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

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

I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Manage to a greater degree based on results and customer feedback.

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  1. Too bad they went bust and had to sell.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering driven company, plenty of smart people, big enough to move around in if you got a bad manager or group. Transfer to a better one.

    Cons

    Failed to invest in the right things and went out of biz. Too bad, was a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Oracle is different, but they are profitable so what else matters?

  2. Sun Micro R I P

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sun Micro empowered its employees

    Cons

    acquired by Oracle in 2010

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