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Sun was a great place to be a cowboy

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Former Employee - User Interface Designer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - User Interface Designer in Menlo Park, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Sun offered developers and engineering staff independence, a creative environment, intelligent colleagues, access to high-end technology, and a great campus and working environment. There was a real commitment to quality software design.

Cons

The development process was often driven by marketing and engineering managers working at cross-purposes to one another. There was little support or fulfillment working on products that got cancelled. Ultimately it burned people out.

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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Broomfield, CO

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sun was a great place to work in it's hey day. Great benefits, lots of team building and the all hands were always something special. They spared no expense, with guest speakers such as Dana Carvey.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted from within as an Admin.


  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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