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Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "IT Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "What a shame"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Field Mktg Manger"

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  7. "Went nowhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sun was a pioneer at its time, responsible for a number of great innovations. Great place for engineers to learn systems.

    Cons

    Sun did not see what was coming. The leadership seemed to drink their own cool aid. For the longest time, they made fun of other companies, and did not notice Wintel eat their lunch.


  8. "Great place while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Some what average in career growth

    Cons

    revenues and profits declining each quarter


  10. "Always innovating, always leading."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Great industry, extremely hard working staff and great well known clients.

    Cons

    Product delivery isn't always smooth.


  11. "Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    nothing I could think about

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing



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