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Pros
  • But Sun was novel in many areas such as company-wide work from home policies before it became trendy (in 212 reviews)

  • Employee friendly, great work life balance (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • unclear how open source focus can grow a business (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "work at SUN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  3. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Heads-up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Enriching experience---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learnt log of best practices------------------------------------------------------------------

    Cons

    Being a big company, had to deal with lot of beurocracy

    Advice to Management

    Too late to advice, company not in business any more


  7. "Alright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got a good pay, and a good experience

    Cons

    Horrible bosses, hard to do

    Advice to Management

    Do a bit better


  8. "Challenging Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Electronics Hardware Job in Germany, GA
    Current Employee - Electronics Hardware Job in Germany, GA

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

    Pros

    because of good carrier in life

    Cons

    it gives in our life and future

    Advice to Management

    give upates of new job


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    "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Technologist in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Business Technologist in Broomfield, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive Working environment
    Emphasized employee retention
    Resources allocated to training and advancement

    Cons

    company was continuously in flux
    Had a required class called "managing Change"

    Advice to Management

    Now that it has been absorbed into Oracle things should be fairly stable, but I hope it hasn't lost that cool vibe of caring for all the employees and valuing their contributions.


  10. "Sun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small company feel in a big company.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Engineers call the shots resulting in products for engineers.


  11. "excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roc in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Roc in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible, challenging,fun,fast paced,new,diversity,good as it gets....

    Cons

    time management,unprofessional,boring,money, finished,mismanagement, gone, could have done more


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