Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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  1. I wish I could have worked there forever.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Outstanding management. Passionate, empowered employees.

    Cons

    Executives unable to communicate a compelling vision for the company


  2. Good company

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    new company that does have alot of work.

    Cons

    Superintendant sucks and does not help.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a better superintendant.


  3. Enriching experience---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learnt log of best practices------------------------------------------------------------------

    Cons

    Being a big company, had to deal with lot of beurocracy

    Advice to Management

    Too late to advice, company not in business any more


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  5. Painter 43yrs experience painting everything you name it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not that difficult print reading masking seems pretty simple if you know what your doing.match my chip

    Cons

    No price estimation in house don't let prints fool you ha ha

    Advice to Management

    If your not painting parts in house your loosing$$$$. I painted and matched texture on parts from chips from you IBM and manny other company's I don't any more just a suggestion


  6. Respectful of employees

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At Sun, staff treated with respect - from IT to secretaries to engineers. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sun: not the best strategic vision. Not the best linkage between marketing and engineering.


  7. 2009 Rating

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sun Microsystems was one of those companies that a person can look back upon and say, "those were the good ol' days." The culture was very good, the work was interesting and the pay was on par with the industry. No, it wasn't perfect. What company is? But Sun was novel in many areas such as company-wide work from home policies before it became trendy. It was a sad day when they were acquired. Many Sun-Alumni will agree that our network is still strong and supportive of one another. When you come across someone who used to work at Sun, even if you never worked with her before, a knowing smile will come across your face as you remember your time there.

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes didn't listen to new or novel ways to grow the market.


  8. It was wonderful to be employed at Sun Mircosystems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment was excellent, fun

    Cons

    too many laid offs at Sun


  9. Great company to work for..

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Simply one of the best companies to work for simply one reason: They fostered a culture where everyone would help each other out.

    Cons

    This company did not last longer.

    Advice to Management

    Hat's off to you Scott and team - what an amazing ride.


  10. Great company gone bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was acquired by Oracle. It was a great place to work for. Innovative company. Globally dispersed workforce. Flexibility to work from anywhere. Strongly encouraged working from home or remote cutting down on operational cost for the company

    Cons

    Slow to adopt to new market trend. Inconsistent leadership direction. Compensation was on par with market. But struggled to keep the talent due to constant decline in its market position. Benefits were on par with most orgnaizations in the industry


  11. good place for R&D, weak management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many talented people who enjoy their work

    Cons

    Many projects lack business focus



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