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"Nepotism and low pay signify work culture here"

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Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Good exposure to new stuff
- Depending on the boss, you might not have too much micromanagement
- It all depends on the group

Cons

- No pay raises
- No standard compensation strucuture
- Too much middle management
- Upper management clueless of whats going on

Advice to Management

- Upper management needs to understand why the revenue is so screwed up
- Dont take 20 Million home for yourself and lay off 10000 people, its just bad karma.

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. "It was a great ride....."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work (work from home or the office).
    Great benefits (matching 401K, health coverage - not much by way of bonuses now, but when Sun was profitable, they were very generous.
    Company was built on a lot of bright, talented, hardworking employees.

    Cons

    Senior Management doesn't seem to be making good decisions lately.
    If you want to work 80 hr weeks, they will let you....

    Advice to Management

    Re-engage. Talk and more importantly, LISTEN to your employees. Get rid of the deadwood, not the folks that helped create Sun's foundation - thanks for the memories...


  2. "Sun Microsystems"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pro’s – Used to be a great company, salaries and benefits were good, great facilities for fitness

    Cons

    Since the beginning of 2007, this ship has been sinking fast. No innovation in quite some time. Compensation and stock have been slim to none. Management has seemed lost and cannot direct the ship. Then in April of 2009, Oracle announced they were purchasing Sun. Management has basically checked out since the announcement.

    Advice to Management

    For new Oracle mgmt, listen to the folks who do the work before making drastic changes and cuts to products and programs. Since Oracle is a software company, some people will make wrong decisions when they don’t know much about hardware products.

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