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4.3
Average Rating
(based on 59 Sun Microsystems Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.3
Growth Opportunities
3.9
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.4
Rewards You Receive
4.1
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.4
Work Setting
4.3
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Sun Microsystems Employee

"Good Company to work for in Clearwater."

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

"nice company,. but i moved"

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

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J2EE Support Engineer

"Excellent company... now owned by Oracle."

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

"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!!"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sun Microsystems Employee

"This company is no longer in existence."

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

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

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

"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."

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

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."

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

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"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Engineering Manager

"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"

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

"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"

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

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."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Software Engineer

"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."

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

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."

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

"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."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Sun Microsystems Reviews FAQs

Is Sun Microsystems a good company to work for?

Sun Microsystems has an overall rating of 4.3 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 59 Sun Microsystems Review Ratings left anonymously by Sun Microsystems employees, which is 10% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 98% of employees would recommend working at Sun Microsystems.

Does Sun Microsystems pay their employees well?

Sun Microsystems employees earn $95,000 annually on average, or $46 per hour, which is 44% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 6 Sun Microsystems employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Sun Microsystems Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Sun Microsystems?

98% of employees would recommend working at Sun Microsystems with the overall rating of 4.3 out of 5. Employees also rated Sun Microsystems 4.3 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.1 for Rewards You Receive, 3.9 for Growth Opportunities and 4.2 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Sun Microsystems?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Sun Microsystems is a Director of Professional Services at $250,000 annually. Browse Sun Microsystems Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Sun Microsystems?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Sun Microsystems is a Advisor at $17,000 annually. Browse Sun Microsystems Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Sun Microsystems?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Sun Microsystems to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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