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Updated Nov 23, 2019

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3.3
61%
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PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
5 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 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

    Advice to Management

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building, keep thinking out loud.

    PlayStation2013-11-09
  3. "Fun environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Planning in Dubai

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

    Pros

    - bright minds -evolving environment - salary - bonus

    Cons

    none identified in this office (middle east)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going. Executives extremely accessible to young staff

    PlayStation2019-11-23
  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Engineers, developers, and other employees who love to work but also love to game. Nerds, but fun and cool nerds. Great benefits and job perks

    Cons

    Management can be frustrating at times but what company doesn't have this problem. Things typically get resolved

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to be technically educated. Nothing is more frustrating than managers who can't grasp fundamental concepts

    PlayStation2019-11-13
  5. "Great brand and nice environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Great brand - Nice offices - Interesting projects

    Cons

    - Outdated management style - too hierarchical - Very few opportunities for progression and growth

    PlayStation2019-11-19
  6. "It's Okay"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

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

    Pros

    Nice people, fun environment if you like nerdy things

    Cons

    People aren't motivated or very bright

    PlayStation2019-11-20
  7. "Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Advanced 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Good learning and development culture, good people

    Cons

    Communication between parts of the business is often hard

    PlayStation2019-11-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Formerly a good workplace, now going down hill."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts on the limited selection of first party games.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great when they're trying to compete and act like a tech company. Benefits are mediocre and don't compare to other companies in the area. Big distinction in work place benefits compared to their first party studios. No employee development or major support towards paying for education. Educational support is on the low end.

    Advice to Management

    Moral of the company is down because of the global restructuring and layoffs. You've let go of individuals who had value in the company, but Jim Ryan is the money man and doesn't understand their value. He only looks to try and cut costs that he doesn't really understand. There's chatter everywhere of people looking to leave. There's also talk coming from London of the type of person Jim Ryan is. This round of... layoffs is not uncommon under his reign and apparently will happen every 2 years if he continues to lead the company.

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    PlayStation2019-11-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Indie studios have more structure"

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    Former Employee - WWS QA Tester in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PlayStation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment. Some minor events to promote LGTBQA+ events.

    Cons

    Can be too relaxed. A lot of staff sit with social media up, or sit on their phones No progression - A lot of 2+ year staff with no promotion or raise in place. Paid at same level as new staff. Multiple teams with no say on who or what you work on. Erratic changes to staffing and assigned projects. Several staff have missed out on being credited in games due to changes near the end of a project, damaging their... CV and future. Base QA Staff are treated differently. Hired through recruitment agency Yoh! Base QA Staff are exempt from special offers to Sony staff, insurances, special events

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Yoh! and run everything through Sony for all staff, not just full time staff. Let regular part time staff be involved in all operations and offers Allow staff to apply for where they want to work in the company. Promote your staff!

    PlayStation2019-11-23
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Laying off staff just like that"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    You could get some free games.

    Cons

    They lay off people for their convenience with no warning signs at all no matter how hard and wholeheartedly you work. The heartless way they make you discreetly leave the building then and there is shameful and traumatic.

    PlayStation2019-11-21
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