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On average, employees at Sun Microsystems give their company a 4.2 rating out of 5.0 - which is 10% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Sun Microsystems employees are Enterprise Architects submitting an average rating of 5.0 and Technical Support Engineers with a rating of 4.8. Browse Sun Microsystems Reviews by Job Title →

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Average Rating
(based on 54 Sun Microsystems Review Ratings)
Company Culture 4.3
Growth Opportunities 3.8
People You Work With 4.4
Person You Work For 4.3
Rewards You Receive 4.0
Support You Get 4.2
Way You Work 4.4
Work Setting 4.3

158 Sun Microsystems Company Reviews and Ratings


Anonymous Employee
Posted 4 months ago in Menlo Park, CA

"Sun was a great place to work before it fell off the cliff in the dot com implosion. No wonder that Oracle bought them, it was impossible to compete with Red Hat after Scott killed Solaris x86 in the late 1990's. I would be interested to know how former Sun folks are doing at Oracle. The cultural differences between the two companies is palpable!!"

Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Support You Get 2 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Person You Work For 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 5 months ago

"This company is no longer in existence."

Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

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3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (4,068)
Junior Technical Writer
Posted 6 months ago in Fremont, CA

"Sun Microsystems, Inc. Business Department specializes in Information Technology. Formal and educated employees to team with."

Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Operations Engineering Manager
Posted last year in Newark, CA

"Great company culture and people are encouraged to come up with new ideas."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Great work environment that allows managers to manage their departments how they deem effectively and still get the desired results."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to learn a lot and at a very fast pace."

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Big companies are harder to make changes in a short amount of time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep listening to the people and encourage the openness from employees. The people are the strength of the company."

Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5

Average Sun Microsystems Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $4
Enterprise Architect
Posted last year in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Productivity and challenge. This enabled me of to rapidly develop significant product components and solutions."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company was bought by Oracle. The culture of the two companies are quite different for any comment to be really useful."

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Greater attention to profitability as a standalone enterprise. Sun was later bought by Oracle."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"May be it is too late to suggest a closer emphasis on profit centers, such as Professional Services, where I worked."

Support You Get 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Manager
Posted last year in San Jose, CA

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Was faced paced, cutting edge technology. It was a fun atmosphere, but sometimes demanding schedules required us to spend a a lot of time at work"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show enthusiasm, Be energetic and willing to learn. Be positive and confident!"

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The business at Sun Microsystems slumped about every 5 years due to a challenging economy"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try to reduce material costs to reduce the costs of the end product"

People You Work With 3 / 5 Support You Get 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Person You Work For 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Senior Engineering Manager
Posted last year in Santa Clara, CA

"Awesome company to work for"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Awesome people and culture, great benefits, great facilities, I love this company"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"good communication skillsgood technology backgroundgood leadership qualitiesopen mind"

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Bad business decisions focussing on technology rather than on the market opportunity"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Look at the market and how to seize it, rather than focussing primarily on open source technology"

Support You Get 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Manager
Posted last year in Menlo Park, CA

"Sun Microsystems was the best employer in Silicon Valley. Sun cared."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Sun cared about their employees. I have never worked for such a fabulous company before or after in my life."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Sun is now Oracle, no longer a company. Too bad!"

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Nothing. Sun was a wonderful company to work for and I would work there again if I could."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To listen to their staff. Help them to feel heard"

Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Engineering Manager
Posted last year in Menlo Park, CA

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Collaboration, creativity and the freedom to develop product that customers want."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company was sold because it lacked the focus to adopt to new realties."

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Losing money and changing direction without a clear strategy to succeed."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Figure out a strategy and focus on execution that supports the needs of the customer. IP development and all vertical integration requires lots of capital that can't be matched by using other capabilities from the horizontal market such as using Intel's CPUs Vs SPARC."

Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
Posted last year in Mountain View, CA

"I stay focus on my work."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"I believe wholeheartedly in personal & professional growth and anything fun."

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Work is work there is nothing to like or dislike."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing. Managers are simply humans who are as unique as myself and others."

Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Sales Account Executive
Posted this month in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Strategic Selling is a great job. Meeting and presenting to CEO's CFO's and giants in the industry is an adreneline event every time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Inside contacts are always advised with this company since it's important to have help guiding your resume to the right desktops. Linkedin is advised."

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"95% travel is a tough job to maintain for a long period of time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Well, they're Oracle now, so they're all working for Larry Ellison. I'm sure the culture is different but the sales jobs for the software guys needs support."

Way You Work 4 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Area Sales Manager
Posted 2 years ago in Long Beach, CA

"While at ClearEdge Power, I enjoyed selling the product."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The company downsized their salesforce however while working there my manager was well respected and knew his products."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company is in restructure mode so I don't have any suggestions at this time."

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The product was not performing to spec, which made it difficult to sell to the public."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get the product working to spec before offering the product to the businesses."

Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Engineer
Posted 2 years ago in Monrovia, CA

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Good learning experience and growth for my career and development"

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"micro management is one thing I would like to avoid in company I work"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"create an environment which is favorable to all the employees"

Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Quality Engineer
Posted 2 years ago in Broomfield, CO

"Best company to work for ever."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The company was very productive. The accomplished tasks in a quick and timely fashion with a minimum amount of managerial overview and investment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"None. This company is now a Oracle company and seems to be functioning a little differently."

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Nothing. This company was AMAZING and helped the employee accomplish their goals any way possible."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None. This company was a JOY to work for and helped one gain much information about any area they needed or wanted information about. They were very helpful when the need was immediate and pertained to immediate job task duty completion."

Company Culture 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Senior Engineering Manager
Posted 2 years ago in Menlo Park, CA

"I enjoyed the fast pace and working on great technology"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The people I worked with, the technology, and contributions that shaped the industry."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Sun expects the best from it's employees, so enjoy working with the best."

What don't you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Adapting to organization re-orgs was always a challenge until the new direction was established."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Thanks for all the innovations and don't forget, The Network is the Computer."

Support You Get 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
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