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    Former Employee - Community Manager  in  Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I worked at Sony Online Entertainment as a contractor for less than a year


    Good work hours.
    Reasonable connection with community.


    Couldn't stay for longer. Minor disagreement with higher-ups.

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Sony Online Entertainment Interviews

Updated Aug 30, 2014
Updated Aug 30, 2014

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Interview Difficulty




    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sony Online Entertainment in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with the team lead, who is now a Director, plus two team members. Each interview was 30 minutes long. After the interviews, there was a programming test. The test was quite comprehensive, and designed to not be finished in the hour allotted. Part of the thinking on this test is to see which candidates will page through the test and answer the easy questions first.

    Two of the interviewers asked a number of questions about payment processing systems, which I had not had much experience with at the time. The technical questions mostly referred to design, though there were a handful of C++ coding questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Several interviewers asked questions about my gaming interests, which makes sense for SOE. I did play one SOE game for a while, but gaming hasn't really been my thing since college (on Apple ][, no less)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    An offer was made, and it was clearly indicated no negotiation would be accepted.
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Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $50 to $100 million (AUD) per year

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