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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)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

    Advice to Management

    Execs- heed what trench workers tell you.


  2. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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