Sun Microsystems - A shadow of it's self | Glassdoor
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"A shadow of it's self"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

very high tech design both in hw and sw

Cons

No leadership down to the director level
No common vision - each organization is busy covering it's ass
No sense of team
Antiquated tools

Advice to Management

Leadership comes from the top down. You can delegate it to the folks in the trenches

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. "Nice place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are smart employees, lots of support for tech professionals from management.
    Good benefits, strong growth opportunities, commitment to educating employees.

    Cons

    Business strategy is sometimes difficult to buy into.
    Direction of company can change quickly.
    Adaptation to new market conditions is sometimes slow.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growing into new, high margin areas. Apply the wealth of talent available based on what is most likely to grow the company long term.


  2. "Sun Microsystem needs to get a sales force that can bring in the hard sells."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sun Microsystems has a good line of products and has innovated products that could be of great value for many industries.

    Cons

    Too many products acquired from mergers and acquisitions that has spread support thin. Products that are not part of core compentancies. Sales force that does not get in and do hard sells and know the industries that could benefit from the products.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the product line. Don't give away products for free. Get a sales force that can get in an sell and challenge the competitors.

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