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unclear how open source focus can grow a business (in 17 reviews)
I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)
Great if you are a political hack
If you can't make quota you are encouraged to steal from others in othe roffices
Direct management was very supportive in career development, work/life balance, and colaboration. There was plenty of room to move your career around in the company once you made the right contacts. The ability to work virtually was an excellent benifit.
You spent half your time fighting internal battles to try to get any work done. It was difficult sometimes to get to the right person to get the job done. Interal processes made it difficult to do business in a timely manner. Senior level management was disconnected with the field and placed importance on processes that weren't revenue generating and held no value.
Advice to Management
Get back in touch with your teams in the field so you can find out what they truly need to get business done. Stop implementing tools and processes then not follow through only to try again a few years later. It's a waste of time and training.
Great technology company, R&D are always thinking. They encourage remote telecommuting, maybe too much sometimes. Very “Green” Environment friendly. They encourage and promote volunteerism in the community.
Mediocrity is king. I do not know if it’s the constant bloodletting, but no one has any fire in the belly. They are lead by technology, and never ask the customer what they want or need. They create a piece of hardware and say, let the industry figure out how they want to use it? None of the business units talk or COOPERATE with each other. "Reliable" Internal data is impossible to come by, everyone can have their own web page and put any MISinformation they want out there, and product managers put NO information out there! Management is so focused on OPEX, they cut their nose off to spite their face.
Advice to Management
Wake up, talk to the CUSTOMER! Stop all the placating to cronies!
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