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Updated 12 November 2017
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  • Work/life balance is a struggle (in 17 reviews)

  • senior management is incentivized to prioritize department performance over overall business performance (in 25 reviews)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  2. "Challenging & Frustrating"

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

    I worked at Sony 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.


  3. "Contractor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Nice building and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Some departments are very cliquey


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  5. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, Great Benefits, Great Facilities, Smart People. This place rocks, I have worked for several big companies and a few not so big....this is right up thee with the best companies i have worked for..If you can get in and be a part of this place DO IT

    Cons

    None at this time still early

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  6. "game developer"

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    Current Employee - Game Developer in Pune City (India)
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Pune City (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a dream job.

    Cons

    no cons because its the best organization I know.

    Advice to Management

    you are doing a great job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Production Planning Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Planner in Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Production Planner in Foster City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, two-week paid leave during the holidays, fun co-workers

    Cons

    They need to promote from within.


  8. "Sr Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, lots of fun events and relatively good work life balance.

    Cons

    A bit antiquated in the systems and analysis conducted in certain departments and senior management seems content with the status quo.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "SCEA sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, free food and drinks, parties, my management is awesome (YMMV), opportunity to explore different things, some work from home, flexible hours, tons of paid time off.

    Cons

    Perks like holiday parties are declining, upper management cuts money on necessary small return items and spends liberally on unnecessary stuff; high turnover and onboarding of every single application anyone wants creates a lot of work and hemorrhages money, but they cut spending on office cleaning and other minor expenses. Merging of SCEA and SNEI has been appallingly inept and there has been little or no engagement of stakeholders for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Stop SCEA power grab and hoarding of PS brand. Keep the culture and gaming environment, logos, etc with PS in office. Engage employees with and don't remove the PlayStation gaming environment; it's a HUGE reason a lot of people work at SIE. Andrew House=disapprove, Kodera-san=APPROVE!! Senior management @SCEA=disapprove, @SNEI=approve


  10. "Good Place to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional environment
    Good management
    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Vision of the company is not very competitive

    Advice to Management

    Need more innovation


  11. "Nice perks but muddled career paths."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, fun to work in the heart of gaming.

    Cons

    Unclear career paths and structures, seemingly limited interest in fostering internal development.


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