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First 15 years were amazing, last three under Jonathan Schwartz were terrible die to his leadership

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Senior Director in Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Smart people, latitude to do great things, flexible work environment, collaborative culture (for the most part). Scott and Ed were great leaders, JS was not!

Cons

Politics abounded. Jonathan Schwartz drove the company into the ground all by himself and fired anyone who disagreed with him. CMO was a joke and just sucked up to management rather than lead a marketing function.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. It was great in the old days

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love working on various equipment

    Cons

    Lack of parts and distance is too great to drive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great place with innovative culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Ethics, hardware chops, java engineers

    Cons

    Inability to convert the corp. DNA from hardware to a (profitable) software company. Or simply ran out of time. Bad acquisition strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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