PlayStation Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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3.5
70%
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56%
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PlayStation President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
26 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 24 reviews)

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

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  2. Helpful (4)

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

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Great place to work but not a great deal of opportunity to progress"

    4.0
     

    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

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  4. "Challenging & Frustrating"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  5. "The best place I’ve ever worked."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Operations Administrator in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am so fortunate to work at a place where the employees are so highly valued. I don’t even know where to start- the work is fun, engaging and challenging. Leadership treats us with respect, and the benefits are unbelievable. The company culture makes me feel right at home.

    Cons

    Nothing. I can not think of a single thing I don’t like about working at PlayStation.

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  6. "."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good food at the canteen

    Cons

    Tribalism and pay below market level

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  7. "suerb"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Suppoer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good atmosphere, nice people, helpful, professional

    Cons

    very busy environment, some senior staff didnt speak to L1 workers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place I've Worked to Date"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sony Interactive Entertainment evolves and changes to improve not only innovations to become more profitable but I really feel like they care about their employees. They continue to improve processes and policies if they aren't successful. Fantastic benefits package Emphasis on work/life balance Great coworkers - lots to learn from others There is a sense of community to solving problems (lots of support from others) Wonderful company goals that are actually strived for

    Cons

    At least in my department, meaningful self improvement training budget has been cut which is a bummer. As in many places, opportunities for advancement are limited but there is a balance to be met here between becoming too management heavy but I think SIE does a fair job of figuring that out. I really respect the executive team and believe they have a good vision for the company, however there are some middle managers that tend to play politics instead of focusing on improvements.

  9. "Great and fun culture"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and games. Work life balance

    Cons

    Run by Sony Japan. US teams have no say.

  10. "Lots of reorg"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Business Planning Manager in Foster City, CA

    I worked at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Game deals and launches, swag

    Cons

    Management reorg and reporting to Japan

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