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Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. "Went nowhere"

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    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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Good"

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    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


  4. "Always innovating, always leading."

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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.


  5. "Developer"

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    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


  6. "Fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great community who were better than the opportunity.

    Cons

    Too much heavy process; hard to turn the battleship.


  7. "ADM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent earning potential and benefits.

    Cons

    Executive leadership not in tune with market.

  8. "nice culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Employee friendly, great work life balance

    Cons

    Too big, slow to adopt change


  9. "Senior Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company
    "To ask permission is to seek denial" motto
    Great relationship with senior management

    Cons

    Company missed advent of open source software and commodity components
    Overestimated sales and growth
    Spent too much money on infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Company sold to Oracle


  10. "R&D research"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and support from leadership

    Cons

    not one complaint, management is great

    Advice to Management

    continue the support, makes people love their jobs


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