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55% Approve of the CEO

Sun Microsystems CEO (Oracle) Lawrence J. Ellison

Lawrence J. Ellison

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work - that may not be around too long

    Senior Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsName recognition, work life balance, technologically challenging, diverse technology, time to pursue own goals and research projects, very supportive of new ideas and innovation.

    ConsRudderless/clueless upper management, self-motivation is the key.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company turned to anarchy

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsFamily friendly. Co-workers are smart and great to work with. A very stimulating environment in all the technical areas. Everyone was very helpful with each others projects.

    ConsThe senior management had evolved to a point of being extremely detached from the work force. Many things that they shared at all-hands meetings didn't make sense. No one could understand if they were really that far from reality or if they just didn't care what came from their mouths.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThere are smart employees, lots of support for tech professionals from management.
    Good benefits, strong growth opportunities, commitment to educating employees.

    ConsBusiness strategy is sometimes difficult to buy into.
    Direction of company can change quickly.
    Adaptation to new market conditions is sometimes slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on growing into new, high margin areas. Apply the wealth of talent available based on what is most likely to grow the company long term.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sun - focus on value add.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsSun pays well. The organizations rearrange at least yearly - support quick action!

    ConsSun is often mired in politics. Communication is poor. Internal competition is common.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize the value add and force it to return on the investment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Like most big companies, there's good and bad... get on a great team.. there are a lot at Sun.

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsInnovation, Great People, Opportunity to Create and Contribute

    ConsLack of communication, daily tasks are more difficult than necessary

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better and drive the overall strategy in all aspects of the company. Make strategic decisions per product line, and do not paint such broad strokes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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