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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 (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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    Great technology, amazing talent pool, yet poor marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, company vision ahead of its time, opportunities to learn and contribute

    Cons

    poor accountability, long project cycles, not enough killed deadwood projects

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    Execs- heed what trench workers tell you.

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    technical foresight with a business model that's less then ideal

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great engineering people, great minds, fun to work with and learn from

    Cons

    quite a bit of organizational waste, lack of proper execution

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