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PlayStation Foster City, CA (US) Reviews

  • Helpful (2)

    "An amazing place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PlayStation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High end of technology.
    You are in the business of giving people fun experiences.
    Culture.
    People. It sounds cliché, but it's true.
    A desire to deliver on the tag lines.
    People with passion.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot.
    Compensation and benefits not best.
    At least in my position, organizational weight sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your core. You are so very good at it.

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PlayStation Foster City, CA (US) Salaries

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PlayStation Foster City, CA (US) Interviews

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PlayStation (Foster City, CA (US)) in November 2019.

    Interview

    Intro call with the hiring manager, then I connected with HR and I was scheduled for an onsite interview.

    During the onsite I went for a round of 1:1 and another session with the whole remote team.

    Mind that the role required managing a role of remote analysts based overseas. This was stressed as a major requirement and most of the questions were around this specific aspect of the role. Strangely enough, the manager I would be reporting to would be sitting in the same office as the potential direct reports. Clearly they've missed the memo on how to properly set up a global organization - build a skip level structure remotely is not necessarily the best thing, especially when you're going through a globalization process as PSX was going through at the time.

    Throughout the interview process, they only connected with me over the phone (phone audio quality is not great but whatever), never used a video conference device even if they had the chance to use one, so essentially I was interviewed by a team of people I had never seen and I should have managed at some point. I wasn't even sure I was talking to all of them as someone kept silent most of the time.

    Essentially I had my camera on the whole time, and they never made the slightest effort to use the computer audio or turn their camera on, at least to make sure I could get a sense of whom I was talking to, since it was multiple people on the other side.

    It seems pretty obvious that if you need to work remotely you need to take full advantage of remote working tools (some companies enforce always video to at least make sure people can visually connect) but apparently they same rule doesn't apply to interviewing candidates...

    The HR person who should have greeted me didn't show up also, and if it wasn't for me proactively signing digitally their NDA which I did they day before the interview, I would have gone through without it, since nobody asked.

    Again, it was sloppy and unprofessional. I guess they'll need to significantly step up their game if they want to recruit in the bay. For the part around managing a remote team however, I felt like I've dodged a bullet.

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