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"A great place to work."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Work from home 100% of the time
40 hour work week
limited management engagement
few nights, weekends, or early mornings

Cons

low stock price for years
low morale
too many employees in certain areas
need fresh blood in top management soon

Advice to Management

Not much to say anymore. It would have been nice to reposition company as tech leader with high sales and stock price to match.

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. "Sun was a great place to work , but Jonathan messed everything up!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home program- The best in the industry!
    Very professional
    Very smart and creative employees
    Diverse

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    You have to be someone's crony to get promoted!
    Lay off people and give the remaining employees more work -- Ridiculous!
    Lay off, after lay off, morale sucked last year

    Advice to Management

    Thanks God Oracle purchased Sun, there is hope


  2. "It is not what it used to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, work from home

    Cons

    Poor management decision making, endless series of budget cuts and reductions have left us cut to the bone. There are important roles which are impossibly understaffed, no focus on process improvement and quality. I presume the lack of focus on getting better at how we do what we do goes back to the endless series of cuts. It is hard to invest in improvement when you start by reducing the budgets.

    I've seen some ridiculous stuff - like governance teams giving a project idea the go ahead and then saying they have no money to fund it. And then - they tell the Program Manager good luck, do what you can.

    Damnable and ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Oracle may not be perfect but they'll make money out of us one way or another.

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