I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 10 years)
Sun was a enjoyable company to work for. Flexible and interested in your future. People were friendly and the product was dependable.
Upper management became disinterested, was spending too much on selling their selves rather than promoting the company for the future.
Advice to Management
Pay more attention to the market shares that are changing. Research and Development can prove to be a advantageous tool.
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Sun Microsystems (Aurora, CO) in March 2016.
Had phone screen two weeks after applying online. Follow-up one week later. Another phone interview happened 5 days after second phone interview. Finally had a live interview after 3 weeks. Seems like a slow process. Actual interview lasted 2 hours.