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A great place to work.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Work from home 100% of the time
40 hour work week
limited management engagement
few nights, weekends, or early mornings

Cons

low stock price for years
low morale
too many employees in certain areas
need fresh blood in top management soon

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not much to say anymore. It would have been nice to reposition company as tech leader with high sales and stock price to match.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1.  

    Was once the best place to work for.. Uncertainty and fear looming over has stagnated everything

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    Pros

    Great peers, great work ethic, Smart people, good work life balance, very flexible and great benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Upper management lacks vision, too fickle minded , constantly changing the direction and focus of the organization. Becoming a political minefield. Managing up is the best way to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great company with great technology and the best employees you can think of. Don't kill it (if you haven't already) because of your short sightedness and foolish decisions

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company full of very clever and good people - except VP level :(

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)

    Pros

    company full of clever employees
    work on amazing project
    usually non repetitive work
    very good lower management
    good environment
    good benefits

    Cons

    very bad VP level
    changing direction all the time
    lack of cooperation between departments/business units
    no promotion possible for last 2 years even with highest performance
    no bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep one strong vision and use it at least 2 years in a row
    support working cross departments, cross geo
    at least some motivation for hight performers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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