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Good place for engineers

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

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

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  1. A great starting point

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems as an intern (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Loved the culture!

    • Career Opportunities
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented people. Incredible products. Loved the culture.

    Cons

    Management changed direction every year.

    Advice to Management

    Chart a course and follow it through with metrics.


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