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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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    Good place to work for, despite some unneeded bureaucracy at management level

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Easy Job, not too much pressure. If you are not too career-focused you can stay there forever without working too hard. Good benefits, good colleagues, good fun, great technology products!

    Cons

    Very unclear career path, inconsistent quality of Senior Managers. Too focused on revenue reporting, not enough on profit margins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the middle management bureaucracy - continue on delivering outstanding value to customers

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    Kick butt and have fun while helping customers solve tough challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    At Sun Microsystems, you will find some of the best and brightest people in the industry, devoted to Sun's mission, and working incredibly hard to help our customers solve their toughest challenges.

    Cons

    The biggest downside of working at Sun Microsystems is the stock price :-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on small building blocks and execute on them well and consistently. Don't boil the ocean.

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    Industry innovator

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineering  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Engineering in New York, NY

    Pros

    Very Innovative company across many different markets, fast paced, flexible working environment

    Cons

    Many hung up on hardware plays of the past. Awesome software but often gets down played that it works great on non-Sun hardware. Real lack of corporate marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to bring in fresh blood from the outside in all areas of the company. Need to increase corporate marketing beyond senior exec blogs.

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