Sun Microsystems
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Sun Microsystems Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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57% Approve of the CEO

Sun Microsystems CEO (Oracle) Lawrence J. Ellison

Lawrence J. Ellison

(69 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible working conditions, ability to work from home"
    in 210 reviews
  • "Work life balance, company vision ahead of its time, opportunities to learn and contribute"
    in 114 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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I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

I worked at Sun Microsystems

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

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

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

I have been working at Sun Microsystems full-time for more than 8 years

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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Best company for engineers

Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsVery good working environment.
Employee friendly management.
Expert engineers.

ConsI don't have any negative comments for this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is employee friendly and gives a free hand to engineers. So, keep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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