Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
1,043 Reviews

4.2
1,043 Reviews
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Sun Microsystems CEO (Oracle) Lawrence J. Ellison
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good work culture but the overall management needs better execution

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

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have products more market friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Job at sun

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The flexibility of time.
    New ideas are well received

    Cons

    Its repetitive job.
    almost no side benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long chains cause loss of creativity

  3.  

    manager

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    It was a dream company

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Bangalore

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sun 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for technical minds

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited learning experience at work

    Cons

    Financial crunch and monotonous work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Business Systems Analysts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lot of business understanding needed, great enterprise marketing automation system

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Growing Technical Debt is a Serious Warning

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    Former Employee - C T O  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - C T O in Bangalore

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    True Products MNC in India

    Cons

    Growing 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 ManagementAdvice

    Products scalability comes from Engineering Excellence, It is needs constant revision of process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Most fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Presales Consultant  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Presales Consultant in Mumbai

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A pure technology driven company with true care for employees

    Cons

    Financial Instability that resulted in buyout by Oracle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could have managed the Finances well...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best Place to work in IT industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -Lacks good marketing strategy to bring revenues

    Recommends
  11.  

    Sun Microsystem India

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Technology focused company, good environment

    Cons

    Account department is not friendly

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