Sun Microsystems
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Menlo Park, CA

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

ProsTerrific 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.

ConsLeadership 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed the time there

Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Tech savvy, good people. Extremely entrepreneurial which is good… Cons: Decision making was too distributed. There were always a number of "chiefs" who… Advice to Senior Management: Better luck next time. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Deep engineering oriented culture that values and encouraged innovation

Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
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… Cons: . Loose management . Some lack of strategic and marketing clarity .… Advice to Senior Management: . Tighten management, while not losing the benefits of engineering satisfaction . Clarify strategic focus and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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