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Great place to work, great people

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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

All history now since Sun was acquired by Oracle.

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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well train management, good working environment

    Cons

    It's hard to balance life and work

  2. Awesome while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, fun challenges, adventure

    Cons

    we didnt know how to run a business

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