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

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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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    Very Flexible work environment, BUT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Lack of career path, growth and promotions. Management team is questionable. Sun lacks a clear and concise direction for a company of this size. Sun tries to enter numerous markets with limited revenue streams. The company is shrinking so career opportunities are limited. People at Sun tend to either work very long hours and others hardly do any work. This is a drag on the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear direction for business, get rid of more dead wood, focus on profitable business areas and shed the others.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nepotism at best when it comes to higher level promotions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Great engineers, wonderful colleagues, great technology, great campuses.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Leadership's inability to take risks with those who have potential. Too much back stabbing by those who just want to milk the company while it is alive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose leaders based on how much they care about the company instead of how much they care about themselves.

    Disapproves of CEO
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