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  1. "Management needs to wake up and talk to the CUSTOMER! Stop all the placating to cronies!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SE Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SE Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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!


  2. "Good place to work for, despite some unneeded bureaucracy at management level"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy Job, not too much pressure. If you are not too career-focused you can stay there forever without working too hard. Good benefits, good colleagues, good fun, great technology products!

    Cons

    Very unclear career path, inconsistent quality of Senior Managers. Too focused on revenue reporting, not enough on profit margins.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the middle management bureaucracy - continue on delivering outstanding value to customers

  3. "Kick butt and have fun while helping customers solve tough challenges"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Sun Microsystems, you will find some of the best and brightest people in the industry, devoted to Sun's mission, and working incredibly hard to help our customers solve their toughest challenges.

    Cons

    The biggest downside of working at Sun Microsystems is the stock price :-)

    Advice to Management

    Focus on small building blocks and execute on them well and consistently. Don't boil the ocean.


  4. "Industry innovator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineering in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Engineering in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Innovative company across many different markets, fast paced, flexible working environment

    Cons

    Many hung up on hardware plays of the past. Awesome software but often gets down played that it works great on non-Sun hardware. Real lack of corporate marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in fresh blood from the outside in all areas of the company. Need to increase corporate marketing beyond senior exec blogs.


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