After having above average performance review as a manager, they laid me off, as well as another logistics manager that started at the same time, and our General Manager - all due to "a poor economy". It was really pathetic. They apologized and tried to be as nice as they could, but it was simply just pathetic, as they were just gutting the higher salaries regardless of dedication, loyalty, hard work, and performance! Turned out to be the best thing for my future, as i have gone on to have an incredible career and am now worth 7-figures many times over. However, looking back on that time, Sony was a somewhat miserable place to work.