Sun Microsystems Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014
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    Senior Technical Advisor - Competitive Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was clued into this position by an acquaintance met through intensive networking and schmoozing. To get the interview, I made a point to meet most of the principals in one social setting or another -- and made a point of engaging and challenging each a bit on the company, it's potential, and it's outlook.

    The actual interview process, while slow in coming, but was painless and relatively short (just a half a day). It consisted of a basic tour, and a 20-minute sit down with four individuals, each in their own office. There was a perfunctory review of my resume; most of the time was taken up with general questions about my background until I turned the conversation to the company and specific issues.

    My pre-game prep for this position smoothed the way for a simple interview process. I studied the company and it's roadmap, as well as it's competitors. I was able identify the strategies in play, the various opportunities and threats, and was able to comment or ask cogent questions: Why had they done things a particular way? How would they handle an upcoming problem? etc. Each interview chat concluded with a smile and a handshake and a definite feeling that the decision was already made in my favor. No indication that any other candidates were even in consideration.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no off-the-wall or "gotcha" technical questions. The toughest question was how I planned to handle a particular responsibility I hadn't really prepared for and had never done before.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was minimal negotiation. I came in knowing the appropriate salary range. My previous salary supported the expectation. The offer was middle of the range -- I pushed for high-end. This was declined, but I was offered early review with potential for a raise. I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
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    Pre-Sales Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sun Microsystems.

    Interview Details

    Required an indication from a former co-worker recommending me for the position and top schools on resume to get into an screening process. After that phase I managed to get a phone interview followed by office interview and trip to California for a final interview. At that time I was living abroad. Relocation package was minimum but good enough to cover expenses in selling my car, packing and moving to USA, including tax assistance during first year. I also had a relocation agent helping me in opening a back account, getting a credit card, look for a place to leave, getting an id, etc. Sun was a great company!

    Interview Questions
    • Started interview in another language to access if what I wrote on resume was in fact acurate   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was an entry level job with good benefits and salary so I did not want to negotiate. Of course, I did compare with salary I was receiving on previous job and it was in fact a good offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer and Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    See above: "Most difficult question".
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Channel Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How would you go about selecting and onboarding a potential new channel partner that is not too familiar with our products & services   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    ROA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
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    Head House Keeper Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multiple Grulling Interview Stages

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I don't like cleaning house.

    Declined Offer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sun Microsystems in March 2010.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Partner Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had screening discussion with the HR that was followed by efficient scheduling process that led to a phone interview.

    The interview was with future peer. Questions were not hard, but I believe that I missed the point. instead of being creative and out of teh box i tried to be conservative and careful. This will not get you far with Google.

    Interview Questions
    • If hired, what will you be able to teach us   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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