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"Low morale, lot of internal politics"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

Pros

I worked for the Micro-electronics division. Pros would be flexible work culture, rooms instead of cubicles, easy going co-workers.

Cons

Lot of internal politics, in-efficient management, lengthy and often times flawed design cycles, non-convergence productization, low morale amongst engineers, non-competitive salaries.

Advice to Management

Boost the morale of the engineers by addressing their concerns, offering them competitive salaries.

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great company that was"

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    • Senior Management
    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...


  2. "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


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