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Updated 15 May 2018
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Pros
  • And the work-life balance seems very healthy overall, with a few exceptions (in 54 reviews)

  • A good mixture of corporate and relax work environment (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is a struggle (in 19 reviews)

  • senior management is incentivized to prioritize department performance over overall business performance (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "game developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Pune City
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Pune City
    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.


  2. "Don't be attracted by the name of the company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Less number of people, work is fun, not much pressure. Good for gamers or people who are ready to compromise ambition with leisure in their career.
    Few really good chaps work in there and its good to converse with them.

    Cons

    Do not expect anything in terms of growth if you are on a contract. Its peanuts.
    Process is not transparent. Feels like you are being mugged for your contribution tothe projects.
    Projects are scarce and learning is literally zero.
    The workplace does not contain the appeal and feel of a game testing lab and has more strict corporate feel to it.
    Canteen food is a real disappointment.
    Contracted employees are not made to be felt as a part of Sony, they are not involved in team outings.
    Ratio of contracted employee to permanent employee is 1:15
    Dependent on other playstaion regional offices to get a project.
    No direct client interaction. You interact with a QA of other region who interacts with the developer, which results in non-transparent process and zero learning.
    Logistics are outdated and slow.
    Zero female employee, all males.
    The management does not take this department seriously and consider it just a time pass job.

    Advice to Management

    Make the work place more exciting by changing the decoration to make everyone cheered up.
    Work should be more rewarding by converting the contracted employees into permanent depending on the performance rather than experience, hence gaining loyalty of good employees.
    Canteen food should be free.
    Nothing much can be done about the projects since the team dependent on other regions, this should be escalated and projects should be directly acquired from indie developers so the team can grow.
    Invest more in equipments and logistics.
    Have a better gender ratio.

  3. "QA - Program Manager having 10+ Years of Experience in ETL/BI QA,Automation QA uing Toad and selenium"

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    Current Employee - QA - Program Manager in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - QA - Program Manager in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. One of the best company to work.
    2.management is really good and listen all the words.

    Cons

    1.If We loss one project then it is too dfficult to survive as the project count is really less.


  4. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, good technology refresh

    Cons

    less compensation, change in management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Brand Weak Leaders"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People in rank and file are great. Brand is amazing . Good work life balance

    Cons

    Sr management and leaders are weak. Political appointments.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who move the needle,


  6. "Can be great if you are in the right spot."

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the fun and challenge that comes with working on Sony entertainment products.

    Cons

    Ego-intoxication. Those few immature (regardless of age) managers in Japan, US and UK who skillfully undermine the company in service of their personal ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Some weeding is needed across middle management in the company to ensure it is able to successfully act in its own best interest.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people and social, excellent events

    Cons

    Lack of women in senior management roles

  8. "Sony Playstation San Diego"

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    Former Employee - Animator in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Animator in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location: San Diego.
     A good mixture of corporate and relax work environment.
    Everyone is friendly.
    Cool work.
    Every now and then, we get movie stars to show up.
    Fun regular events.

    Cons

    Hard to get a permanent job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me! :)


  9. "Contracted to Sony Interactive Entertainment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria and cool architecture.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  10. "Great brand to work for, poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    - Relaxed environment
    - Nice offices, Central location (if you like Central London)
    - Informal dress code

    Cons

    - Lack of opportunity to grow
    - Management is very much a 'boys club', with perks or benefits only going to select few usually male employees
    - Salary is significantly lower than market value
    - Management concerned with cutting budgets, rather than spending it on their team development, morale and salaries

    Advice to Management

    Reinvest in your employees, value good members of staff and reward them. Otherwise good people will leave and PlayStation won't grow.


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