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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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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."

Principal Test Engineer

"Being sold to Oracle"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Work with briliant Engineers"

Technical Support Engineer

"Good company to work."

Member of Technical Staff

"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

"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"

Sales Representative

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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."

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 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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