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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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Sun Microsystems Employee

"Good Company to work for in Clearwater."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Enterprise Architect

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Productivity and challenge. This enabled me of to rapidly develop significant product components and solutions."

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

"The company was bought by Oracle. The culture of the two companies are quite different for any comment to be really useful."

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

"Greater attention to profitability as a standalone enterprise. Sun was later bought by Oracle."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"May be it is too late to suggest a closer emphasis on profit centers, such as Professional Services, where I worked."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

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Sun Microsystems Employee

"Excellent people made the culture outstanding."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sun Microsystems Employee

"nice company,. but i moved"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Junior Technical Writer

"Sun Microsystems, Inc. Business Department specializes in Information Technology. Formal and educated employees to team with."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Manager

"Sun Microsystems was the best employer in Silicon Valley. Sun cared."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Sun cared about their employees. I have never worked for such a fabulous company before or after in my life."

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

"Sun is now Oracle, no longer a company. Too bad!"

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

"Nothing. Sun was a wonderful company to work for and I would work there again if I could."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To listen to their staff. Help them to feel heard"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Quality Engineer

"Best company to work for ever."

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The company was very productive. The accomplished tasks in a quick and timely fashion with a minimum amount of managerial overview and investment."

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

"None. This company is now a Oracle company and seems to be functioning a little differently."

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

"Nothing. This company was AMAZING and helped the employee accomplish their goals any way possible."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None. This company was a JOY to work for and helped one gain much information about any area they needed or wanted information about. They were very helpful when the need was immediate and pertained to immediate job task duty completion."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Engineering Manager

"Awesome company to work for"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Awesome people and culture, great benefits, great facilities, I love this company"

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

"good communication skillsgood technology backgroundgood leadership qualitiesopen mind"

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

"Bad business decisions focussing on technology rather than on the market opportunity"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Look at the market and how to seize it, rather than focussing primarily on open source technology"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Engineering Manager

"I enjoyed the fast pace and working on great technology"

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"The people I worked with, the technology, and contributions that shaped the industry."

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

"Sun expects the best from it's employees, so enjoy working with the best."

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

"Adapting to organization re-orgs was always a challenge until the new direction was established."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Thanks for all the innovations and don't forget, The Network is the Computer."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Support Representative
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Test Lead
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Field Administrator
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Tivoli Storage Manager
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.6 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Account Executive
Person You Work For 4.6 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.5 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Sales Account Executive

What do you like about working at Sun Microsystems?

"Strategic Selling is a great job. Meeting and presenting to CEO's CFO's and giants in the industry is an adreneline event every time."

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

"Inside contacts are always advised with this company since it's important to have help guiding your resume to the right desktops. Linkedin is advised."

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

"95% travel is a tough job to maintain for a long period of time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Well, they're Oracle now, so they're all working for Larry Ellison. I'm sure the culture is different but the sales jobs for the software guys needs support."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

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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