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Amazing run...

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Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

There were amazing people that worked at Sun over the years. Really enjoyed my time there. The integrity and ethics came from the top. McNealy ran a very responsible organization which trickled down through the management ranks.

Cons

Politics were apparent, but it's tough not to have that in any large organization. Lack of execution was an issue as time went on.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Very good processes and very employee friendly company

    Cons

    Sales team wasn't that good

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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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