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PlayStation CEO John Kodera
John Kodera
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  • "Work/life balance is a struggle(in 20 reviews)

  • "senior management is incentivized to prioritize department performance over overall business performance(in 26 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 2 years

    Pros

    Fun, excitefull, experience, challenged, happy.

    Cons

    Spending to much time instead of my homework.

    Advice to Management

    Think like a child.

  2. "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

    • "Challenging & Frustrating"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves 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.

    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Technology, Gaming Industry, Attractive pay, and bonus, decent perks

      Cons

      Not yet a technology leader

    • "Overall Good Experience"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Overall Good Experience in working there. Work on a lot of cutting edge technologies. Very fast paced

      Cons

      Because of the fast pace, there is a struggle with a work life balance. The business puts very aggressive time schedules in place.

    • "PlayStation Knowledge"

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      Current Employee - Designer in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great gaming environment to work within.

      Cons

      Progression is very slow within the business.

      Advice to Management

      Recognise people more, you will lose a lot more talent if you do not start appreciating these people and paying them accordingly.

    • "GREAT!"

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      Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Mateo, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Happy, happy people! Great benefits and salary.

      Cons

      Company is still "young" and needs more structure. That will come in time, I'm sure.

      Advice to Management

      Embrace change.

    • "Best place to play (work) in Madison!!!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at PlayStation

        Pros

        - Great pay and benefits! - Tons of holidays - Management is a joy to work for - People, people, people!! The team is great, full of smart dedicated people! - Good discounts on Sony things! - The PlayStation is booming!! - Occasional travel to San Diego and San Francisco. Seriously, if you want to have fun doing what you do, what could be more fun than PlayStation, especially in Madison? There are only a handful of companies...

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        Cons

        - It is a large corporation still, so there are the occasional annoyances that way. But the Madison office is small and mostly insulated from them

        Advice to Management

        Keep being awesome :)

      • "Great place to hone skills"

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          Former Employee - PR Manager 

          I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Fun dynamic environment, great gateway to industry

          Cons

          Long hours, drought in between product launches

        • "Good fair employer albeit bureaucratic"

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          Former Employee - Lead Environment Artist in Liverpool, England
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 9 years

          Pros

          Great benefits like a decent pension scheme, profit share and top health insurance. They offer plenty of clear career paths and courses and resources to improve.

          Cons

          Being such a large company they tend to be quite bureaucratic. Getting ideas pushed forward can take forever. Trying to move between the different studios is very tedious.

          Advice to Management

          Put more emphasis on sharing tools, technology and staff between studios.

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