Company Menu
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4.2
Average Rating
(based on 58 Sun Microsystems Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.3
Growth Opportunities
3.9
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.1
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.4
Work Setting
4.3
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Senior Test Engineer
in Sunnyvale, CA

"To the point."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Cutting edge, state of art."

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

"Be young, and willing to work hard and not plan on advancement from within."

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

"Blind to the market place. They built great hardware, no one wanted."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Review the mix of employee and managements place of birth. They tend to hire mostly peoplefrom they country of origin."

Program Manager
in Menlo Park, CA

"Great place to work."

Member of Technical Staff

"good company to start a career"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"work life balance, flexibility"

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

"nothing new but be prepared for the worst bureaucracy."

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

"Too much bureaucracy. Not much of career growth"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"cut down layers and start making people accountable for their actions."

Sales Manager

"Because I have not been at Sun since 2004, can't speak about these ratings today."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Entrepreneurial, embraces change and opportunities for advancement."

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

"Can't say now, didn't have much I didn't like when I was with Sun."

Technical Support Engineer
in Burlington, MA

"Fun working environment and very educational."

Circuit Designer
in Santa Clara, CA

"Good company but not profitable."

Technical Sales Engineer

"direct andto he point"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Lots of room for advancement"

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

"A career that will make you a professional"

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

"I wish I wasn't caught in reduction in force"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Look at the resources that were assets to selling equipment in specific accounts"

Staff Engineer

"most adversarial place I've ever worked at"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The week ends"

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

"The way management was structured we were always fighting against each other"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't create so many sandboxes"

Professional Services Principal
in Cincinnati, OH

"Great company recently purchased by Oracle, another great company."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Great people, great products, visionary led."

Enterprise Architect
in East Palo Alto, CA

"I am so sorry Sun was not an outstanding success story! It had all what the user wanted."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The technology that we delivered with our solutions to a happy customer!"

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

"The best of luck. Under Oracle Sun will turn more into a marketing company, so, prepare for that."

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

"Not enough time for mentoring and guiding team members."

Software Engineering Manager
in Chelmsford, MA

"Great company but embattled with competing against Microsoft."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The energy and commitment from the employees were great. They understood the concept of collective intelligence and welcomed employee's inputs and ideas."

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

"You need to be top-notch. They are very selective with there hiring process."

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

"It was too volatile. They didn't know how to compete against the application-set from Microsoft and everyone was worried about being laid-off on Thursday. Thursday was the notification day for termination."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"There seem to be many cults within the company. Too frequently the compete against each other. For example Java Soft was a stand-alone division making great market penetration however, the decision was made that they were too successful and were brought back into the center-line development effort of Sun Microsystems. They should have been left as a business unit with their own traceable revenuies."

Enterprise Architect
in Cupertino, CA

"Emotional review of a great number of wonderful/brilliant people"

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

"Management did not change with the times (Intel) until way too late in the product life-cycle."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Adjust to customer demand. Many companies after a brilliant history become arrogant and believe change is not necessary. It is always necessary for survival!"

Senior Interactive Web Designer

"It's a great place to work. However, since it's now being purchased by Oracle, not sure what will happen."

Senior Hardware Engineer
in Menlo Park, CA

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

Senior Program Manager
in Santa Clara, CA

"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."

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