Sun Microsystems of Canada Reviews

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  • Good for work-life balance but too frequent on layoffs

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Broomfield, CO
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    Perhaps a good place to work for those seeking to strike a good balance between work and life. Very flexible hours, telecommuting arrangements, telecon bridges, etc.. make it easy to work from anywhere. Fair salaries and benefits. They have clusters of very strong engineering expertise here and there and if you happen to work on projects with such people you learn a significant amount of new useful skills.


    "RIFs" or Reduction In Force are quite frequent and at times appear to be missing the root cause. Some products are over-engineered such that not all customers see all features being that useful. Some products are engineered quite right but are presented in a way that masks their true utility behind marketing rants and slogans. This makes sales job more difficult I reckon.

    Advice to Management

    For HR and Management -- seek for talent within the company, there's plenty! Learn to recognize and harness it, do not let it go. For marketing -- use concrete terms and simple language when describing products/services.If you can put less scientific slant on it, please do so as I am sure your sales will appreciate it. For engineers -- do not assume that all the customers have Eng. degrees. So, make it simple and reliable.

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Headquarters Markham, Canada
Size Unknown
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Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
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Sun Microsystems of Canada provides Sun products and services from offices in Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Victoria. Its offering include servers and workstation computers, as well as disk- and tape-based storage systems. Sun makes computers that use its own chips (SPARC) and operating system (Solaris), as well as Linux-based servers utilizing chips from AMD and Intel. Its software portfolio includes application server, office productivity, and network management applications. Sun also developed the Java programming language. The company sells directly and ... More

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