Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
858 Reviews
3.3
858 Reviews
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Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business (in 64 reviews)

  • If you want to work on cutting edge technology then this company is for you (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance sometimes is a little bit uncompensated (in 21 reviews)

  • very weak senior management and inability to take sever action to attach people to their job (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glory past, Gloomy future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Routing business, greatest core routers and MX edge routers. Rising switch business.

    Cons

    Gloomy future for the security business. High management lost focus, too many favoritism was going on, no mutual trust between the high management and the old engineering team. Hope the re-org can turn around the security business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work but uncertain future due to execution issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great engineering and product teams with a vision. solid market share in service prover routing and a new promising MX platform that can carry them for several years

    Cons

    Execution, execution, execution. taking on too many projects leads to many product delays. Have also lost too much of their talent in recent years. in addition they have too much "management by consensus" which hampers decision-making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regroup around core capabilities, markets and customers. And build-up marketing again to address target markets after the marketing debacle between 2010 and 2012

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    It was once a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Talented people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of lay-offs of very good engineers and pay cuts to current ones so they satisfy shareholders. Managers promote themselves rather quickly but good performing engineers are mostly overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicated and bright engineers is what keeps the company selling products and providing services. Many managers seem to care only about their own good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid tech more to desire from leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Juniper pays fairly decent. The people here are also great to work with. The technology and products are great and make you want to come to work.

    Cons

    While the people get along Juniper still doesn't run like a well oiled machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the time to train worker bees and management. Right butts in the right seats.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good work but slow growth/opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good access to public transportation.
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Hiring freeze so not much scope for internal transfers for broadening skills

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Juniper Networks

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    Current Employee - Software Enginner3  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Enginner3 in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn technical stuff

    Cons

    lack of vision from upper level,Products gets create and closed so ofte

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Products, Horrible Management

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    Former Employee - Major Account Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and good income potential with the right territory.

    Cons

    Grossly incompetent mid level managers. The company chooses to retain some of the worse managers for fear of being sued rather than deal with the actual problem. This causes a very high attrition rate of the really talented people that work there. When it gets to the point of complete ridiculousness, they are transferred to new positions to destroy morale in another department. Without a doubt, the worst management I have ever experienced in my entire career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your management structure and get rid of the dead wood. Stop allowing mid level managers to over inflate their titles just to boost their ego's. Not every manager is a VP. Although they pretend to be!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    flexible work hours, Good support from management for new ideas.

    Cons

    Too many geeks/acting geeks around. Not fun environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Their problems are of their own creation...

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Westford, MA

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

    Pros

    Immediate peers and workmates are good, hardworking folks. Still a lot of smart people here. This is an engineer's company. Pay is good. Depending on the team, office politics are at reasonable to low levels. R&D can crank out good product when they are not side tracked by some super secret science project.

    Cons

    Sunnyvale execs just cannot make up their minds nor commit to a business plan. Constantly running in "fits and starts" and the company never seems to get any good momentum going. Every year there's a company reorg and the deck chairs shuffle. The only predictable things lately are the reorg and hiring that comes in Q1 and then the cut backs and layoff that come in Q3 (essentially undoing Q1). Due to this, many low/middle managers tend to manage up more than down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At some point please realize that the company must become more stable and predictable to both your employees and customers else you'll never grow the company beyond what it is now. Perhaps the obsession with maintaining the technical product superiority over Cisco's is not the full problem. The real roadblock to success is on the business side of the house. For once do not make any changes for the year and see what happens. I bet you'll be surprised.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok to work

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good technology , we can learn latest technologies..

    Cons

    Layoff .. early 4 times lay offf!!!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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