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"Partly sunny - partly cloudy"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Cant say there any "good" reasons at the present other than the fact that this company generally cares about its employees and treats them well. It was more so under Scott McNealy

Cons

Lack of opportunity, aging products and lay-offs around every corner!

Advice to Management

Stop retreading the middle managers that have not performed and better/greater accountability for these managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. "Good place to work, but you must stay on top of layoffs and overall business climate."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work location including work from home is a big advantage. Sun is very flexible that way, and the Bay Area campus' are nicely setup if you need to go to one for a meeting or just want to work from one. Benefits and compensation are good, and fairness/respect for individuals is a key benefit.

    Cons

    Layoffs are pretty frequent. Now due to economic downturn the announced layoffs may be only the start. Naturally working from home can have implications and is not for everyone, but if you like it, Sun is very good. Downsides are that there is still a culture of Microsoft being the "evil empire", although that has been tempered of late. The problem is that most MS products are not allowed.

    At present Sun has had too much revenue expectation on large servers, and the economy is saying go to more smaller ones. This presents some business challenges for Sun today. The challenges are met presently with layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees informed, and trim middle management where possible.


  2. "Sun will shine again"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Support Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Support Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great technologies and innovation
    -A think tank of extremely smart people
    -Working with some of the most high profile and greatest customers Worldwide
    -Flexible work from home program
    -Great amenities at the major campuses (cafe, gym..etc.)

    Cons

    -Bureaucratic - To many levels of management

    Advice to Management

    -Stop laying off frontline workers, and start laying off Senior and Middle Management.
    -Give pay raises to underpaid top performers.

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