Sony Online Entertainment
2.4 of 5 74 reviews
www.sonyonline.com San Diego, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Terrible products, Terrible company

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsSome of the people are nice. Not too much overtime. Decent bonuses.

ConsNo career advancement or salary raises unless you are part of the in-crowd. Very cliquey, high school environment. Stale, irrelevant products. Low salaries. Absolutely no future to move up or work on anything different/more challenging.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhy do you think so many employees are jumping ship get it together, people. Management is constantly changing and company policies seem to change depending on who is in charge that week.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun job, frustrating management.

Game Designer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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


Pros: As a gamer, working on an MMO is a ton of fun. Almost everyone on the… Cons: Rotating cycle of bad management--except at the very top, Smedley never rotated. Teams are consistently under pressure to change things and produce content based upon… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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The EQ2 team is great to work with

EverQuest II Game QA (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Sony Online Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Fun atmosphere Great people Quality games The contract company they use offers great… Cons: Better planning could lead to less OT Some money issues causing cuts… Advice to Senior Management: Better planning and time gained from pushing back deadlines should… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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