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Santa Clara, CA (US)
10000+ employees
Oracle
1982
Company - Private
Unknown
$10+ billion (USD) 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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Sun Microsystems Co-CEO's Mark Hurd and Safra Catz
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    Pros

    Focused company with innovative technology, the employees are a great bunch of people who try to help each other.

    Cons

    flat structure that does not allow for career advancement. ability to tell the bad news with fear of reprisal. Some managers only hire externally within their own image, and unfairly protect these new folk over and above what is right for the company, Hiring people from backgrounds that are not systems related should be questioned.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and hire from within, show real effort to employee growth. Listen more open to employee feedback. Build in job rotations amongst the seniro manamgement team, to ensure a balanced knowledge toward the business. Never assume that employees are happy, stay proactive on the front foot - there is always something that can be fixed.

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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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