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Most challenging job I ever had.

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Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Burlington, MA

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

Pros

The team helped each other if you needed it.

Cons

Long hours because of the 'puzzles' I wanted to solve. Lost job due to outsourcing right after Sept. 11 (so date of employ. Wrong below) job was sent outside of USA but that's business. Lost my ability to keep learning cool work stuff every day!

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Keep promotion of balance re. Work and life. Recruit those who lost jobs due to outsourcing.

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Collegiality of Employees, good upside salary potential.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations particularly when business went sour. No shared sacrifice

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    Upper management lacked vision. Hardware is commodity. Software and services, as evidenced by recent history, is the area where companies can profit and grow.

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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 for 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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