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A great ride with smart co-workers, great partners and wonderful customers

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Big Vision
Innovation
Terrific people
Great customers
Global sales theatre
Many opportunities for advancement

Cons

BoD Negligence
Short attention span of management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Needed to place greater value on business application of tech than pure technology

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Strategic Partnerships

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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.

    Recommends
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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better luck next time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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