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Management needs to wake up and talk to the CUSTOMER! Stop all the placating to cronies!

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Current Employee - SE Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - SE Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Sun Microsystems

Pros

Great technology company, R&D are always thinking. They encourage remote telecommuting, maybe too much sometimes. Very “Green” Environment friendly. They encourage and promote volunteerism in the community.

Cons

Mediocrity is king. I do not know if it’s the constant bloodletting, but no one has any fire in the belly. They are lead by technology, and never ask the customer what they want or need. They create a piece of hardware and say, let the industry figure out how they want to use it? None of the business units talk or COOPERATE with each other. "Reliable" Internal data is impossible to come by, everyone can have their own web page and put any MISinformation they want out there, and product managers put NO information out there! Management is so focused on OPEX, they cut their nose off to spite their face.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up, talk to the CUSTOMER! Stop all the placating to cronies!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great company dragged down by incompetent management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Working with a group of talented Sun employees
    Good salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Lack of security - could be laid off any day due to yet another "new direction". Employees too more concerned with surviving to be able to perform to the best of their abilities.
    Incomprehensible methods of awarding bonuses,
    Internal politics. Too many people building their own "empires" and competing with other groups rather than looking out for the overall good of the company.
    Too much outsourcing. Contractors do what's best for them and their company, not what's best for Sun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take back control instead of outsourcing to incompetent contractors.
    Give employees back a sense of job security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nice working environment, but questionable long-term strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Flexibile environment - work from home, interesting technologies to work on, many naturally good people, possibility to work on open source. Nice company culture, good possibilities of career growth (if you find the right manager), reasonable salaries, flexible working hours. Possibilities to work with the community outside of the company and visit technology conferences - which is good for education.

    Cons

    Questionable long-term strategy, bad execution of middle management, many undeserved promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on building products that sell well to build continuous long term profitability

    No opinion of CEO
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