Sun Microsystems

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I worked with some of the most brilliant and creative engineering and marketing professionals in Silicon Valley.

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Program Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA

Pros

- The opportunity to work with capable, creative professionals.
- Learning new skills.
- Doing work on a large scale, involving global communities and thousands of end user customers.
- Challenging, interesting work.

Cons

- Employee ranking system on a curve - couldn't (per the ranking sytem) have all excellent or all poor workers in a group.
- Complacency by some employees resulting in decreased productivity, morale.
- Inexperienced senior management after Scott McNealy was no longer at the reins. Management by whim in some cases. Haven't worked there since oracle purchased the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Manage to a greater degree based on results and customer feedback.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Political backbiting and gossip at all levels

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunities for career advancement if you are able to navigate the hyper competitive culture.

    Cons

    At every level of this company you will find backbiting and gossip. HR representatives are often the worst offenders. The gossip mongers are typically slackers who target the highest producers and try to harass them out of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of dead wood in the rank and file, wasting major time on gossip. Lots of political maneuvering in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sun was a great company

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    Former Employee - Storage Sales  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Storage Sales in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great People
    Good Products
    Perfect Location
    Solaris was awesome!

    Cons

    Company lost focus
    Services contracts were taken away form the partners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the customer - listen to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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