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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 Technician
in Pleasanton, CA

"Contract position"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Everything."

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

"Very hard to get in."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Great company to work for."

Product Line Manager
in Menlo Park, CA

"Avoid Sun Microsystems until the Oracle acquisition occurs."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Good smart people from mid- to lower- ranks"

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

"Ask a lot of questions."

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

"Sr. Management gross missteps. Job instability."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Beyond repair"

Product Line Manager
in Menlo Park, CA

"Sun was a great place to work."

Business Development Manager
in Burlington, MA

"Good opportunity but limited due to company issues."

Software Quality Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

"I enjoyed my jobs at Sun which gave me the opportunity to migrate from project engineering to software engineering"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Opportunity to be a part of the leading edge in software and tools development."

Business Development Manager
in Burlington, ON

"Solid technology company with great innovation and people but no idea how to manage change in the marketplace"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Sun was a great place to work the first 7 years. Sun challenged you to exceed your own goals and strive for new innovative solutions."

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

"Be careful about where the company may be heading. With the Oracle merger coming soon, it may be a different company soon once Oracle has a chance to assess areas of cost containment"

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

"The company is very political and has trouble adjusting to changing market trends. Sun has become a follower instead of a technology leader"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reign in costs, improve product quality and ensure your customers are using their solutions in the most cost effective manner. In addition, reduce layers of management"

Senior Software Quality Engineer
in Los Gatos, CA

"quick, not thourough (contractor, not employee)"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Every Sun employee was very talented and highly motivated. Most everyone enjoyed their work projects. Lots of diverse personalities to learn from."

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

"It ranks with IBM (1988-1990) and Bell Laboratories (1983-1988) as being among the very best companies i've ever worked for. (1995-2002)"

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

"Some projects were supported more than others. Some very talented people in a small group had no political clout so they left and founded a very successfull company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay more attention to technically-advanced but politically unconected groups."

Director of Media Strategy
in Menlo Park, CA

"Sun is losing money which results in massive layoffs. Also, they're being taken over by Oracle."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The people! Knowledgeable and professional."

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

"Don't."

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

"The upper-level management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Retire."

Systems Support Analyst

"Great place to work"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The exposure to awesome equipment , the growth , the training , way to much to list."

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

"Most people come in as contractors here, so don't let the fact that it is a contract bother you."

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

"Some times management only cared about the numbers, so would have us work other time zones shifts."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Care for the workers a little bit more. And we would have helped out with out griping."

Market Research Analyst
in Broomfield, CO

"An excellent, yet unstable, employer."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The people are the best thing about Sun, they are by and large highly qualified and genuinely nice."

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

"Be prepared for insightful questions."

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

"The instability of the organization, constant restructuring and layoffs are disheartening."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't manage quarter to quarter."

Account Manager
in Saint Louis, MO

"Sun was an exciting place to be a part of."

Senior Account Executive
in Atlanta, GA

"Sun used to be a good place to work before the downsizing"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"I enjoyed my job and the people I worked with."

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

"N/A - Sun is in the process of being acquired by Oracle and is not hiring at this time."

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

"The constant reorganizations and job insecurity over the last 2-3 years."

Reports Analyst
in Broomfield, CO

"This was a very fair review and the questions were good."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The career advancement opportunities were great and the pay was awesome. I had great management"

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

"This company was bought out by another company."

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

"They lay off too often"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Sr. Management needs to figure out how to get the company back up and running and making a profit. They should not give things out for free."

Business Advisor
in Santa Clara, CA

"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
in Santa Clara, CA

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."

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