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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. "Fun while it lasted"

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


  2. "ADM"

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


  3. "nice culture"

    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

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Employee friendly, great work life balance

    Cons

    Too big, slow to adopt change


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  5. "Senior Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On par with industry, solid benefits

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to get things done.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Liked me so much I contracted with them after I got laid off."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Division Logistics in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Division Logistics in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The People. I loved working there.

    Cons

    The People. I miss them. Freakin' Oracle Merger!


  8. "R&D research"

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


  9. "Group Product Marketing Managee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open, collaborative working environment, encouraging innovations and new ideas.

    Cons

    Lack of full attention to customer needs & requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Customer is ALWAYS right, period!


  10. "Intern"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and smart co-workers who are nice and smart

    Cons

    Don't get paid much as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like it was better before oracle.


  11. "Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit and vacation policy. Good management team, work from home policy also helps family work life balance

    Cons

    Due to growth, many of the internal systems are antiquated and salary is not as competitive as it could be

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that you are rewarding on performance only and stay current with competitive salaries to ensure employee retention.



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