Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Work as mechanical designer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well train management, good working environment

    Cons

    It's hard to balance life and work


  2. Challenging Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Electronics Hardware Job in Germany, GA
    Current Employee - Electronics Hardware Job in Germany, GA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    because of good carrier in life

    Cons

    it gives in our life and future

    Advice to Management

    give upates of new job


  3. Awesome while it lasted

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

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, fun challenges, adventure

    Cons

    we didnt know how to run a business


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Technologist in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Business Technologist in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive Working environment Emphasized employee retention Resources allocated to training and advancement

    Cons

    company was continuously in flux Had a required class called "managing Change"

    Advice to Management

    Now that it has been absorbed into Oracle things should be fairly stable, but I hope it hasn't lost that cool vibe of caring for all the employees and valuing their contributions.


  6. Great place to work, too bad it's gone

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sun Microsystems was a really great place to work from many perspectives: real offices, with doors and walls that went to the ceilings, great corporate culture, its embrace of telecommuting, the beautiful (Rivermark) campus, above-average compensation.

    Cons

    I wish Sun's executives had been able to make the hard decisions (cutting people's pet but money-losing, non-strategic projects in favor of profitable or strategic projects) that were necessary to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Sun Microsystems is gone, so offering advice to management is kind of pointless now, isn't it?


  7. Was a Great Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Services Sales Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Services Sales Manager in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, excellent products and lots of passion to changing the world

    Cons

    Some of the executives could not understand what the company was about Tried to get into too many and different areas instead of focusing on core - i.e. StorageTek acquisition, buying middleware companies

    Advice to Management

    Too late to tell them anything


  8. QA Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - QA Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and I loved working there

    Cons

    Cannot think any. I wish they know how to make money

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. A very good place to work for non-college graduates

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    There is room to grow with the company.

    Cons

    Office culture was not all that great, as there is discrimination for those who are disenfranchised.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for second chances to those who have been disenfranchised due to past mistakes.


  10. Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Broomfield, CO

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, very casual

    Cons

    purchased by Oracle, so no longer around

    Advice to Management

    don't get purchased, but too late for that


  11. Software Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Solid leadership in software

    Cons

    Positioning software in a hardware focused company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work



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