Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. It was wonderful to be employed at Sun Mircosystems

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment was excellent, fun

    Cons

    too many laid offs at Sun


  2. Great company to work for..

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  3. Great company gone bad

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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


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  5. good place for R&D, weak management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many talented people who enjoy their work

    Cons

    Many projects lack business focus


  6. No longer in business after Oracle purchased

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    remote work was acceptable at company

    Cons

    Oracle purchased and they went out of business


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    A great company reduced to ashes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Innovative products.

    Cons

    Misguided senior management. No checks and balances on costs. Lack of acuity in vision and execution.


  8. Great place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Executive Manager (Sales) in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Client Executive Manager (Sales) in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money great group of people best Tech Overall Great place to work

    Good pay and benefits and great colleagues, even if they are spread across the globe. Good work / life balance exists,

    Cons

    Lots of management reshuffling and churn at the top, which results in continuous reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Bring Scott McNeally Back!


  9. Best work environment I've ever experienced!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open culture, fresh and passionate

    Cons

    Too many products and sales can't create enough demand

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the little things that makes Sun the best developmental company in the valley, see how many executives are Sun Alumni!


  10. Director, Data Storage Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Good Training
    Known and respected company

    Cons

    Too Big
    Lots of overlap
    Overall a good company to work for


  11. Great! If Sun still existed, I'd still be working there! You also got to work remotely.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing & Sales Enablement Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Marketing & Sales Enablement Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had wonderful co-workers and managers, and got fantastic experience working on a variety of projects.

    Cons

    Management seemed "disorganized" and "unfocused" at times. It was also hard to get any continuity going on projects because there were so many reorgs.

    Advice to Management

    If you'd focused on business at hand, Sun might never have been acquired by Oracle.



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