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Sun Microsystems Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Senior Product Manager Interview

Senior Product Manager
Broomfield, CO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in October 2008.

Interview Details – Fairly informal interviewing process. Referred internally by an employee via the HR organization to the hiring manager. Two initial phone interviews, followed by an in person interview and then a series of brief interviews by my managers Director, other individuals who I am now working directly with, and one other Director in the organization.

Interview Question – Why do you want to return to the company?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Some. I was a rehire and was able to negotiate backup to my departure salary.

Really consider if you want to work at Sun and why. The company is under a lot of stress, but there are opportunities to learn global enterprise skills that few other companies can offer.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Work Environments Interview

Work Environments
Broomfield, CO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2008.

Interview Details – Due to Sun's practice of setting up global teams who can work from anywhere, the initial contacts were all via phone. I was first contacted by the Hiring Manager, and then another member of her team via phone interviews. This was followed by a group interview on location.

Interview Questions

  • Would I be able to pick up a major project in which the planning was nearing completion, and run with it?   View Answer
  • Did I have a problem reporting to more than one Manager?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I attempted to negotiate everything I could, but was given an offer (which was fair and generous) and only one of my negotiation points made it into the final hiring plan (flexibility). I believe this was due in part to the urgency in which they needed to place the position.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Solution Designer Interview

Solution Designer
Malmö, Skåne (Sweden)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Sun Microsystems.

Interview Details – Phone interview

Interview Question – How can you contribute to the organization?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Architect Interview

Software Architect

Interviewed at Sun Microsystems

Interview Details – Phone interview, followed by onsite. The interviewers appeared to have varying knowledge levels, this was especially apparant when they gave their questions.

Interview Question – Bionomial Queues   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Member of Technical Staff Interview

Member of Technical Staff

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in December 2009.

Interview Details – submitted my resume through a referral, it took some time for the hiring manager to call me , once I was called, I initially had to go through a written test, and 2 rounds of face to face interviews.
I was not too confident, but as such the interview went on well

Interview Question – technical questions on java mostly   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in June 2009.

Interview Details – Interview questions are generally designed to assess applicant attributes that are specifically relevant to the job for which the person is applying. The job-relevant applicant attributes that the questions purportedly assess are thought to be necessary for one to successfully perform on the job. The job-relevant constructs that have been assessed in the interview can be classified into three categories: general traits, experiential factors, and core job elements.

Interview Question – Not aware of   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Systems Support Engineer Interview

Systems Support Engineer
Jakarta (Indonesia)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in April 2008.

Interview Details – One interview process only, interview with 3 panelis talking about non-technical and after that continue with HR for salary offering

Interview Question – None of the question is difficult or unexpected, all the questions are standard   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – One time negotiation phase


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Presales Consultant Interview

Presales Consultant

Interviewed at Sun Microsystems

Interview Details – After a group interview, I had two other 1-1 meetings.

Interview Question – They oversold the company.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Systems Support Specialist Interview

Systems Support Specialist

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Sun Microsystems.

Interview Details – Interviewing and hiring process were very easy and fast as I had done work with the them in the past and my skill sets were already know. Interview was more of a formality than anything else.

Interview Question – No really difficult questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Business Analyst Interview

Senior Business Analyst

Interviewed at Sun Microsystems

Interview Details – Interviewed by 3 members of the opposite gender, at the same time.

Interview Question – How do you handle difficult people or people who you don't get along with?   Answer Question

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