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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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    Great place to work and learn

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Working on cutting edge of technology, and the sr technical staff available, to help you make decisions are fantastic. Great work culture too

    Cons

    Sr. Management makes decisions that are not data driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More data driven decisinos

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    don't judge the employees by Jonathan Schwarz

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    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    some of the smartest people I've ever worked with
    great products
    positive work environment -- respect for all employees

    Cons

    financial performance over the past 10 years, thanks to mismanagement by CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should never have hired Jonathan Schwarz, and the board should have FIRED him before selling the company

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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