Sony2018-08-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management and bullying"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Weybridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sony for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice office, decent lighting and temperature. There were some nice people in other departments that made it bearable to work there.

    Cons

    I've been working for quite a long time now. I have never seen such clever manipulation and bullying by management. There was an atmosphere of fear there, and when someone did report the reality to senior management, it wasn't dealt with properly, they supported the Manager and the employee suffered so much distress they left without notice. Contractors (like me) in particular were treated in an abhorrent manner. In addition, the expectation to work overtime was unrealistic. Not everyone wants to work 50 hours per week, month end or not. It was grossly unfair to treat people in this manner.

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    Sony2017-04-20
  9. "Loved working at SEMC"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sony full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic working environment Medical insurance Good pension Free phones and bills paid Lots of opportunities for promotion Travel opportunities Directors not afraid to can projects if they delivered too late Good salary Best of all I worked with some fantastic people and 8 years after being made redundant still in touch and we still speak positively of our time in SEMC

    Cons

    A lot of cloak and dagger stuff from senior management but SEMC are no different from other companies in that respect. Lost a lot of knowledge and talent when they closed down all UK operations in 2009

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    Sony2017-01-28
  10. "Opportunity working in Global environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Although this is a Japanese company, you do not feel it is Japanese. Really a global environment accepting diversities and lots of chances to work in different locations including Tokyo.

    Cons

    The Retirement Program recently implemented to reduce senior management roles over certain age is indeed working negatively to sustain motivations of people in the company.

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    Sony2016-04-18
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