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At a Glance


A high-profile brand that stands out on the résumés of job seekers

There is plenty of room for advancement at Sony, a corporation that employs more than 168,000 workers across the globe

Sony operates a wide range of divisions so there is plenty to interest a variety of job hunters


Poor financial results of late create uncertainty among employees who fear future layoffs

With such a large company, it is easy for employees to get lost in the shuffle, even when they do good work

The Bottom Line

Sony Corporation remains a top destination for job seekers hoping for careers in entertainment, electronics, computers, music or video-game design.

About Sony Corporation of America

Sony Corporation of America (SCA) is a wholly owned subsidiary and the US headquarters of Japan's mighty Sony Corporation. Based in New York, SCA is made up of a number of global businesses that also have headquarters in the US, including Sony Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications (electronics and mobile); Sony Pictures Entertainment (film and TV); Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing (music); Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sony Online Entertainment (games); Sony Network Entertainment and Sony DADC (digital services); and other businesses including Illinois-based Sony Biotechnology, which supplies flow cytometry analysis and sorting technology for life science research.


SCA operates electronics and mobile, film and television, music, games, digital services, and other businesses.

Geographic Reach

The company serves a range of markets in the US, Canada, and Latin America.

Financial Performance

The company is part of US region, which contributed 21% of parent company Sony Corporation's total revenues in fiscal 2015.


In 2015 Havana-based Enterprise of Recordings and Musical Editions (known by its Spanish initials EGREM) and Sony Music Entertainment signed a licensing agreement for the international distribution of EGREM's catalog of Cuban music.

Company Background

In April 2012 parent Sony Corporation appointed new president and CEO Kazuo Hirai. Hirai subsequently introduced a new top management structure to speed up decision making and strategic execution. Among his appointments was Michael Lynton (chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment), who become CEO of SCA and its integrated entertainment businesses.

Believing that entertainment is a bright spot in Sony Corporation's portfolio, the company supported the growth of its music business through a high-profile acquisition. An investor group led by SCA acquired EMI Music Publishing from Citigroup in a $2.2 billion deal in June 2012. The investor group included SCA, the Estate of Michael Jackson, Mubadala Development Company, and David Geffen, among others. The acquisition brings together two of the world's leading music publishers, and Sony now controls the largest number of music copyrights in the industry, with more than 2 million. EMI Music Publishing will be folded into Sony subsidiary Sony/ATV Music Publishing, run jointly between Sony and Michael Jackson's estate. Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, and Queen, among many other legendary artists.

Sony Corporation of America

New York, NY 10010-8601
Phone: 1 (212) 833-8000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
EVP and General Counsel: Mark E. Khalil
EVP and CFO: Steven E. Kober
SVP Corporate Social Responsibility: Janice Pober
Employees (This Location): 250
Employees (All Locations): 33,234

Major Office Locations

New York, NY

Other Locations

Culver City, CA
Foster City, CA
San Jose, CA
Park Ridge, NJ
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Bristol, PA
Laredo, TX