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Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. "Finance Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Awesome management! The work was challenging.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons that I can think of.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company run with engineering mindset

    Cons

    See Pros. Didn't know how to make money or grow business

  3. "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


  4. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, not there anymore.

    Cons

    They no longer exist but it was a hoot while they lasted.

    Advice to Management

    Buy low, sell high.


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    "Program Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Team environment; clear paths for advancement

    Cons

    very little warning for changes

    Advice to Management

    Geography does not dictate ability


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    "IT Professional"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for

    Cons

    Oracle bought Sun and closed us down


  7. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility of work life balance was excellent even though the demands and expectations were high.

    Cons

    There were some challenges around having a manager located in Scotland - an 8 hour time difference.

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    "What a shame"

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    Former Employee - Director of Program Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Program Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products,good environment, good people

    Cons

    Oracle takesover and ruins it, enuf said


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    "Field Mktg Manger"

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing Team, challenging work, flexible work from home, no micro-managing

    Cons

    Re-orgs happened too often, got acquired by Oracle


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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    It was a great company to work

    Cons

    No significant cons for this company


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