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Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. "R&D research"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Group Product Marketing Managee"

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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!

  3. "Intern"

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    • 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.


  4. "Business Analyst"

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    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.


  5. "Test Technician IV"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Meridian, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Positive atmosphere. Always a positive team feel. Didn't feel like anyone was more or less important than anyone else.

    Cons

    Getting bought out by Oracle was a pretty huge con, as my group was cut due to being redundant.

    Advice to Management

    Since they no longer exist as a company, I don't think any advice I give is warranted.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Architect
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Architect
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sun Mic was the best company, I have worked at. Love the people and the culture. I really enjoyed my time there & learned tremendously from my managers, peers. It was a very enriching experience. I would say, it was the mothership for many Silicon Valley companies. And, way more valuable than a Havard MBA.

    Cons

    Got acquired by the Reds. Need I say more. The culture shock was enormous and micro management by the new owner.

    Advice to Management

    Great company. Empower employees to make great decisions for all stakeholders.

  8. "PD Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great facilitates. ESPP. SunEd was nice for keeping up with certifications and new products lines. My direct manager was very good.

    Cons

    Treated like an assembly line worker. Management obsessed with metrics. Too reliant on proprietary technology.


  10. "work at SUN"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    may be a good brand name

    Cons

    Some groups are hard to work with them.


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