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Life at Sun was a blast! Good people, many lessons to learn. Scott was the best, bar none.

Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mountain View, CA

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


In the early years it was a lot of hard work, but also so much fun. We banded together, beer busts, water fights, April Fools and all. Worked hard and played hard.


By and large the planets could have been a good thing, however it fell apart. Egos somehow always get in the way, folks somehow cannot do good work for the sake of all. Too bad, Sun was a magical place until people's egos get in the way. Those long haired, ponytail types somehow managed to take down the castle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This would be a general statement to any corporate entity: HR is for management and not for the employees. Too bad. HR should be an unbiased source where everyone feels safe. One should never have to be concerned that the boss will always win because s/he is in management.

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    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time


    People were great to work with


    Dependency on the channel partners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Project lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Menlo Park, CA

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


    Very good processes and very employee friendly company


    Sales team wasn't that good

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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