Sun Microsystems

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It's a techie home

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Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff
Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff

I worked at Sun Microsystems

Pros

1. Amazing technology
2. Freedom for work
3. Higher Management are easily accessible

Cons

1. Sold out
2. Bad top management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire few grads from HBS and Wharton to run its business.

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    It was a great place to work for many years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work, the "Google" of its time.

    Cons

    The company lost its bearing starting at around 1995 and after a swift, bubble-driven spike, it sunk and eventually went away "quietly."

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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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