Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent co-workers that were smart, competent, and fun to work with

    Cons

    Greed and self-centered attitudes were very prominent at Sun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just live to move up the ladder, work with people with the perspective that every day counts, not just the future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. technical foresight with a business model that's less then ideal

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great engineering people, great minds, fun to work with and learn from

    Cons

    quite a bit of organizational waste, lack of proper execution

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Sun

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    Current Employee - Programmer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small company feel in a big company.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Engineers call the shots resulting in products for engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. excellent

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    Current Employee - Roc in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Roc in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company to work for ( now owned by Oracle).

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Newark, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Opportunities abound to be involved in cross-functional team to learn the company operations. Company encouraged employee development and mobility.

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Lack of leadership

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, good people to work with

    Cons

    Poor salaries, bungling by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point now! Oracle is hopefully doing a better job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. The best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    Open, well managed, great place to work

    Cons

    Became irrelevant in the market

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Very interesting place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    I got to be on some great projects due to my subject-matter expertise.

    Cons

    Managers often were individual contributors with people reporting to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late!

  10. An amazing company, much missed

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Software is just as important as hardware.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Best Job I Ever Had

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Loved working at the Old Sun (Before Oracle)

    Cons

    Not many, but there were constant re-orgs... ;)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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