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Updated Jul 16, 2019

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PlayStation CEO John Kodera
John Kodera
64 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 21 reviews)

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  1. "software developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at PlayStation

    Pros

    free coffee, lots of free time.

    Cons

    bad management, no direction, everything else is good

    Advice to Management

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    PlayStation2016-05-19
  2. "Excellent Experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at PlayStation

      Pros

      Strong team environment. Strong entrepreneurial culture.

      Cons

      Business subject to greater market conditions.

      Advice to Management

      Keep building, keep thinking out loud.

      PlayStation2013-11-09
    • "Great Company, Flat Org"

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      Current Employee - Manager 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at PlayStation full-time

      Pros

      Great company, perks, fun and creative environment, decent pay, fantastic bonuses

      Cons

      advancement to senior level roles difficult

      PlayStation2019-07-04
    • "Great Brand. Worst Compensation and Managers"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great Brand recognized all over the world. Former CEO ( John Kodera) was a very nice and open person. Cool discounts on PlayStation and SONY products.

      Cons

      Depends on departments, but if someone ends up in a department where managers and majority of the workforce are in another country then US counterparts are seen with disdain and with open racism. No matter how talented you are, your contribution will never be credited as foreign and openly racist managers hate you. Career path is non existent and managers want to stick to old tech/tools/designs as much as possible....

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      Advice to Management

      Close your shop at SF Bay Area. You don’t need engineers and you won’t get anybody good with the twin evils of having management chain in different country and compensation rate just a little above McD’s minimal wage.

      PlayStation2019-07-17
    • "Very successful company, very silod"

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        Current Employee - Senior Development Manager 

        I have been working at PlayStation full-time

        Pros

        Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow, treat employees well, fun culture with good people

        Cons

        Silod organizations that lack good communication, benefits could be better when compared to other companies in the bay area

        PlayStation2019-07-02
      • "Great company to work for"

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        Former Employee - Applications Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Amazing place, great benefits, PS discounts.

        Cons

        Discounts on Sony electronics not that great.

        PlayStation2019-06-26
      • "Cheap games but you pay for it in other ways"

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        Former Employee - Senior Manager Commerce Operations in San Diego, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Cheap games, Fantastic relocation package, good pay, great benefits

        Cons

        Leadership, work hours are unrealistic, expectations are not communicated well, the clique from Intuit is well known and highly resented, no work-life balance, working from home is taboo

        Advice to Management

        Trust your people, listen to them when they say things are not realistic. understand that people have families and war rooms every night for months really impact life. The fact you had so many people go to the hospital during the AWS migration should tell you that management doesn't listen and doesn't care. Shocked there isn't a class action suit yet

        PlayStation2019-07-12
      • "Great people, fun place to work but they dont appreciate or retain good people."

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        Current Employee - Telecom Analyst 
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Its a fun environment. People are great to work with.

        Cons

        The way they treat good employees. They are not competitive with salaries and benefits. They dont make an effort to keep good employees. Best options is to leave and come back to get the raise you want.

        PlayStation2019-07-02
      • Helpful (3)

        "Nice People"

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        Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great people, some know their stuff although losing top talent to higher paying companies with more perks

        Cons

        Ridiculously secretive, hard to move up, low pay, no stock unless you are high up or Japanese

        Advice to Management

        How about giving some of the record profits to the guys in the trenches?

        PlayStation2019-06-26
      • Helpful (1)

        "Highly hierarchical company structure but also highly rewarding job"

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        Former Employee - Project Manager in Tokyo
        Doesn't Recommend
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great sense of achievement when games go out onto the shelves (physical or digital), great people, sufficient benefit

        Cons

        Long work hours, underlay - start off better than average but salaries hardly change, highly hierarchical, unbalanced workload and responsibilities- hard working people work harder and slack people work continue to slack

        Advice to Management

        Have someone with real experiences actually relevant to the department he’s leading

        PlayStation2019-06-15
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