Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated Dec 21, 2020

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4.1
76%
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Sun Microsystems Co-CEO's Mark Hurd and Safra Catz
Mark Hurd and Safra Catz
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "But Sun was novel in many areas such as company-wide work from home policies before it became trendy(in 212 reviews)

  • "Great Technology, Good people, good work/life balance(in 129 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management never saw the threats to their business model(in 76 reviews)

  • "Upper management became disinterested, was spending too much on selling their selves rather than promoting the company for the future(in 49 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Business Development in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    I loved working here it was awesome

    Cons

    Got furloughed due to Covid

  2. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Was a great place to work and innovate

    Cons

    Miss it since Oracle is very Sales focussed


  3. "Na"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Good Work place great technology

    Cons

    Salary is good easy to work

  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training programs, mentoring, leadership coaching

    Cons

    Does not pay like new age tech companies

  5. "Great Technology, Management woes"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Storage Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Technology, Good people, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, management didn't appreciate hard work, and was to top down focused, didn't listen well to employees or customers

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  6. "Work hard and get ahead"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Management in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great organization, great people and flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is an "not invented here" mentality which means, if you're not in an engineering group....then maybe your contributions as discounted

  7. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good working environment. Mostly friendly people

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about Sun

  8. "A Good Place To Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great group of smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Chasing too many business opportunities outside of core business creates a lack of focus.

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  9. "required"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Tech Lead 

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    gone, not much to say about

    Cons

    ok, not much to say about

  10. "Miss a great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company believed in growing their employees. There were lots of opportunities to be promoted within job, laterally or upward.

    Cons

    Some managers needs to look at their employee as individuals with different needs and not group them based on whether peers want same development.

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