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Enjoyed the time there

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Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

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

Pros

Tech savvy, good people. Extremely entrepreneurial which is good for those people who prefer little structure in their corporate setting.

Cons

Decision making was too distributed. There were always a number of "chiefs" who needed to be involved with a decision which stifled our ability to execute more quickly.

Advice to Management

Better luck next time.

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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    . 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


  2. Best experience ever

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment. Lot of activities to enjoy!

    Cons

    Since Oracle bought this company, many people were fired.


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