HR POLICIES AT SONY CORPORATION

SONY PROFILE
 Company

Name - Sony Corporation  Founded - May 7, 1946  Headquarters 1-7-1 Konan, Minatoku, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan  Chairman and CEO- Howard Stringer  President and Electronics CEORyoji Chubachi  Executive Deputy President Officer in charge of Consumer Products Group - Katsumi Ihara

Major Products  Audio Home audio, portable audio, etc.  VideoVideo cameras, digital still cameras, and DVD-Video players/recorders, and Digital-broadcasting receiving systems  Televisions LCD televisions, projection televisions, CRT-based televisions, etc.  Information and communications PC, printer system, broadcast and professional use audio/video/monitors and other professional-use equipment  SemiconductorsLCD, CCD and other semiconductors  Electronic componentsOptical pickups, batteries, audio/video/data recording media, and data recording systems

GOOD Work Environment
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are a number of employee programs and policies in place designed to make employees feel valued and appreciated which in turn, amount to happy and motivated employees.  They offer a stimulating, challenging and highly supportive work environment – with an outstanding reputation for exceptional quality and

Sony has a number of familyfriendly policies and programs in place to help achieve this.  generous vacation policy plus floater days, compassionate sick leave policy, paid leaves of absences, flexible work arrangements, Employee Assistance Program (covering a wide spectrum of issues), as well as health and wellness programs are all reflective of commitment to achieving employee work-life balance.

Work/Life Balance

State of the art technology and facilities technology tools to help employees excel in their jobs Employee Communications

Pre-product launch demonstrations are regularly hosted to give employees an "insider's" look at upcoming product developments. regular educational events , meetings, forums, knowledge sharing events Employee satisfaction is continuously monitored through employee surveys

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Dedicated to Diversity

encourage applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. In filling vacancies, choosing the best person for the job by measuring a candidate's ability to perform the essential duties of the position. Work assignments, transfers, promotions and compensation are all determined on the basis of merit without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, age, record of offence, marital or family status, sexual

Total Rewards at Sony
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performance-driven pay, a results driven bonus program, a comprehensive benefits program, professional development opportunities, and a work environment conducive to both professional and personal fulfillment  individual performance is assessed annually in order to fairly distribute raises and bonuses

Health & development

benefits program likeVision Care, Dental, Medical, Travel Insurance, Disability, Life Insurance, Alternative therapies and Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage. offer tuition reimbursement, coverage for professional association membership fees, ongoing training opportunities to address workspecific and professional development needs, and a mentorship program.