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A shadow of it's self

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Sun Microsystems

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

very high tech design both in hw and sw

Cons

No leadership down to the director level
No common vision - each organization is busy covering it's ass
No sense of team
Antiquated tools

Advice to Management

Leadership comes from the top down. You can delegate it to the folks in the trenches

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  1. IT Engagement Manager

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and the ability to work from home. For the most part... the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    No leadership direction and the upcoming acquisition make it very difficult to work there. Layoffs are on the way. Stay away...

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately there is no future there... leadership has given up without really trying. It's a very disappointing situation as Sun had great potential and products.

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    Used to be a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Despite tough times, no salary or benefits reduction
    - Many smart engineers and managers in Product Development
    - Engineering autonomy
    - CEO has done a good job of describing his vision

    Cons

    - In looking for ways to increase revenue and decrease expenses, upper management made choices that greatly reduced the ability to innovate and also hampered engineers' and managers' ability to simply get a job done
    - Execution
    - Very cautious upper management on legal issues

    Advice to Management

    - Vision is great, but have a sensible strategy and one that VPs cooperate on
    - Be willing to make hard decisions (such as killing a line of business to reduce expenses, versus ask all groups to take a haircut)

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