Sun Microsystems
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Low morale, lot of internal politics

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

ProsI worked for the Micro-electronics division. Pros would be flexible work culture, rooms instead of cubicles, easy going co-workers.

ConsLot of internal politics, in-efficient management, lengthy and often times flawed design cycles, non-convergence productization, low morale amongst engineers, non-competitive salaries.

Advice to Senior ManagementBoost the morale of the engineers by addressing their concerns, offering them competitive salaries.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Santa Clara, CA

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


Pros: Smart and motivated team, good IT management, good benefits,… Cons: outsourced application support model is not agile and increases time to delivery, no sabbatical for long term employees, vision for company… Advice to Senior Management: don't out source core knowledge of apps Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Sun was a great place to be a cowboy

User Interface Designer (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

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


Pros: Sun offered developers and engineering staff independence, a creative environment, intelligent colleagues, access to high-end technology,… Cons: The development process was often driven by marketing and engineering managers working at cross-purposes to one another.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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