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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Principal Test Engineer

"Being sold to Oracle"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Work with briliant Engineers"

Technical Support Engineer
in Menlo Park, CA

"Good company to work."

Member of Technical Staff
in Broomfield, CO

"Sun has been a failing company for the last 10 years."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Good salary and benefits. Close to my home. Casual work environment."

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

"The business has been failing for the last 10 years."

Program Manager
in Menlo Park, CA

"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."

Regional Account Manager
in Atlanta, GA

"Fine company."

Hardware Manager
in Menlo Park, CA

"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"

Sales Representative
in Alpharetta, GA

"I learned a great deal at Sun and the people are very smart and creative."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"smart people and great products for the most part"

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

"Know the company history and look a the 10K for additional information."

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

"job security was iffy at best, new management made it difficult to stay on course with the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make use of your internal resources. Your people helped to make the company do well, continue to trust them."

Staff Engineer

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"People, flexibility, challenges."

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

"No clear vision for the future."

Designer
in Menlo Park, CA

"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."

Quality Manager

"Good company to work for"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Good opportunity to work as a team player"

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

"be open and work honestly"

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

"Proud to be part of NPI"

Business Development Manager
in Palo Alto, CA

"Great place to advance."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Employees attitude. Great people."

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

"Be a good negotiator"

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

"Lunch ;-)"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Cherish compedent people."

Program Manager

"Techies promoted into management-- recipe for disaster"

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

"Too techie- oriented. Engineers promoted into management who have no clue how to run things."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get management training. Give up the fantasy of multitasking, and stop doing email during meetings and pay effing attention!"

Senior Technical Writer
in Menlo Park, CA

"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."

Senior Technical Writer
in Santa Clara, CA

"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."

Hardware Engineering Project Coordinator
in Broomfield, CO

"Very Interesting questions have been asked."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Projects I worked on, working from home!"

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

"Hardly any career advancement."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Do a better job at promoting employees that truely deserve it."

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