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Stay away unless starving...

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Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Sun Microsystems

Pros

Great technological abilities in the past;
A lot of smart people who were forced to leave or made right decision themselves and left
Huge potentials for advancements in leading technologies like Unix and Java

Cons

Imbecilic management, too afraid of making a decisions on themselves with bowing to a next in the chain of command
Paralyzed will to make any changes
Management is flying low and ducking at the first sign of a trouble
All valuable people left this rotten carcass a long time ago

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Step out and go sweeping the streets - this is the best you're able to do. Most of the managers left in the company after 2001-2003 layoffs are disgrace to the profession.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Glad I Went Down With the Ship

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

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Flexibility of work situation, very intelligent co-workers, innovation was a way of life, as was having a good time. I'll miss the place.

    Cons

    Sun was a special place from a certain place in time. The tech industry is a less interesting place with Sun gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time, hire some real business people to run the company, and focus your energies on being technologists. Enjoy your severance packages.

    Recommends
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    Sun Microsystems overall was a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - User Interface Designer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - User Interface Designer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    It was a great environment to collaborate with other teams. I had some great managers who kept their employees informed on the various projects we were working on.

    Cons

    Frustration with some of the decisions that upper management made. They didn't always seem consistent with longevity of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better idea of the whole picture. Reduce outdated product lines and focus on those products that are successful. Continue with research and development.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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