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"A sinking ship with limited new products and declining sales"

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great engineers with good ideas

Cons

Sinking Sales and stifling bureaucracy

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. "Good place for engineers"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very nice to engineers. flexible. innovative. good compensation.

    Cons

    bad upper management. don't understand software as a business


  2. "A great starting point"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Junior employees given advanced responsibilities
    Most business units staffed by thought-leaders in their verticals
    Employees given carte blanche to pursue their own initiatives
    Widespread adoption of work from home
    Most business units able to iterate rapidly

    Cons

    Highly political corporate culture with little meritocracy despite plethora of talent
    Little stability with most employees more preoccupied with job security than their actual job
    Bias towards engineering has never been married to successful sales execution
    Lack of brand awareness in SMB/SME/LE environments
    Executive leadership apparently bent on running company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    Quit and hand the reins over to people that know what they're doing

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