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Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated December 2, 2017
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  1. "Information security specialist"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Jose, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leveraged variety of experiences in problem resolutions

    Cons

    Diversification in overall in problem resolution

    Advice to Management

    Very open minded


  2. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Decent working hours most of the time.

    Cons

    No growth prospects for ever.

  3. "Engineer Comments on Oracle Santa Clara"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free soda, great gym, great cafeteria, very smart coworkers, great for new college grads.

    Cons

    For senior folks, limited career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Offer senior folks more opportunities for bettering their technical background in different areas.


  4. "Hardware design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment ad culture

    work with industry top talents

    Cons

    salary increase is low if you work in the company for a long time


  5. "work at SUN"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    may be a good brand name

    Cons

    Some groups are hard to work with them.


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hour are good some nights

    Cons

    Salary could be much better


  7. "always great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment with excellent work spirit

    Cons

    Sometimes Hard to handle work

  8. "Java developer"

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    Current Contractor - Java Developer
    Current Contractor - Java Developer
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work with, they have got best teams and follow good work ethics.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative experiences


  9. "Great company!!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Morale initiatives such as happy hour and snack bar. Great training and excellent managers.

    Cons

    Often numbers do not reveal the entire story. Management reviews focus on numbers instead of business impact.

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to offer such a talented pool of leaders.


  10. "Heads-up"

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    Current Freelancer - Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Freelancer - Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Have received prospective employment positions.

    Cons

    Don't have to be a nerd.

    Advice to Management

    Seeking next platforms that are taking shape in the Computer Industry.


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