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Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Enterprise Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding fellow sales executives and customer care teams.

    Cons

    Turnover rate of support engineers.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits. Treats good care of employees

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  3. "Great place while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Very collaborative.

    Cons

    Acquired by Oracle. Enough said.


  4. "Test Technician IV"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician IV in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Test Technician IV in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open door, your opinion matters, opportunities for increased responsibility

    Cons

    Good ol' boy system for promotions


  5. "PD Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and good ego system

    Cons

    Product/business not doing good at that time

    Advice to Management

    After bought by Oracle, I think the business is much better


  6. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Distinguished Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Distinguished Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, smart people on a mission

    Cons

    Big company slow moving deliberate

    Advice to Management

    Integrate acquisitions faster


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, would highly recommend. Growth potential to employees who want to work hard. Perspective of sales person.

    Cons

    Can be difficult in not willing to give your all.

  8. "SW Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    was an excellent company to work for

    Cons

    acquired - not sure of current status

    Advice to Management

    still set the standards - esp java


  9. "Great company in its day"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you love technology, Sun was a great place to work. There was an engineering culture second to none, and you got the experience of working for a company that understood that when you make the market bigger, that benefits you. It's seen as a failure now, but really was just playing a longer game than the market had tolerance for.

    Cons

    Politics. Insane politics. The California side of the company - particularly the non-technical management - was more like kindergarteners bashing each other in the head with rocks. Getting pulled into someone's office for them to try to enlist you in helping get their boss fired so they could take his job happened to me. Just awful.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell the company to Oracle. Oops, I guess it's too late for that. A lot of worthwhile technology went down the drain at that point.


  10. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multi cultural, good work environment, high energy

    Cons

    Too large a company. Lacks being dynamic

    Advice to Management

    Keep the same


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