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Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)
Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Partnerships in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Partnerships in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Terrific culture with lots of autonomy and investment in R&D. Very Global company with strong ties and relationships around the world. Innovative and always on the cutting edge of technology. Real spirit of collaboration and community.

    Cons

    Leadership lost its way. There was no real line of succession and ability to iterate and move forward quickly. Invested too much in 2-3 key verticals to the exclusion of others. Missed the boat completely on commodity computing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Enjoyed the time there

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Tech savvy, good people. Extremely entrepreneurial which is good for those people who prefer little structure in their corporate setting.

    Cons

    Decision making was too distributed. There were always a number of "chiefs" who needed to be involved with a decision which stifled our ability to execute more quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better luck next time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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