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

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Terrific culture with lots of autonomy and investment in R&D. Very Global company with strong ties and relationships around the world. Innovative and always on the cutting edge of technology. Real spirit of collaboration and community.

Cons

Leadership lost its way. There was no real line of succession and ability to iterate and move forward quickly. Invested too much in 2-3 key verticals to the exclusion of others. Missed the boat completely on commodity computing.

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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 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)

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment. Lot of activities to enjoy!

    Cons

    Since Oracle bought this company, many people were fired.

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