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Working at Sun Microsystems in Santa Clara, CA: 13 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Santa Clara, CA Area

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On average, employees in Santa Clara, CA at Sun Microsystems give their company a 1.4 rating out of 5.0 based on 13, 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 Santa Clara, CA are Senior Engineering Managers submitting an average rating of 5.0 and Information Security Interns with a rating of 4.3.

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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 Santa Clara, CA: 13 Employee Reviews

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
Field Service Engineer
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

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Sun Microsystems (195)

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1.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is CareCore National (10)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,334)
Information Security Intern

"Awesome enviroment and people to work for."

Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 3.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Senior Supply Quality Engineer
Person You Work For 4.1 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Senior Technical Support Engineer

"I love Sun, but it has been struggling for the last decade so no real opportunities available."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Informal environment, flexibility, great access to the best technology in them market"

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

"Lost too many money... ."

Circuit Designer

"Good company but not profitable."

Senior Program Manager

"A sailors nightmare, a doomed sinking ship with a long haired Ahab at the wheel."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The vision of making tools for engineering a safer world."

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

"Keep your life in balance, expect to work hard but don't expect a lot of appreciation from management."

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

"Inbreeding of management. Many positions of management not earned by talent or effort."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't drink when you carry the company check book. You'll regret what you buy or who you slept with in the morning."

Senior Technical Writer

"I had a good experience until the supervisor was jealous of my good relations with the engineers. He thought that was his strong point and did not want anyone around with a similar strength."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"I liked the company and the way it was run, with the exception of my unit."

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

"It is a great company."

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

"I was never asked my opinion about what was going on in the Technical Writing Unit."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Interview the staff about supervisors."

Business Advisor

"Great place to work if advancing your career is not one of your priorities."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Great work and life balance. Great work from home program."

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

"Are they hiring Last I heard they plan to lay off folks. If you are getting hired get some quick real experience and jump out of the wagon as quick as you can."

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

"Career developement opportunities were scarce as company didn't grow for approximately 10 years."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management had a good plan early 90s, but later they lost focus and they ran into many non money generating industry buzzwords like open source and so forth. They had the greatest economy but management had no clue to how to make money out of it. They went after wrong priorities and unhealthy competition."

Field Service Engineer

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Field Service work."

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

"Don't even try."

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

"Incompetency of company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Quit."

Senior Staff Engineer

"Sun is in the process of being acquired by Oracle."

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

"Business situation is in question until Oracle acquisition complete."

Marketing Program Manager

"I enjoyed the challenges and cross-functional collaboration working at SUN"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The challenges of the job and learning new tools to effectively and efficiently do my job."

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

"It's a great company if you can 'ride the waves of change'"

IBIS Project Test Lead

"Company is in the process of being bought by Oracle"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The people."

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

"Hours--sometime 16 hours a day. Plus management has some serious problems."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Trust your employees versus going outside for some consultants opinion."

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