Sun Microsystems
3.4 of 5 1,005 reviews
www.sun.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.4 1,005 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

Sun Microsystems CEO (Oracle) Lawrence J. Ellison

Lawrence J. Ellison

(77 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible working conditions, ability to work from home"
    in 210 reviews
  • "Great technology, lots of smart people and a good work life balance"
    in 116 reviews
Cons:
  • "Inexperienced senior management after Scott McNealy was no longer at the reins"
    in 75 reviews
  • "Upper management didn't know how to monetize"
    in 49 reviews
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    excellent

    Roc (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    Prosflexible, challenging,fun,fast paced,new,diversity,good as it gets....

    Constime management,unprofessional,boring,money, finished,mismanagement, gone, could have done more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpen, well managed, great place to work

    ConsBecame irrelevant in the market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An amazing company, much missed

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsEngineering driven organization that took good care of it's people. Lots of perks, great people, fun to work at.

    ConsEngineering driven organization that took bad care of it's products. Never really profitable outside it's core business of hardware.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSoftware is just as important as hardware.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience in Sun

    SQA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsFree, learn new techs, open, can work at home, life and work balance.

    ConsRevenue is declining, losing market, cannot saw X86 opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementTargeting to market, not tech

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Job I Ever Had

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLoved working at the Old Sun (Before Oracle)

    ConsNot many, but there were constant re-orgs... ;)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Still miss that great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbalanced life and work, work from home

    Conslack of vision, solaris is free

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Entering customer order information into database.

    Data Entry (Former Employee)
    Broomfield, CO

    ProsThe name of Sun Microsystem is recognizable by most tech savy people. I enjoy working in a fast paced work force that is creative and organized.

    ConsIt is harder for large corporations to create change that can be dynamic. Most corporations have a set path because it has been found to work for them.

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    Great company to work for! great projects, positive thinking, efficient and committed teams, great technologies

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetent co-workers, great atmosphere; excellent work-life balance, great benefits and compensation; great culture, a lot of satisfied and happy colleagues, large amount of freedom in your daily work, no micromanagement

    Conslack of focus, too engineering-driven, Sr management not be inspiring or innovative, no much space for initiatives, too much politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible working environment for employees

    ConsPoor executive decision making and financial management

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    No longer in business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, work from home

    ConsNot enough face time with teammates

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