PlayStation Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 27 Nov 2020

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company with a little too much management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Programmer in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at PlayStation

    Pros

    - Incredible people (intelligent and creative) to work with - Amazing work/life balance. The occasional worked weekend is sometimes given back in lieue (worked two weekends in 5 years - one was returned). - Generally cool with semi flexible hours. 8:30-5, 9:30-6 or anything in between.

    Cons

    - Some of the projects have a lot of management, and its not really obvious what all of them do. - Legal is a joke. They do not actively know what the requirements are for a lot of games, but tend to simply require the harshest restrictions possible. Advice: Never suggest anything to legal. Get them to return specific requirements.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Long Hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quite a few perks: free PS5, subscriptions

    Cons

    Long and unsociable hours. They keep talking about work life balance and respecting time zones - then send a meeting invite for 19:00!


  3. "Interesting data + applications of data"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Data Scientist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    * Good work/life balance * Good people

    Cons

    * Departments tend to be siloed, with collaboration challenging.

  4. "Great brand and nice environment"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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    - Outdated management style - too hierarchical - Very few opportunities for progression and growth

  5. "Friendly, postive working atmosphere but needs to improve flexible working"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, motivated teams and cool brand to work for.

    Cons

    Inconsistent flexible working policies. Do not value work life balance for working mothers (ie only certain people allowed to work a day from home and not others).

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  6. "Perfect contract ground."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contractor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PlayStation for more than a year

    Pros

    Playstation's great, they're at the forefront of their industry, they're cash-rich, they're well managed, offer a good work-life balance and are in a great location.

    Cons

    Not the greatest professional challenge of my life.

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  7. "Good working environment"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work with the smarter people in the video game industry - Good work/life balance - Flexible hours - Good relocation package

    Cons

    - Slow to take decisions sometimes - Management can be difficult to convince

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Entry-level treated badly"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Community in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Great canteen -Decent pay -Relaxed working environment

    Cons

    -Overuse of contractors with refusal to grant stable permanent positions with inferred benefits - Drink/sleep with the boss to get anywhere - it's a bit of an old boys club. - Expected to come into the office on Xmas day - Terrible work-life balance of hours between 8AM - 11PM for frontline contractors - Management are old-school and refuse to keep up with the times - Huge lack of communication between various areas of the business. - Complaints about sexual harassment are mostly ignored by HR/ Management until volume of complaints is too high

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  9. "SCEE Game Design"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Game Designer in Liverpool, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at PlayStation

    Pros

    Friendly and professional. Mostly experienced and knowledgeable staff. On the whole, far more positives than negatives. Still trying to get that elusive work/life balance right.

    Cons

    Still lots of hangovers from the Psygnosis days. Some reticence to change. Sony are generally reluctant to try something radical and new.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "sony"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Character Artist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at PlayStation full-time

    Pros

    taken care of well at studio

    Cons

    work life balance time off away

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