I worked at Sun Microsystems full-time (More than 3 years)
Social and collegiate company that worked together to achieve amazing . The teamwork that was evident at Sun was
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.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sun Microsystems in July 2008.
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.
Yes, I asked for a higher salary.