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Sun Microsystems Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Sun Microsystems

Interview Details – 2 weeks , 3 rounds of interviews with several team members and managers

Interview Question – To email developed code   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Senior Software Engineer and Architect Interview

Anonymous Employee
Mountain View, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Sun Microsystems.

Interview Details – I was interviewed in 1988 and started work in 1989. Those were the wild and crazy days when Sun was adding hundred of people every week.

Interview Question – How much do you want to make?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – See above: "Most difficult question".

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Channel Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR rep, on site interview with hiring manager, meet and greet and Q&A session with the team, 2nd interview with hiring manager and HR rep. Proposal was formulated, I asked a few days to consider, told them yes and we scheduled time to sign and finalize things

Interview Question – How would you go about selecting and onboarding a potential new channel partner that is not too familiar with our products & services   Answer Question

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ROA Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sun Microsystems.

Interview Details – Was very relaxed and was not to hard.Asked general questions about education,experience etc.It lasted 45 minutes with two managers.One was the hiring manager and the other was Finance manager.

Interview Question – I never know what to say when they ask you what your weakness is.If you say u have none u sound pompous.But who likes to put out their flaws when trying to get hired.   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Head House Keeper Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Sun Microsystems

Interview Details – Multiple Grulling Interview Stages

Interview Question – What do you like to clean the most?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I don't like cleaning house.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technical Writer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in September 2009.

Interview Details – Submitted my resume directly, but apparently lost it, then re-submitted because I didn't hear back. Got an interview.

Interview Question – What does the (Unix) "ps" command do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They made an offer, which I accepted without further negotiation.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

Interviewed at Sun Microsystems

Interview Details – Interview with several managers in different but related teams. Situational interivew

Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions   Answer Question

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Sales Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Mountain View, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in April 2009.

Interview Details – A lengthy process that fishes out the best from the pool. There are no 2nd stringers within the team -- it is a place to be a proud employee if chosen. Early Sun was the true excitement of any computer scientist: new technologies released almost weekly, quality products, and easy to become passionate about.

Interview Question – Many. The interview process is, as mentioned, lengthy. As such, it is one of the most difficult entries in the market.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in March 2008.

Interview Details – I received a phone call unexpectedly. Although I was actively looking, I took the call and started to negotiate the position after learning about what they needed. I met with the recruiter who then referred me to the hiring Director at that time. We had a good phone conversation and I was hired shortly after following one more in-person interview

Interview Question – Wow, its been a while. I don't remember any specific questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I told them what I was asking for and they agreed.

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in March 2010.

Interview Details – the interview consists of 1 phone interview and on-site interview with 4 people.

Interview Question – write unix script to do ...   Answer Question

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