Sun Microsystems

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Once a good place to work, but don't even try now

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY

I worked at Sun Microsystems

Pros

Direct management was very supportive in career development, work/life balance, and colaboration. There was plenty of room to move your career around in the company once you made the right contacts. The ability to work virtually was an excellent benifit.

Cons

You spent half your time fighting internal battles to try to get any work done. It was difficult sometimes to get to the right person to get the job done. Interal processes made it difficult to do business in a timely manner. Senior level management was disconnected with the field and placed importance on processes that weren't revenue generating and held no value.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get back in touch with your teams in the field so you can find out what they truly need to get business done. Stop implementing tools and processes then not follow through only to try again a few years later. It's a waste of time and training.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good place to work, mgmt not so good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Benefits,
    people,
    gym,
    great developers, researchers, smart people

    Cons

    no raises for many years,
    BAD upper management/executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well it's a little to late for advice! Take your parachute and fly! Hope it is a hard landing!

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible work environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Amazingly flexible work environment. Good work/life balance, most managers are flexible
    on both work daily hours and time off for appointments. Benefits used to be excellent but
    are moving to average or slightly above average.

    Cons

    Little chance for advancement as there are few job openings due to frequent layoffs. Many senior people are holding on to their positions. Little to no budget for education. Working in a ocmpany with nearly annual layoffs is a rough experiance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a set of products that we can deliver, we have probably twice as many products as we have people for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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