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Sun Microsystems Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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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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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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Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2008.

Interview Details – interview questions relevant to skills required

Interview Question – describe last project   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in September 2008.

Interview Details – Only behavioral questions were asked of me. The position was mostly to be a complementary asset to the team, so in depth engineering savvy was unnecessary. How the interviewer was very courteous and professional, wanting mostly to know about my background and what research I had done on the company.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Sun?   Answer Question

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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

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Software Engineer

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

Interview Details – very smooth process of interview. Liked the people

Interview Question – C++ questions   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in November 2008.

Interview Details – I send me resume online and got two calls from two different departments to ask if I had interests in their position, I selected one and had a first contact with a tech lead in Sun Microsystems. I went to the office for the on-site interview after one week, and meet 3 engineers and 1 manager in a day.

It seems that I am not the best suitable candidate for the position I applied, but my resume was forwarded to another team which hiring manager locates in USA.

Two weeks later, I got two phone call again, one from technical group, the other from hiring manager.

I got the offer, and the package is better than the original position I applied for.

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Negotiation Details – No negotiation, the package is better than I had asked for.

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Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in October 2009.

Interview Details – the inteview process was not as tedious as expected

Interview Question – tell me about yourself   Answer Question

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