Browse Companies:

Working at Sun Microsystems — Reviews by Employees

Learn what employees have to say about Sun Microsystems pay, work/life balance, care potential, job security, and much more by reading our anonymous employee reviews.

Reviews of Jobs at Sun Microsystems

3.7Rating Details
Category
Pay5
Respect4
Benefits4
Job Security2
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth4
Location5
Co-Workers5
Work Environment3

From Nashua, NH — 09/03/2008

To be fair, I work from home and am seldom in the Nashua office. One of the things I find odd about Sun offices is how quiet they are. You hardly ever (at least in my experience) hear chatter. Its as if nothing is happening or no one is there. Its also surprising how slow things move. Simple decisions take forever, it seems. But I think the pay is good and the benefits are good. I like what I'm doing and I get to work from home. I worry, however, about the next round of layoffs. I think its a given that there will continue to be layoffs until they turn this boat around.
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • MySpace  | 
  • Flag this Review
3.4Rating Details
Category
Pay4
Respect4
Benefits5
Job Security4
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth2
Location4
Co-Workers2
Work Environment5

From New York, NY — 01/24/2008

Ok, so while I agree that some of the other reviewers make valid points (ie. managers who know nothing, politics, etc..) I have to say that I think Sun is a great place to work. Compared to other companies, the benefits are fantastic, the pay is ok and the work environment (especially work from home options) is superior. The company culture is a bit stodgy even with our pony-tailed Jonathon at the helm. The biggest downsides for me are 1) Career growth is limited unless you want to move to the Bay area (which I don't) and while development plans are somewhat encouraged follow-through is sometimes lacking. You really have to own your own career path and drive it. 2) I used to work at a company where I felt like I was the dumbest one there and I loved that. I don't feel that way here. Also, I think grammar & spelling have gone out the window. Maybe this is everyone but I certainly don't see the work ethic here that I've seen at other places. But to reiterate what others have said, if you want flexible hours, eat benefits, tuition reimbursement, work-from-home options, decent vacation, health club reimbursement, lactation rooms, etc... there's no place better.
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • MySpace  | 
  • Flag this Review

About Jobitorial

Work is one of the most important parts of our lives... so if you can read reviews of the latest books or electronics - why shouldn't you be able to read reviews of what it's like to work at your next employer?

Jobitorial is here to help - we want you to have all the information you need to make the best career decisions.

Related Information