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Great place to work, great people

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Former Employee - Contractor in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Contractor in Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Sun Microsystems as a contractor (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great place to work, great people. Allowed to get things done without asking for permission all the time. Very supportive work environment and opportunities. Loved the underdog, kickass attitude people had in general that I worked with.

Cons

Did seem like more money was thrown after bad regarding ailing marketing programs. Why not just spend money where things were truly generating some return? This seemed maginified just before the takeover from Oracle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

All history now since Sun was acquired by Oracle.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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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    Work as mechanical designer

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Well train management, good working environment

    Cons

    It's hard to balance life and work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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