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Former Employee - Tech IV  in  Hillsboro, OR
Former Employee - Tech IV in Hillsboro, OR

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

Pros

Excellent People to work with. Learned so much. Had a lot of fun. Great offsite meeting and fun times. I would go back if they want me to.

Cons

Got laid off for no fault of my own. Company was acquired by Oracle. They won't hire anyone that was laid off from Sun.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop cutting costs by laying off your most skilled workers. How about hiring back some of them?

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Smart engineers, mismanaged company

    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of talented engineers who take pride in their work. Mostly collaborative environment and decent work-life balance. Fun to be part of one of the premier tech companies of the dot-com era.

    Cons

    Company is downsizing, struggling to survive, giving a sense of impending doom. Entire project are cut and the staff is let go, instead of being reassigned elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to boost morale, and stop the brain-drain of engineers leaving the company.

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    unknown future,even after acquisition by oracle

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    easy atmosphere,interesting technologies and smart people

    Cons

    unknown future,even after acquisition t

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get back to basics,2 much politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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