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Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

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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    Good work culture but the overall management needs better execution

    Member of Technical Staff (Software Engineer) (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood work culture
    Good set of engineers to work with.
    Good work life balance

    ConsCompany was not making profit and the leadership didnt turn things around..

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have products more market friendly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood culture, lot of technical people, amazing technology, flexible, good pay, no bueracracy

    ConsNot making profit, no revenue, top management is not very aggressive, road map is too ambitious

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

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    It was a dream company

    Instructional Designer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsSun provided the best environment in the world. Noone stopped you from making your dream come true. Everyday you get inspired to do something for the company you are working for.

    ConsThe company was not able to make profits in long run. Only thing they lacked is a way to make money in this world. The leadership was the only reason for its sinking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for technical minds

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsUnlimited learning experience at work

    ConsFinancial crunch and monotonous work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLot of business understanding needed, great enterprise marketing automation system

    ConsThe team that I worked for had lower importance to technology, but wanted quick turn around on business outcomes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing Technical Debt is a Serious Warning

    C T O (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsTrue Products MNC in India

    ConsGrowing Technical Debt
    Many Similar Products
    Most of the Indian Management Follow rather than create
    Indian Coders feel good in seeing maintenance work as full ownership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProducts scalability comes from Engineering Excellence, It is needs constant revision of process.

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

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    Most fulfilling

    Presales Consultant (Former Employee) Mumbai

    ProsA pure technology driven company with true care for employees

    ConsFinancial Instability that resulted in buyout by Oracle

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould have managed the Finances well...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Place to work in IT industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Good management
    -Transparency on the product revenues
    -An engineers company

    Cons-Lacks good marketing strategy to bring revenues

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sun Microsystem India

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsTechnology focused company, good environment

    ConsAccount department is not friendly

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    working for Sun/Oracle is great

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Prosgreat engineering and great technologies

    Consmanage better people and resources. be aware of what is happening in the field

    Advice to Senior Managementdont get distracted

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

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