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Sun was a fantastic place to work!

Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Remote, OR
Former Employee - Account Executive in Remote, OR

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

Pros

The people were some of the brightest and the attitude was "go for it!"

Cons

The acquisition by Oracle but the brakes on a lot of projects. It was probably all for the best but the spirit was dampened.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to customers and employees more!

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    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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    The most wonderful, empowering and friendly enterprise I have worked for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    Empowered to take decisions
    Friendly management
    Venues for training, and furthering education
    Good pay

    Cons

    Strategy to survive and sustain .........

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    Wish we could have survived. Sun was the best company to work for.

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