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A great company that didn't overcome some management failures

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Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Sun Microsystems

Pros

Innovation was key. People was pushed to look for out of the box solutions that would bring value to our customers. It was great while it lasted!

Cons

Senior Management in some cases neglect the changes that the market was demanding. It was not agile enough to adapt to te new requirements.

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    Software engineering intern

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    The company had a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere and was very welcoming to interns. Compensation has competitive with the best of silicon valley.

    Cons

    This period was not particularly productive for the company. Fewer products made it to market than should have. Perhaps this was changed by the Oracle buyout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There leadership has almost completely changed in the last 18 months. Perspective employees should probably research Oracle's leadership reviews for more information.

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    It was fun and a great experience over all

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Importance given to Engineers in all aspects
    Innovation, new ideas are always welcome from everyone.
    Decent pay just over industry standards
    Great products
    Flexible environment for work / life balance.

    Cons

    Poor executive management sloppy in execution and being unable to monetize excellent products.
    Regular layoffs towards the final years.
    Managers getting defensive as they are continuously preparing the "RIF" list.
    Non existent bonuses and shares were pretty much worthless. however they made it up a bit with decent salaries.

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