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Working at Sun Microsystems in Menlo Park, CA: 26 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Menlo Park, CA Area

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On average, employees in Menlo Park, CA at Sun Microsystems give their company a 0.8 rating out of 5.0 based on 26, whereas overall Average Rating of Sun Microsystems is 4.3 out of 5.0 based on 195 Sun Microsystems Review Ratings. The happiest Sun Microsystems employees in Menlo Park, CA are Managers submitting an average rating of 4.3 and Senior Engineering Managers with a rating of 5.0.

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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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Working at Sun Microsystems in Menlo Park, CA: 26 Employee Reviews

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
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

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

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Sun Microsystems (195)

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3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,334)
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 Engineering Manager

"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."

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
Technical Architect
Person You Work For 4.1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Member of Technical Staff

"Sun was the best place I've ever worked."

Senior Staff Engineer

"Company killed by incompetent management."

EMC Design Engineer

"Interesting review"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"good people, good projects, good manager."

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

"I don't know."

Program Manager

"Great place to work."

Senior Hardware Engineer

"Three reasons for working at Sun: 1. passion, 2. passion and 3. passion."

Technical Support Engineer

"Good company to work."

Program Manager

"I enjoyed working at Sun Microsystems."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Fast paced environment and open opportunities."

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

"Sun Microsystems was not doing well financially."

Hardware Manager

"great place"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Enjoyed it"

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

"Recent downsizings"

Designer

"The best contracting position I have worked."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Again, the people. It was refreshing to work on a team internationally distributed.Scrums were efficient and lively."

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

"Be yourself."

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

"Nothing at all."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Thank you."

Senior Technical Writer

"Sun was a good place to work."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Front-line management was highly competent; excellent attention to work/life balance."

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

"Business instability due to slow adaptability to changing business needs; top-heavy organization makes change glacial."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Smaller, leaner, faster."

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