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Sony PlayStation Reviews

Updated 17 August 2018
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Pros
  • "And the work-life balance seems very healthy overall, with a few exceptions" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Casual work environment , but not inappropriate behavior" (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "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. "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. "Great opportunities in every department"

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

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

    Pros

    A great culture and all around environment. Loved my managers.

    Cons

    Wish there were more remote days.


  4. "ASSOCIATE HELP DESK TECHNICIAN INTERN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team, amazing culture and environment.

    Cons

    Contractor offer afterwards not a full time position.


  5. "Ps4 games"

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    Current Employee - Game Tester in Vihāri (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Game Tester in Vihāri (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation part-time

    Pros

    You get to become a famous prson

    Cons

    There are no cons .


  6. "Great Place to work"

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

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are top notch

    Cons

    Not enough work or forward thinking


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excited to work every single day"

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    Current Employee - Associate Production Manager in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Production Manager in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with amazingly talented people who are world-class at their craft and still down to earth.

    Cons

    Some times it can be a drag to get things done due to too many processes

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring amazing people. Remove friction created unnecessary procedures

  8. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, office locations & benefits. Good progression, managers that listen, flexitime

    Cons

    None at the moment. Great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    This is a genuine positive review. I do not have any issues with management


  9. "Good Company with Work-Life Balance"

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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

    Pros

    Good Company
    Fun Workplace
    Business is Growing

    Cons

    Low Pay in Bay Area ,
    No RSU
    Managers are afraid to change status quo
    Hard to move up if you are not in core business


  10. "Family Forever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great place with friendly fun co-workers.
    - Room to grow professionally.
    - Family environment.
    - Great work life balance, if you want it.

    Cons

    - Low salary for industry and especially low for Silicon Valley.
    - Top talent gets poached by top 3 companies (FB, Google, Apple).
    - No attempt to retain top talent.
    - Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Company makes enough money, pay your employees what they're worth.


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