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Updated 15 Jun 2019

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PlayStation CEO John Kodera
John Kodera
62 Ratings
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  • "Not very diverse or supportive of females in senior management positions(in 27 reviews)

  • "Because of the fast pace, there is a struggle with a work life balance(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "It would be fun to work with them and try out new games."

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    Current Employee - Beta Game Tester in Mornington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, excitefull, experience, challenged, happy.

    Cons

    Spending to much time instead of my homework.

    Advice to Management

    Think like a child.

    PlayStation2019-02-26
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Low $$ and toxic management not worth the Fun Culture and Great staff."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun Culture, Great People , MD who was passionate about the Brand. Social events and incentives + benefits great. Sales Team leadership was great.

    Cons

    Salary not competitive, OLD systems and technology, No direction from direct management, MD who lived and breathed the brand and cared about everyone was let go after launching the business 20+ years ago. Heartless. Collaboration between departments is not encouraged. Absolute boys club, no female managers. My manager would pile work on top of me even though i was struggling and concerns were laughed off.

    PlayStation2019-05-14
  3. "Great place to work but not a great deal of opportunity to progress"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at PlayStation

      Pros

      Great people, culture and generally a fun place to work

      Cons

      Not a lot of opportunity to progress and can end up pigeon holed in the industry. Generally systems and technology aren't at the level you would expect. Salaries and packages aren't at the level you would expect

      Advice to Management

      More attractive salaries and more opportunities to grow in the business would help retain staff

      PlayStation2014-11-09
    • "Challenging & Frustrating"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at PlayStation full-time

      Pros

      Amazing products, world renown brand, great culture, fantastic people, great office location, constantly changing landscape.

      Cons

      There is a real lack of real leadership with constant changes in direction and strategy. Senior management tends to micromanage and does not allow staff to make critical decisions. Everything was run by committee having to go through 3 or 4 people to get a decision made.

      Advice to Management

      Stop micro-managing people and empower them to make decisions that they are employed to make.

      PlayStation2014-09-17
    • "Highly hierarchical company structure but also highly rewarding job"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in Tokyo
      Doesn't Recommend
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great sense of achievement when games go out onto the shelves (physical or digital), great people, sufficient benefit

      Cons

      Long work hours, underlay - start off better than average but salaries hardly change, highly hierarchical, unbalanced workload and responsibilities- hard working people work harder and slack people work continue to slack

      Advice to Management

      Have someone with real experiences actually relevant to the department he’s leading

      PlayStation2019-06-15
    • "One of the best place with good work life balance"

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        Current Employee - QA Manager 

        I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        One of the best place with good work life balance

        Cons

        No Stock options, bonus depends on company performance

        PlayStation2019-05-29
      • "Play boy"

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        Current Employee - Playboy in Mumbai
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at PlayStation part-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Play boy job is joyfull job

        Cons

        Job is job only earn money in a play boy

        Advice to Management

        Only call

        PlayStation2019-05-25
      • "Great company"

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        Current Employee - PlayStation Representative 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Health and wellness benefits Work life balance

        Cons

        Schedules can changes rapidly sometimes with projects.

        Advice to Management

        Always keep an open line of communication

        PlayStation2019-05-21
      • Helpful (3)

        "Games are fun. Politics... not so much"

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        Former Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Very dedicated and talented people. Free Swag and nice benefits offered (although trying to take advantage of the educational offering is a joke). Pay was OK, PlayStation has very little raises, while SIE made a better effort. Getting promoted was a long drawn out never ending list of demands that never resulted in actual promotions, those are reserved for assassins and besties.

        Cons

        Politics, back stabbing and bullying. Management is interested in hiding the truth from leadership rather than being transparent. Managers devalue dedicated employees and promote the assassins and ass-kissers types. Good ole' boys club. Some leadership has brought in their cronies to create and maintain silo's resulting in unproductive turf wars.

        Advice to Management

        Encourage the hiring and promotion of the right kinds of people that will help create a more productive and transparent environment so you can make the best improvements for the long-term good. Get rid of your silos. Be honest about how you promote and hire and stop the nepotism if you want a team motivated by the good of the company. Give minorities an opportunity to bring value to your teams (often teams reflect...

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        PlayStation2019-05-28
      • "Customer support"

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        Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at PlayStation full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        It was OK but not great

        Cons

        Progression route was not good

        PlayStation2019-05-29
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