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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 for 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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment. Lot of activities to enjoy!

    Cons

    Since Oracle bought this company, many people were fired.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Best Companies that i ever worked for

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

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    sun mgmt not able to monitise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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