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"Great environment for engineers"

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Former Employee - Director in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Director in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Sun was a fantastic environment for engineers, run by engineers. The company created a collaborative and supportive culture in which innovation was valued and recognized.

Cons

Unfortunately no-one at Sun could really figure out how to build a sustainable technology business, and compensated by allowing many projects to proceed in the hope that something would work.

Advice to Management

Focus and follow-through were required--we tried to do too much with too little commitment, and ended up falling short compared to competitors who were very good at the few things they did well.

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Microsystems

  1. "4"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good work and life balance.

    Cons

    You can be working silo for years

    Advice to Management

    try and make some money from inventions.


  2. "The final days before the Oracle acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can do environment, great work from home program, lots of areas to make a difference. Ability to work in an office close to home!

    Cons

    Force to push dead and dieing products. Constant management and strategy changes. At the end before the acquisition, all seamed hopeless!

    Advice to Management

    Sun has been acquired by Oracle and Sun has left many of their core constituents behind. Oracle should continue to nurture the Open Storage, Java and Open Solaris communities.

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