Sony Interactive Entertainment Employee Reviews

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nice work place
Corporate Security Officer G4S (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 9, 2018
amazing place to work i really enjoyed my time here as an officer. I would recommend people to work for this company and if possibvle move up in rank and retire
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Great Place To Work
IT Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Bend, ORMarch 30, 2018
Working at SIE was a great opportunity for me. I was able to learn a lot more about the corporate structure and learned a lot more about enterprise level IT.
Pros
Able to work with people making a video game
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4.0
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fun place to work
Visual Merchandising Manager (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAMarch 15, 2018
Gaming company so the culture reflects that.
good work life balance, even though some days are long and exhausting but its like that anywhere when it gets busy. Work hard, play hard.
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3.0
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No place for advancement
Sr. System Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 7, 2018
few years ago when I started, the company had a lot of room to grow individuals careers. However, in the last 4 years management has changed and the new managers brought "their own people". Since then, it is very difficult to advance. You can move between positions but in parallel not up (in most cases).
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Under appreciated
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4.0
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Fun Place
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAFebruary 28, 2018
This office and company is great enough that I am, in all seriousness, almost superstitious about posting about how great it is.

Things just seem to be done so *rationally* here, and *reasonably* too. Workplace politics that I have come to deal with at other places are relatively nonexistent. Even the IT is well-thought-out *and* executed.

The management is doing a fine job of keeping a company both focused and flexible. The flexibility can also make work a bit difficult, in that other groups can change personnel and teams without that knowledge propagating easily.

The most enjoyable part of the job is working with people who are universally interested in learning and applying knowledge to an overall task that's pretty hard to argue with - getting people good jobs.
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Productive environment dedicated to well-being of Employees
LEGAL ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAFebruary 7, 2018
A great place to work. My management was great (hands off but always available for questions). They invest in the mental well-being of employees and have fun events weekly for launches.
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Engineering management is way too bad, too much politics
client engineer (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 24, 2017
Its a hardware company with a long established culture and its a Japanese. Very little transparency, lots of politics and very hierarchical. Very hard to achieve anything, no clear responsibilities, clear fails announced as wins, nobody says truth, very few people want (in management) want to hear truth.
Pros
Work-life balance is good
Cons
Growth opportunities are very limited
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3.0
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Most departments are good
Sound Design and Dialog Manager (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAOctober 9, 2017
My manager was terrible and there was no room for advancement.
Some teams are wonderful. Most folks are passionate and good to work with. Hit or miss on management strengths.
Pros
Discounts on Sony hardware/software
Cons
Game business demands cycles of extreme overtime
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4.0
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Fun place to work with a lot of good benefits
R&D Peripheral Product Manager (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJuly 8, 2017
Ideal placement of work for someone that is into gaming and consumer products and market.
Very competitive & challenging place to work , especially in R&D group.with emphasis on product development and quick to apply ideas/concepts into Mass production .
Pros
Flexible work hours and work from home
Cons
long hours
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A great place to work, if you're driven to grow/perform.
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJune 14, 2017
Overall the best part of the company are the people who you work with/around. There are a lot of individuals with a wide range of interests, backgrounds, and experiences, all willing to share that knowledge with those willing to ask.

The largest challenge tends to be in the channels of communication between the various groups, because there are so many people doing so many things, it sometimes becomes difficult to maintain active channels, as the workload of some teams is vastly larger than others.

When you have this many driven people together in a single place, it's not uncommon to see people who are at their paid time off "cap", simply because work still needs to get done, and they may feel there is no one else to take on the 'lion's share' of it.

Up to the point of my leaving the company as part of the reorg/rebranding to SIE, the Executive and Sr. Management team had taken a visible interest in these imbalances and were making efforts to promote a more balanced work/life approach. However, the nature of the industry, the corporate culture at the time, and the (often intense) personalities of the employees, means things will likely be slow to change, if for no other reason than the drive to excel!
Pros
On-site cafe, gym, game areas, events, great co-workers
Cons
an "always on" environment
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5.0
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Great place to work
Senior Systems Engineer (Data Warehouse) (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 9, 2017
High demand and high skill driven company. I would recommend any systems engineers to come and work for SIE, LLC. Perks are great with lots of company sponsored events for employees and family to participate on
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4.0
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Greatness Awaits
Retail Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAMay 5, 2017
SIEA hosts a great environment to work based on your team/department. I was able to learn a lot of skills that promote cross-functional team building, relationship building, and project management.

The culture is friendly and everyone is pretty pleasant to work with.

The most challenging part of working at SIEA is the communication between teams, as information flow is sometimes not as fluid as it should be, which ultimately affect project timelines.

Depending on your manager, communication with your team may be good or bad.

The most enjoyable part of working is the friendships you build over time.
Pros
Nice Campus, Gym, Gaming Areas
Cons
Information flow
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Fun
Administrator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 12, 2017
SIE is a fun place to work at but be ready for mass layoffs which happens yearly to bi-yearly. Gym access and free workout classes if you pay the tech center $10 for a gym badge.
Pros
Free coffee, soda, flexible work hours
Cons
Mass lay offs
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3.0
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decent place
Problem and Incident Management Team Lead (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 14, 2016
submitting required survey for this job, I am not sure why indeed is making me do this before my account is fully set up. Maybe once I get some more seat time with the app I'll edit this to be legit.
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Great product and people with fun environment, needs new management
Manager (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJune 7, 2016
New senior management does not function properly. They have made mistakes over the past few years and can't seem to get a grasp on what works vs. what doesn't work. They are laying people off even though consumers are buying product. Lack of direction and lack of structure makes it frustrating to work at PlayStation. However the people are passionate and many do work very hard. The culture is fun.
Pros
Work/life balance, fun environment, free games and perks
Cons
Senior management does not always make the best decisions
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