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(based on 30 Sony Music Review Ratings)

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Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.5
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.2
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"I worked at Gracenote for about four months. I had great experience because my supervisor and co-workers are great! They are willing to share their knowledge and provided me the opportunity to learn. I've been assigned the right amount of assignments and responsibilities. Definitely a great workplace. Will like to get back if given a chance. Talk about things other than work itself: the office location is perfect. Good commute, great view. Start-up like atmosphere, energetic employees."
Posted 9 years ago in Emeryville, CA
VP of Operations

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"I liked the product and project work, the use of technology and the opportunities to create something unique and captivating. The wide range of products/projects was also a big plus. There were some excellent people in the company. The production values, time, care and attention spent on promotion and packaging were fantastic."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Understand the business of licensing music; research all facets of production music and the delivery of digital content. Be confident, happy and open, and don't wear a suit!"

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"A somewhat bureaucratic approach to product development and launch once Sony had acquired the company. A slight lack of inter-company collaboration and a lack of leadership/direction, very little framework established for (some) staff to understand what's expected. A little bit of 'over-meeting', but also relying too much on email."

Account Manager

"Creative place to work."

Associate Director

"Great place to work."

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"Travel & music business."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have a strong finance background."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"Leaving."

Director of Operations

"A place thats fun to work for!"

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"Staff is fun to work with!"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself, and answer all questions honestly!"

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"No job security."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You made a lot of mistakes letting the true professional, and loyal employees go!"

Senior Technical Engineer

"Sony Studios was a great place to work because of all the different fields of expertise occurring under one roof."

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"I enjoyed knowing not every day would be the same as the previous. I had the opportunity to learn skills from some of the best engineers and technicians in the music business."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Unfortunately, Sony Studios is all but closed."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"Sony Studios was a facility mired in politics."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I feel that management of Sony Studios was out of touch with its employees."

Contractor

"A great opportunity for a young person interested in the industry."

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"I liked working for a well known company that has an established work system and work flow such as Sony."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Honesty is my rule of thumb."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"My interests are more geared toward engineering, creativity, and geometry. This position suits anyone with business expertise."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Time management, more team input as opposed to individual work distribution, improvement in procedures, and training."

Freelance Senior Producer

"A great company that does great work."

Marketing Intern

"Internship at record label was fun."

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"I was provided with valuable marketing experience."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"Some of the duties were boring (making coffee, filing, copying, etc.)."

National Promotions Manager

"Great company!"

Latin Vendor Inventory Analyst

"Viva la Musica Latina."

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"Latin Music, travel, fast paced results oriented sales, working with merchants and working on deals."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"They closed my office."

VP of Major Accounts

"It was fun while it lasted."

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"I liked the management style of BMG. It was a group effort. Sony's management style was to lead with an iron fist; do as you are told."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Realize that you are going into a declining industry that has NO growth potential. From the day you start, the clock is ticking against you."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"The merger killed both companies. Two opposite management styles and structures. Think of it as oil and water mixed with gas and fire. Destructive."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Enjoy your time. Once you are let go, good luck finding work outside of the music industry."

Senior Engineer

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"The experience."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"They are no longer in New York."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"Job security."

Sony Music Employee

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"Nothing."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Yeah! don't waste a year of your life just to get nothing."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"The people are without face, the atmosphere is not good, nice, team oriented. It's very much like a prison. and all the nice people just left or got fired."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give people training, opportunity to grow, insight into what is happening with interns and up. Make a family, just feels like you got idiots that got nothing to do with music working for you on music and new talent. No wonder the music reflects the plastic behind it...change the plastic. IT STARTS WITH THE PEOPLE. I remember no one taught me how to work the phones and this guy he just fired me, the other time someone on a bigger level just called and made fun of me on his speaker phone and asked me impossible questions and again fired me out of fun and his ego. After someone else called and apologized but it was too late when you feel stepped on and molested. Oh and the HR lady too, but anyway, I am so glad I got a chance after a few years to talk about it, to tell it to you, cuz I had some of the worst experiences of my life there. It was torture. I was so angry, the system just took me for free or some pay later for a year and just abused me and spit me out, and no one even cared to ask me what I thought."

Production Manager

"It was a good experience, I needed to grow more as a professional."

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"The environment, my co-workers"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a good experience, go for it!"

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"Unprofessionalism, inefficiency"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Changing structure of operations."

Sony Music Employee

"Excellent"

What do you like about working at Sony Music?

"What I liked about working for Sony was the people. I had no problem getting help from people in the department and outside the department. Sony hires really good hard working people. The tasks were very interesting and I learned a lot during my employment at Sony BMG. I would love to work for them again."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself."

What don't you like about working at Sony Music?

"I couldn't find a permanent job working for Sony after my contract ended. I was a contractor for a contracted division."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None. Management was very in tuned with making sure the work was done but they gave you the freedom to work at your own pave with deadlines. Management was awesome!!"

Sony Music Reviews FAQs

Is Sony Music a good company to work for?

Sony Music has an overall rating of 4.0 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 30 Sony Music Review Ratings left anonymously by Sony Music employees, which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 97% of employees would recommend working at Sony Music.

Does Sony Music pay their employees well?

Sony Music employees earn $51,000 annually on average, or $25 per hour, which is 23% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 9 Sony Music employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Sony Music Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Sony Music?

97% of employees would recommend working at Sony Music with the overall rating of 4.0 out of 5. Employees also rated Sony Music 4.0 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.8 for Rewards You Receive, 3.7 for Growth Opportunities and 4.1 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Sony Music?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Sony Music is a Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at $261,000 annually. Browse Sony Music Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Sony Music?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Sony Music is a Assistant to the President at $16,000 annually. Browse Sony Music Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Sony Music?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Sony Music to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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