Sun Microsystems Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
54 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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+ weeks - interviewed 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    See above: "Most difficult question".
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Channel Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 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
  6.  

    ROA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8.  

    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer, which I accepted without further negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • Many. The interview process is, as mentioned, lengthy. As such, it is one of the most difficult entries in the market.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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