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Santa Clara, CA (US)
10000+ employees
Oracle
1982
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
IBM, Microsoft
Sun Microsystems makes sure networks shine. A leading maker of UNIX-based servers used to power corporate computer networks and Web sites, it also makes workstation computers and disk- and tape-based storage systems. Sun's computers utilize the ... Read more

Sun Microsystems Reviews

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  • "Great company, great culture, Pretty decent Management"

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    Pros

    Social and collegiate company that worked together to achieve amazing . The teamwork that was evident at Sun was

    Cons

    Too slow to adapt amazing technology to market demands. The company invented an amazing amount of technology ( Solaris, Java, SunRay, ZFS ) but got caught out with being late to Linux and Commodity hardware.

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Sun Microsystems Photos

Sun Microsystems photo of: High above Sun Microsystems headquarters, Santa Clara, California. (Photo attributed to USGS orthographic aerial photography)
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Sun Microsystems photo of: Sun/Oracle Courtyard in 2002 looking toward cafeteria
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Sun Microsystems Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sun Microsystems in July 2008.

    Interview

    It was pretty straight forward. I worked with the hiring manager in a previous capacity. She thought I would be a good candidate for the work, so we talked. Then she put me in touch with her boss, and I scheduled an interview. The interview was less about education and more about experience. I got a job offer and accepted.

    Negotiation

    Yes, I asked for a higher salary.

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Sun Microsystems Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
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