Sun Microsystems

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Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.4 1,007 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Sun Microsystems CEO (Oracle) Lawrence J. Ellison

Lawrence J. Ellison

(77 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible working conditions, ability to work from home(in 210 reviews)

  • Great technology, lots of smart people and a good work life balance(in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Inexperienced senior management after Scott McNealy was no longer at the reins(in 75 reviews)

  • Upper management didn't know how to monetize(in 49 reviews)

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    Great while it lasted

    Solutionz (Former Employee) Markham, ON

    ProsCool place during growth phase.

    ConsLayoffs after layoffs after layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI guess senior managers had no real clue to handle declining sales.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learned alot working with Sun Microsystems

    Tier II Support (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of training and exposure to new technologies, open culture environment, very helpful management

    Conslong working support hours, shifts should more in the day shift format

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professionalism and innovation

    Manager (Former Employee)

    Prostrust in their employees
    strive to do the best for their customers
    innovative and exciting
    no nepotism - unlike most BC based organizations

    Conslong hours and demanding workload

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep focused on your customers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Fun at Sun is Done!

    Area Systems Support Engineer - Customer Field Service (Current Employee)

    ProsI work in technical field support... the effort and assistance that other tech support engineers provide to each other is wonderful...lots of sharing and support when your stuck onsite at 2am with a RAID controller that wont recognize any disks...Pretty good knowledgebase with record of previous calls and root cause summaries with work arounds

    ConsThere are simpy too many layers of management... our backline technical support is too weak to actually help with problem escalations in the field... the remaining Product technical support engineers are too busy and it has impacted customer satisfaction. Hence the decline in revenue and customer sales and loss of service contracts...

    Advice to Senior ManagementLayoff some fat in middle-management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sun Microsystem

    Service Account Manager (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC

    Prosflexible work hours, open solaris

    Conslong hours, poor focus on company goals, reduce amount of management, be more customer facing, fix online systems, remove outdated processes and ideas

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce amount of management, be more customer facing, fix online systems, remove outdated processes and ideas

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    Great place to work with!

    Senior Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsGreat culture, values, perks and work environment

    ConsSet back environment. Sometimes it feels like you need a push.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    A high tech company with pro employee culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood atmosphere and great benefits

    ConsEngineering driven company which was ahead of time in technologies it built

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    The sky was the limit

    Solution Designer (Former Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsCreative, fun, forwards, great place to work.

    ConsLong work hours and later hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the values that SUN stood for and keep them alive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great while it lasted!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of talented people. Great flex time.

    ConsAfter 2009, the bureaucracy took over and it started to implode.

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    Account Executive

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Munich (Germany)

    Prosstrong in Customer relation, positive business culture within the former Sun Microsystems

    Consbad management in the head quarter. bad strategy, business model wrong within the former Sun MIcrosystems

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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