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Once great company that lost it's way.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Sun Microsystems

Pros

Incredible talent: extremely smart, very dedicated, hard-working people who believed in what they were doing.

Cons

Inability to adapt, alter course and make difficult resource decisions.

Advice to Management

Learn how to say "No."

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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)

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

    Pros

    Love working on various equipment

    Cons

    Lack of parts and distance is too great to drive

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the middle management

  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)

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

    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.

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