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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 (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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    Lucky Twice

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    Former Employee - Engagement Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Engagement Architect in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant assembly of technologists supported by an Systems Engineering group 2nd to none.

    Cons

    They were acquired by Oracle, who now are hiring to address hardware support, as they have traditionally been a software only company. This is not a "Con" rather an opportunity to reassemble hardworking hardware engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the company culture of the former (early) Sun Microsystems within the Hardware component of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing & Sales Enablement in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Marketing & Sales Enablement in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) You get to work with great people.
    2) All the managers I had were wonderful to work with.
    3) There was lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    1) Lots of "silos."
    2) There were so many reorganizations that it was difficult to get momentum and traction on projects.
    3) There seemed to be a lot of "make work" projects that were a waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategic plan and stick to it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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