Sun Microsystems Interview Questions

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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    Product Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process consisted of a phone screen followed by a group interview with people I'd be working closely with. Questions were pretty straightforward such as "Why do you want to work at Sun", "What do you think this position entails", and "What skills do you bring to this position"

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be prepared to answer the salary range question during the phone screen. Sun pays fairly, so you don't have to worry about being low-balled. My salary was exactly at the median for the year 2008.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    interview questions relevant to skills required

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Work Environments Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broomfield, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broomfield, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Legal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    The same question was asked several different ways so as if to see if the response was consistent.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was pretty standard, nothing out of the ordinary

    Interview Questions
    • If you were putting together a program with little or no budget, what aspect of the program would you sacrafice and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were very hard line with their number. Budget was pretty fixed, you either took it or you didn't.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Solution Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malmö, Skåne (Sweden)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malmö, Skåne (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sun Microsystems.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • How can you contribute to the organization?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Presales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Systems Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle difficult people or people who you don't get along with?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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