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"Great job for a fresh out of college student: given opportunities for growth both in the company and in personal life."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH
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Pros

The salary was satisfying and there are a lot of things to learn within the company as well as opportunities to learn new technologies. Especially for a fresh out of college student Sun offers lots of new opportunities and they allow you time to fit in with the culture within the company. With recent Sun acquisitions there are very many new opportunities, especially within the MySQL departments.

Cons

There are a lot of management levels and sometimes communication can sometimes be extraneous. Also, some of the cooler, better jobs are only available within the big Sun locations and there are not very many engineering locations. Most locations are sales and support.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what your are corrently doing and giving employees time and space to learn and grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. "Rewarding and Frustrating at the same time."

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Sun is the ability to work from home. This saves me quite a bit of time and money each month. Having young children at home the flexible work hours is also a big plus.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at Sun include the frequent reorganizations we seem to go through every year. Each time this happens it's very distracting for all in the company and it usually takes a couple of months for everyone to get back into their new roles and responsibilities following each reorganization. The depressed stock price is also a frustrating factor.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in advertising to promote Sun. Do a better job of explaining our strategy to existing and potential new customers.


  2. "If you want to enjoy work - work for Sun - if you want to make money, look else where..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, recognizing deliverable completed. Good friendly environment, very supportive for most of it, though there always are some bad apples in any bag.

    Cons

    Overall strategy is a bit cloudy - it really competes across the spectrum of silicon valley companies - but that is not secret. If it could focus on execution on some of the core strategies... personally, I think there are too many people still...

    Advice to Management

    See above. Company needs to assess core strategy based on the strength and weakness it already has - it cannot bolster all weakness across the board for all the strategies it has. A little focus, and reward for well executed strategy will go a long way.

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