Sun Microsystems
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Stay away unless starving...

Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

ProsGreat 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

ConsImbecilic 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 Senior ManagementStep 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Products, Great Sales Team, Upper Management had little clue.

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    San Jose, CA

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    Pros: Great Products Great People -- Very bright, on balance very dedicated Respect… Cons: Like all companies there was some dead wood that just baffled… Advice to Senior Management: Please tell us all where you are going so we can avoid going to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place to work and learn

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems


    Pros: Working on cutting edge of technology, and the sr technical staff available,… Cons: Sr. Management makes decisions that are not data driven Advice to Senior Management: More data driven decisinos Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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