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Great company, until politics and take overs kicked in

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Former Employee - Channel Marketing Manager
Former Employee - Channel Marketing Manager

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

Pros

cowboy club, great opportunities, liberty, flexibility and room to get things done. Great for engineers but also for sales & marketing.

Cons

more and more politics over the years. difficulties to get things done on a local level, more and more sign offs and signatures needed at Corp level for local stuff. Less room to get things done and make a difference.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to what happens in the field and not only in the US, they’re the ones bringing in the money

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    A positive professional relationship with a dynamic company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Dynamic technology with hardware, software and service delivery industry leading professionals. The corporation was generous to a fault with stock options and a regular bonus plan, you always felt wanted.

    Cons

    It was a pretty demanding environment that required a large time commit. It was a constant struggle to make sure the work-life balance was protected. The company demands could and did consume many employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on technology, but don't forget about the well-being of your employees.

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    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent co-workers that were smart, competent, and fun to work with

    Cons

    Greed and self-centered attitudes were very prominent at Sun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just live to move up the ladder, work with people with the perspective that every day counts, not just the future

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