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Sun Microsystems Co-CEO's Mark Hurd and Safra Catz
Mark Hurd and Safra Catz
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Pros
  • Income, Training, Work from home (in 209 reviews)

  • Good work / life balance exists, (in 118 reviews)

Cons
  • Oracle bought Sun ;-( because Sun senior management didn't know how to run a business (in 76 reviews)

  • Lack of clear vision for the company's future and inertia of middle management (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Working for Sun Microsystems

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collegiality of Employees, good upside salary potential.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations particularly when business went sour. No shared sacrifice

    Advice to Management

    Upper management lacked vision. Hardware is commodity. Software and services, as evidenced by recent history, is the area where companies can profit and grow.


  2. Industry innovator

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineering in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Engineering in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Innovative company across many different markets, fast paced, flexible working environment

    Cons

    Many hung up on hardware plays of the past. Awesome software but often gets down played that it works great on non-Sun hardware. Real lack of corporate marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in fresh blood from the outside in all areas of the company. Need to increase corporate marketing beyond senior exec blogs.



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