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excellent work culture

Current Employee - Director Engineering
Current Employee - Director Engineering

I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Technology leaders who were ahead of time in introducing new concepts. Flexible and open work culture that encouraged innovation and team work.

Cons

Couldn't turn technology into profits for the company. Too much focus on open sourcing.

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  1. Static company from a career perspective, for ten years starting 2000

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Courses at Stanford and Berkeley

    Cons

    Incessant insecurity, continuous fear of lay offs. Political unethical scheming of mediocrities

    Advice to Management

    I worked in Sun before the merger with Oracle.

  2. Great place to work with!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, values, perks and work environment

    Cons

    Set back environment. Sometimes it feels like you need a push.

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