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Santa Clara, CA
10000+ employees
Oracle
1982
Company - Private
Unknown
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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

Sun Microsystems Reviews

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Sun Microsystems Co-CEO's Mark Hurd and Safra Catz
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    Former Employee - SSE3 in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - SSE3 in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sun was a enjoyable company to work for. Flexible and interested in your future. People were friendly and the product was dependable.

    Cons

    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.

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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)
Sun Microsystems photo of: English, Santa Clara, CA, (photo thanks to Google images, Some rights reserved)
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
    No Offer
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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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