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Sun Microsystems CEO (Oracle) Lawrence J. Ellison
Lawrence J. Ellison
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    Great company to work with.

    Former Employee - Graphic Illustrator for Gov Proposals  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Illustrator for Gov Proposals in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems as a contractor for less than a year


    Contracted with Sun for half a year and enjoyed the team spirit, professionalism, and the ease they provided while working remotely.Would work a contract for this company again in a heartbeat.


    Occasionally unable to reach the coordinator at times, but since they managed multiple projects, it was satisfactorily handled by their assistant.


Sun Microsystems Interviews

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014

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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+ 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!

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    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
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Sun Microsystems Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
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Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Acquired By Oracle
Founded 1982
Type Unknown
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft

Sun Microsystems makes sure networks shine. A leading maker of UNIX-based servers used to power corporate computer networks and Web sites, it also makes workstation computers and disk- and tape-based storage systems. Sun's computers utilize the company's own chips (SPARC) and operating system (Solaris). Its software portfolio includes application server, database management, office productivity, and network management applications. The company also developed Java, a cross-platform programming language used to create applications for computers, Web browsers, mobile phones... More

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