Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Good Place to Start

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    * Reasonably good benefits.
    * Challenging work.
    * I had a great manager!

    Cons

    * Lack of vision from upper management.
    * Unwillingness to commit resources to the stated vision.

    Advice to Management

    * Simplify and communicate the vision so that all employees can understand it.
    * Reduce the number of projects to facilitate better execution.

  2. Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Training is good
    Smart people
    Opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Growth takes a long time

  3. A once great company to work for....

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing. I've never worked in a company before where your co-workers extend themselves so much to make a project successful and ensure those on the team are not only in sync but have the information and support they need to be successful

    Cons

    The Leadership. This company has so much going for it yet there are those at the executive level who don't seem to understand the word focus.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves. Well not all management just few at the very top. It's great to have big dreams but you also need to know how to execute.

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  5. Heads-up

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    Current Freelancer - Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Freelancer - Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Have received prospective employment positions.

    Cons

    Don't have to be a nerd.

    Advice to Management

    Seeking next platforms that are taking shape in the Computer Industry.

  6. Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    new company that does have alot of work.

    Cons

    Superintendant sucks and does not help.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a better superintendant.

  7. Enriching experience---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learnt log of best practices------------------------------------------------------------------

    Cons

    Being a big company, had to deal with lot of beurocracy

    Advice to Management

    Too late to advice, company not in business any more

  8. Great company gone bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was acquired by Oracle. It was a great place to work for. Innovative company. Globally dispersed workforce. Flexibility to work from anywhere. Strongly encouraged working from home or remote cutting down on operational cost for the company

    Cons

    Slow to adopt to new market trend. Inconsistent leadership direction. Compensation was on par with market. But struggled to keep the talent due to constant decline in its market position. Benefits were on par with most orgnaizations in the industry

  9. good place for R&D, weak management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many talented people who enjoy their work

    Cons

    Many projects lack business focus

  10. No longer in business after Oracle purchased

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    remote work was acceptable at company

    Cons

    Oracle purchased and they went out of business

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    A great company reduced to ashes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Innovative products.

    Cons

    Misguided senior management. No checks and balances on costs. Lack of acuity in vision and execution.

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