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Good place for engineers

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Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Very nice to engineers. flexible. innovative. good compensation.

Cons

bad upper management. don't understand software as a business

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A great starting point

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Junior employees given advanced responsibilities
    Most business units staffed by thought-leaders in their verticals
    Employees given carte blanche to pursue their own initiatives
    Widespread adoption of work from home
    Most business units able to iterate rapidly

    Cons

    Highly political corporate culture with little meritocracy despite plethora of talent
    Little stability with most employees more preoccupied with job security than their actual job
    Bias towards engineering has never been married to successful sales execution
    Lack of brand awareness in SMB/SME/LE environments
    Executive leadership apparently bent on running company into the ground

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and hand the reins over to people that know what they're doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Loved the culture!

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    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Counsel  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Counsel in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Talented people.
    Incredible products.
    Loved the culture.

    Cons

    Management changed direction every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chart a course and follow it through with metrics.

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