Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Revolving door of senior leadership, strategy in a tailspin and changes every two quarters, loads of average engineers..

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, cafeteria is passable

    Cons

    Too many average/below average employees, no consistent calibration across teams, no consistent strategy, low morale, outdated technology, archaic tools, byzantine process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cull low performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Steady course downhill

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is still good. The new HQ is very nice. Like Sun, Juniper built its big campus and moved into it to die.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Juniper continues its slide into irrelevance and failure. Great tech and talent squandered by incompetent management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Decent place to work at, but loosing focus

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Quite a bit to learn, decent personal growth.
    Decent 401k plan

    Cons

    - Time off policies need to be stricter as people are exploiting unlimited vacation.
    - Some top level execs appreciate working late hours, on weekends and project such aspects of a team as accomplishments. This is absolutely wrong.
    - Some managers get a long rope and there is no accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    used to be good company, not anymore, all about buddy system

    Cons

    no growth
    no training
    no direction
    inexperienced mgmt
    buddy system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up before everybody leaves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Unstable management, shrinking business

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Nice people mostly. Pays well.

    Cons

    Their core business is shrinking rapidly and they are unable to expand into new areas. Acquisitions were not well thought out nor well integrated.

    Major decisions are made at an arthritic pace and then quickly discarded.

    Mostly they need to just stick to one strategy for more than a few months. But I fear it's already too late because the market for big, expensive switches and routers is disappearing rapidly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late. Slice up the company and sell it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great people with not so great upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good compensation/benefits
    - Some of the best and smartest people in the industry
    - Interesting products
    - Good innovation
    - Promote personal building and training

    Cons

    - Very top down driven management that push dates on people
    - Work-life balance is not good. Prepare to work nights and weekends.
    - Numerous layoffs and re-orgs leading to low moral and high attrition
    - No disciplined approach to programs or quality
    - Starting to feel much more corporate by the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people to do a good job without force feeding them unrealistic dates. Have a clear strategy and actually stick to it. Too many smart people are leaving and losing faith in the company. Give them a reason to want to stay and come to this company. It has a lot of promise and the technology is great.....needs the right leadership from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Slow decline to insignificance

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people all around

    Cons

    Poor Strategy from management
    lot of fat at all layers
    no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as an asset to bring back the glory days

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Bureaucracy, Egos and It's Not My Job

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus. Great Benefits, Overly generous work-life balance. Most people "Work" from home at least one day a week. No caps on vacation.

    Cons

    People spend months or years meeting and talking about work without ever getting anything done. Yearly layoffs. Lack of leadership. Lack of focus. Best people have been jumping ship for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start holding people accountable. Start expecting and setting performance goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Constant re-organization, real-estate consolidation, looming layoffs, poor management and product direction

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays well, good benefits, somewhat empowered. Good facilities and tools

    Cons

    PLM did not know the business and could not make decisions, indecisiveness led to wasted efforts and was late to market. New CEO is chopping the business. Tons of wasted resources on SW architectures that were scrapped at the expense of programs with viable business. Poor management, conviction and execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give business' that are critical to the growth of the company a chance to develop. Nurture and fund them. Some of the business' that you have decided to exit will end up being a huge mistake and end up costing the company much more to re-enter than continuing investment would ever had cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Has Been Sliding For Awhile.......

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    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entry level to mid management have the best intentions, are smart, and generally do not play politics. Diverse workforce and collaborative environment. Good pay.

    Cons

    New CEO has not made changes needed at the Exec Team level as it is very dysfunctional (Product, HR, Sales). But he is still new, and can only hope he grows into it. Very passive aggressive environment and upper management does not want to hear the truth or disagree over direction.....people who do well or stick around "play the game", especially at the more senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some changes at the Exec Team level and don't be afraid of activist investor groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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