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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. "Great work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distinguished Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Distinguished Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, smart people on a mission

    Cons

    Big company slow moving deliberate

    Advice to Management

    Integrate acquisitions faster


  2. "boss"

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

    Pros

    Awesome work great people staff

    Cons

    Mgmt maybe more training future


  3. "Lie, Cheat & Steal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great if you are a political hack

    Cons

    If you can't make quota you are encouraged to steal from others in othe roffices


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  5. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, would highly recommend. Growth potential to employees who want to work hard. Perspective of sales person.

    Cons

    Can be difficult in not willing to give your all.


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People matter which isn't common these days.

    Cons

    Not much growth available because it's a dying organization.

    Advice to Management

    Focus


  7. "SW Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    was an excellent company to work for

    Cons

    acquired - not sure of current status

    Advice to Management

    still set the standards - esp java


  8. "SSE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SSE3 in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - SSE3 in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sun was a enjoyable company to work for. Flexible and interested in your future. People were friendly and the product was dependable.

    Cons

    Upper management became disinterested, was spending too much on selling their selves rather than promoting the company for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the market shares that are changing. Research and Development can prove to be a advantageous tool.


  9. "Good work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    - flexible work environment
    -

    Cons

    - not fast paced
    - slow growth


  10. "Evaluation Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Half Moon Bay, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Half Moon Bay, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They're actually were no Pros. Not on the same page . . .

    Cons

    No one was on the same page . . . Everyone, everywhich way, not in a unified direction no communication twixt Sales & Marketing.


  11. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in. Busy work schedule.

    Cons

    Too many dweeb managers with no people handling skills.

    Advice to Management

    Cut number of mid-level management, cut back on the amount of meetings.



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