Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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 Too many average/below average employees, no consistent calibration across teams, no consistent strategy, low morale, outdated technology, archaic tools, byzantine process.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

    Cull low performers.

  2. Helpful (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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  3. Helpful (4)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    wake up before everybody leaves

  6. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people all around

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as an asset to bring back the glory days

  8. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (4)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (6)

    Success at Juniper is about working in Sunnyvale and being part of the old boys club

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay are the only pro I can list. Unless you work in a small team with good people...which I do.

    Cons

    Where to start. Juniper has had no leadership in the enterprise space since I've been with the company. They have a track record of purchasing companies only to let the technology die on the vine. There is no vision in the company. Unless you work on the routers, you're future will always be in doubt and your product will be ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick to it for more than one year. Last year, Juniper purchased Contrail and that is the last we've heard of the product. Before that, they purchased Trapeze only to kill of the product line and partner with an industry competitor. Instead of buying companies and killing off great products, you should actually invest in R&D that is not Junos releated.

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