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Great Place to work

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Current Employee - Business Technologist in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Business Technologist in Broomfield, CO

I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Positive Working environment
Emphasized employee retention
Resources allocated to training and advancement

Cons

company was continuously in flux
Had a required class called "managing Change"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Now that it has been absorbed into Oracle things should be fairly stable, but I hope it hasn't lost that cool vibe of caring for all the employees and valuing their contributions.

No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to work, too bad it's gone

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

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

    Pros

    Sun Microsystems was a really great place to work from many perspectives: real offices, with doors and walls that went to the ceilings, great corporate culture, its embrace of telecommuting, the beautiful (Rivermark) campus, above-average compensation.

    Cons

    I wish Sun's executives had been able to make the hard decisions (cutting people's pet but money-losing, non-strategic projects in favor of profitable or strategic projects) that were necessary to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sun Microsystems is gone, so offering advice to management is kind of pointless now, isn't it?

    No opinion of CEO
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    Was a Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Services Sales Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Services Sales Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent products and lots of passion to changing the world

    Cons

    Some of the executives could not understand what the company was about
    Tried to get into too many and different areas instead of focusing on core - i.e. StorageTek acquisition, buying middleware companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late to tell them anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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