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Updated Oct 8, 2019

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PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan
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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 22 reviews)

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  1. "software developer"

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    I worked at PlayStation

    Pros

    free coffee, lots of free time.

    Cons

    bad management, no direction, everything else is good

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    PlayStation2016-05-19
  2. "Excellent Experience"

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    I worked at PlayStation

    Pros

    Strong team environment. Strong entrepreneurial culture.

    Cons

    Business subject to greater market conditions.

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    PlayStation2013-11-09
  3. Helpful (2)

    "No leadership, toxic culture, avoid RB location at all cost."

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    decent office space good facility including a cafe, gym and indoor garage

    Cons

    pay below market level performance/promotions measured by distance from leaders few capable line managers rampant office bullying no care of employees' life work balance

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    PlayStation2019-10-03
  4. "Fun people"

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    Current Employee - Lead Project Manager 

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    A fun place to work

    Cons

    Projects with a lot of hours

    PlayStation2019-09-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good on CV ,poor salaries,OK for juniors"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and nice people .Sony looks good on CV, OK company in order to gain experience for juniors but for 2-3 years max.

    Cons

    Poor management at all levels, poor pay.

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    PlayStation2019-09-28
  6. "Challenging yet fun"

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    Current Employee - PlayStation Senior Marketing Officer in Bangkok
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to market new gaming contents every month like Software releases.

    Cons

    Deadlines can seem very short.

    PlayStation2019-09-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "No progression routes"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    No room for progression Favourtism amongst management

    Cons

    No progression Low pay No individual recognition

    PlayStation2019-09-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic work environment, no career growth"

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    Former Employee - Operations in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Subsidized lunches Events, happy hours, game launches Discounts on games and apparel Gym

    Cons

    Bad communication regarding company reorg Everyone’s scared of layoffs High turnover due to delay in company org information Narcissistic leadership LOTS of gossip Poor communication between departments Some employees get away with bare minimum

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    PlayStation2019-10-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Way too much bureaucracy and process"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rancho Bernardo office is beautiful. Employee cafeteria is on the 10th floor with a view to the ocean. Level 6, the Sony gym, is 100% subsidized and right on top of the parking garage, it's beautiful. In general the engineers are good to work with. Will pay for some people to go to offsite training, but the paperwork to get approval is outrageous. Fantastic relocation package. Decent profit sharing. (annual bonus)

    Cons

    Management won't allow upgrades of the technology even when it would benefit the bottom line. Up until this year they used C++98, a 21 year old compiler. (They moved to C++11) Claims to move projects to JAVA or at least micro services but never actually starts those projects. Sony back end services moved to AWS but won't allow teams to use the AWS suites without major reviews by "architecture team." Claims to have a sandbox area for engineers to experiment in, but it's so locked down nothing actually can run there. Low level management has no clue how to run a team. Mid level management spends 110% of their time in meetings. Upper management puts out great "Dream of a new company" speeches but doesn't move the company fast enough. Playstation 5 will be the last set top box and then the companies profit line is going to tank as cloud competitors eat their lunch. Says they don't do stack level ranking but they do. Performance reviews have almost noting to do with actual work performed.

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    PlayStation2019-08-31
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bullying manager, venomous environment at RB location"

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

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

    Pros

    social committee activities, public facilities

    Cons

    always available requirement little career advancement

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    PlayStation2019-10-05
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