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"A great company that was"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Newark, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Newark, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great products, great people, great vision. This company lived cloud computing before it became a buzz word in the industry. Very good work life balance.

Cons

Failed to monetize the great ideas, ranging from Java to utility computing. Somewhere along the line, lost its leadership (especially after Scott left as the CEO). Failed to respond to changing markets.

Advice to Management

Probably too late...

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and motivated team, good IT management, good benefits, Work from Home,

    Cons

    outsourced application support model is not agile and increases time to delivery, no sabbatical for long term employees, vision for company not consistently communicated, travel limits due to cost constraints, uncertain future for company as it was acquired by Oracle

    Advice to Management

    don't out source core knowledge of apps


  2. "Sun was a great place to be a cowboy"

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    Former Employee - User Interface Designer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - User Interface Designer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sun offered developers and engineering staff independence, a creative environment, intelligent colleagues, access to high-end technology, and a great campus and working environment. There was a real commitment to quality software design.

    Cons

    The development process was often driven by marketing and engineering managers working at cross-purposes to one another. There was little support or fulfillment working on products that got cancelled. Ultimately it burned people out.

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