PlayStation Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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3.5
67%
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52%
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PlayStation President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
23 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 24 reviews)

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  1. "software developer"

    5.0
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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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  2. "Excellent Experience"

    5.0
     

    I worked at PlayStation

    Pros

    Strong team environment. Strong entrepreneurial culture.

    Cons

    Business subject to greater market conditions.

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  3. "Excellent"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Young vibrant crowd.

    Cons

    Promotion is slow. Talent is not well rewarded.

  4. "Good workplace for computer graphics engineers"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, flexible working style, famous product

    Cons

    Relatively low benefit in Tokyo by comparing to software engineer positions in other industry

  5. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice working environment and projects

    Cons

    Compensation could be aligned with the industry standards

  6. "Love it"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    free games, fun work environment

    Cons

    hard to move up in the company

  7. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So much fun and made many friends

    Cons

    Sitting in a chair. Short breaks

  8. "Not so good for those who want to do hands on"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can involve famous product

    Cons

    Core development is outsourced to the external company and big differences in salary between Sony and SIE.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Identity Crisis"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free games, swag, and other discounted PS related merch and devices.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay are sub par compared to other Bay Area tech companies. This makes PS talent pool subpar as well. Had to move out because it was a top heavy org, no upward mobility despite high performance.

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Nice place for a young person......but then move on."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PlayStation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free t-shirts and games. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Nepotism + favoritism + ageism + blind faith = dysfunction. After making record profits in 2018, Sony Interactive Entertainment (also known as PlayStation) laid off a bunch of talented hardworking people a year later. Do you really want to work for a company that acts like that ? I heard Facebook and Google are hiring…. Sony is just another stupid corporation, and it is top-heavy with executives and directors. Like any other corporation, they treat staff unfairly, as there is a culture of nepotism, favoritism, ageism, and blind faith. Many older employees have been pushed out since 2015. Problems fester for years because the overpaid execs are too lazy to actually care. I was at Sony for 10+ years and I saw many smart, experienced people lose their jobs. Sony has a history of dumping smart, talented people. Their constant use of temp staff is extremely unethical. Sony has improved a little over the years, but it still has the common corporate problems: age discrimination, negative and chaotic management, lack of direction, lack of planning; lack of work-life balance. SONY Interactive is a nice place to work when you are young and need experience. But it’s best to move on ASAP and get a job at Google, NVIDIA, Facebook, or Apple instead. Don’t bother waiting for a promotion, because for many people it will never come.….You’re better off jumping ship and going to some other company. Maybe in twenty years they will figure out how to grow up and be a smart company. All the free popcorn and t-shirts won’t make up for the bad karma Sony has earned. Even when they make huge profits, much of that money gets sucked back to Sony headquarters in Tokyo, so your raise and bonus is not as great as it should be.Sony is still suffering from bad decisions that were made back in 2006 by upper management. Directors don’t listen to staff, and they don’t take time to communicate to the staff. Petty and passive-agressive behavior is standard among upper management. Sony is still having growing pains.

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