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Sun Microsystems Overview

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Santa Clara, CA
10000+ employees
Oracle
1982
Company - Private
Unknown
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft
Sun Microsystems makes sure networks shine. A leading maker of UNIX-based servers used to power corporate computer networks and Web sites, it also makes workstation computers and disk- and tape-based storage systems. Sun's computers utilize the ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, collegial atmosphere, intelligent coworkers and smart, effective managers.

    Cons

    In the final years, the top management lost their way and focused too hard on giving away the company crown jewels -- Solaris OS code -- for free.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give away your patented technology for free!

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Sun Microsystems Photos

Sun Microsystems photo of: High above Sun Microsystems headquarters, Santa Clara, California. (Photo attributed to USGS orthographic aerial photography)
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Sun Microsystems photo of: Sun/Oracle Courtyard in 2002 looking toward cafeteria
Sun Microsystems photo of: Sun/Oracle Courtyard in 2002 looking toward gym and bridge
Sun Microsystems photo of: Office Buildings 21 and 22 at Sun Microsystems in Santa Clara (Photo attributed to Coolcaesar - licensed under the CCL Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 & GFDL, version 1.2)
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Sun Microsystems Interviews

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aurora, CO
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Sun Microsystems (Aurora, CO) in March 2016.

    Interview

    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.

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Sun Microsystems Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
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