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On average, employees at Sun Microsystems give their company a 4.3 rating out of 5.0 - which is 10% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Sun Microsystems employees are Enterprise Architects submitting an average rating of 5.0 and Technical Support Engineers with a rating of 4.8.

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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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Marketing Program Manager

"Great place to work in years past."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The people, the energy (in the past anyway) the excitement about their work and plenty to do!"

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

"Senior management of late has been more about politics and keeping the wrong (translate unproductive) managers in place than keeping the hard and creative workers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get rid of the sycophants you have in management."

Service Account Manager

"Company is being purchased by Oracle"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Good employees"

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

"Management out of touch"

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4.3
Sun Microsystems (195)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is N2 Publishing (26)
1.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is CareCore National (10)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,334)
Development Manager

"Very Frustrating place to work - Lack communication"

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

"Lacked direction. Communication very weak."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Improve communication. working together."

Systems Service Engineer

"They are a systems company not a storagetek company."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Work from home!"

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

"Less training and little cross traing among co-workers"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More trianing!"

QA Engineer

"Too bad this company will be sold."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"It was very nice to work with many telented and nice people."

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

"Top heavy management. Too many levels for crossing management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better job distributions."

Senior Software Consultant

"great"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"team spirit"

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

"lack of direction"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"its too late now as sun is now being bought by Oracle"

Systems Architect

"Excellent Technology but management lost its way."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The culture, the technology the customers, and the people."

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

"Politics, lack of executive"

Senior Mechanical Engineer

"Was there on a short contract."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The people and the cafiteria."

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

"The campus seemed old and the work space seemed like a second thought situation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Find better work spaces for contractors."

Software Engineering Intern

"very good place to work"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Great working environment"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"no need to improve"

Senior Member of Technical Staff

"The company is downsizing."

Project Manager

"I miss working at Sun!"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The diverse and global teams that I worked on. My teams and colleagues were personable and the environment was enriching."

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

"I think the salary could have been more comparable."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"REALLY look at individual employees throughly before laying them off. I strongly believe that the good employees were laid off and the ones that needed to be replaced at still there...sorry."

Senior Product Manager

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The environment, world class organization, the people, the professional growth"

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

"Abrupt cuts of costs, tough times and unstable goals"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To stick to present objectives, at least for 6 months. Always make sure that management messages to employees are always clear and well defined."

Sales Executive

"Sun was an amazing company to be part of."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"You are with some of the world's best engineers working on truly advance projects."

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

"Less than 20% of the work you do gets out to the filed."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Cooperate with Oracle."

Cable Management Engineer

"great palce"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"flexible schedule"

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

"contract work"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"some people are obusing the system amd work 1/2 a day"

Global Account Manager

"Sun was a great place to work"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"No longer there"

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

"too many layers of management"

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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