Sun Microsystems

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Great benefits, interesting roles, and global telecommuting outweighed poor senior leadership.

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager
Former Employee - Marketing Manager

I worked at Sun Microsystems

Pros

Generous salaries, bonuses and fringe benefits. Talented, educated technical professionals all around you. Company commitment to working from home and global teams. Cool products.

Cons

Weak leadership at the top set the tone for management downstream. No clue how to market their great products profitably. Questionable business model for selling IP.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's Oracle now, and I've heard management is more disciplined. Performance reviews have apparently become more just and supported by evidence versus political alliances.

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    Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    good company to work for, very innovative.

    Cons

    no real growth, team morel was so low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should improve team morel, focus on innovation

    No opinion of CEO
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    Sun was a retirement home.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Good benefit package. No one has to work very hard. Nice workout facility. Beautiful environment. Good access to interesting talks and outside research. Free ergonomic evaluation.

    Cons

    Passive-aggressive silo-ized environment made progress difficult. Newcomers completely shut out of interesting proceedings. Ludicrous intranet infrastructure. Absurd IT infrastructure requiring employees to work on non-standard hardware. Bad support for remote work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All management of Sun Microsystems should be eliminated in the new Oracle regime. The company culture needs a complete reboot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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