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Deep engineering oriented culture that values and encouraged innovation

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

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

Pros

. Deeply intellectual and very engineering-oriented culture
. Valued innovation
. Challenging technical problems to work on
. Respect for the individual

Cons

. Loose management
. Some lack of strategic and marketing clarity
. Occasional policy of "drift"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

. Tighten management, while not losing the benefits of engineering satisfaction
. Clarify strategic focus and long-term vision
. Don't drift
. Continue to respect the individual contributor and continue to encourage innovation

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    Best experience ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment. Lot of activities to enjoy!

    Cons

    Since Oracle bought this company, many people were fired.

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    Overall a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Freedom to over achieve and manage your business

    Cons

    Very matrixed and at times not Partner focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify products and services

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