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I worked with some of the most brilliant and creative engineering and marketing professionals in Silicon Valley.

Senior Marketing Program Manager (Former Employee) Menlo Park, CA (US)

Pros- The opportunity to work with capable, creative professionals.
- Learning new skills.
- Doing work on a large scale, involving global communities and thousands of end user customers.
- Challenging, interesting work.

Cons- Employee ranking system on a curve - couldn't (per the ranking sytem) have all excellent or all poor workers in a group.
- Complacency by some employees resulting in decreased productivity, morale.
- Inexperienced senior management after Scott McNealy was no longer at the reins. Management by whim in some cases. Haven't worked there since oracle purchased the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementManage to a greater degree based on results and customer feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too bad they went bust and had to sell.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros: Engineering driven company, plenty of smart people, big enough to move around in… Cons: Failed to invest in the right things and went out… Advice to Senior Management: Oracle is different, but they are profitable so what else… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Sun Micro R I P

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Sun Microsystems for more than 10 years

    Pros: Sun Micro empowered its employees Cons: acquired by Oracle in 2010 More

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