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Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

Has a lot of talent.

Cons

Business model missed LAMP and Web 2.0.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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 for 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 for 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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