Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.4 822 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir

(74 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business(in 63 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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    Their problems are of their own creation...

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsImmediate 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.

    ConsSunnyvale 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 Senior ManagementAt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok to work

    Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood technology , we can learn latest technologies..

    ConsLayoff .. early 4 times lay offf!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsWas a good company with lots of learning

    Conscompany needs focus and better management

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease restore focus and direction for the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Juniper is No 2 in Network Equipment Vendor

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsWell established business and solid financial and operational performance.
    Leading technology in core router and internet service provider business.
    Flexible working environment.
    Good compensation (slalary, bonus and RSU)

    ConsSlow growth and lost momentum, this may not Juniper specific, but networking industry in general;
    Loosing market share in security market and very challenging in switch and data center market;
    Leadership churn recently;

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to fix middle level management.
    Solidify SDN story and strategy on integration with current products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK company

    Member of Technical Staff IV (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood pay, lots of smart people

    ConsLess bonus, very less team activity

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore team building and open discussion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for but with caveats, as it struggles with changes for several years

    Senior Director (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros- Good employee comp packages and benefits
    - Depends on the groups and leaders, but groups with good leaders are generally good places to work.
    - Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business.
    - Fairly strong routing and SP business based on strong engineering.
    - Recent re-orgs have brought some needed changes in consolidation of functions, eliminating redundancies and some long overdue flattening of the org. But more is needed, see cons.

    Cons- Hire and fire environment, several months of active hiring, then hiring freeze following by RIF, then starts over. This happens 2-3 times a year. People are often RIF'd based on title or internal politics, not performance or capabilities.
    - Weak leadership. Constant land-grabs by VP's, frequent re-org and shuffling of roles and responsibilities.
    - Company vision and strategy has been in flux for several years. 2014 direction under new CEO is not clear and does not inspire confidence.
    - Free spending atmosphere. Great deal of waste. Still plenty of room for redundancy reduction, consolidation and up-leveling.
    - New CEO seems to be in place to drive short term stock gains, possibly positioning for an exit/acquisition.
    - Security business, once a market leader, has been contracting and now seems to be in controlled spin-down or spin-out.

    Advice to Senior Management- Clarify vision and strategy.
    - Be more forthright on focus and even more so on what will not be supported (i.e. security and WLAN business).
    - Change the executive culture, bring in execs more concerned with business success than titles, land grabs, and partying at company expense.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just be satisfied with the Pay !!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe only good factor is that the company is a Good pay master but that's it..

    ConsLack of opportunities to expand knowlede area / key focus area
    Management lacks direction but expects huge committment and workmanship from Employees
    Good Managers are around but depends on the process you are hired for.. Just cross your fingers before joining !

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll professionals need some direction and motivation.. Just don't wait until there is fire to douse..
    Work/Life balance of employees are hampered through disorganized activities and needs attention !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strategic challenges ahead

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsWhile I was a contractor, I saw that Juniper treats its people well, and certainly there's no shortage of big networking problems to work on there.

    ConsJuniper's going through restructuring at the moment; they announced to the markets that layoffs were coming, but didn't actually execute on them for more than a month. To me, that shows lack of respect for your people and possibly strategic indecision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet our new strategy in place and get to executing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, good benefits, decent amount of recognition, flexibility to WFH

    ConsManagement structure is ridiculous, overpriced cafeteria food, lack of available conference rooms

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company overall

    Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsSenior technical community is very open and friendly, nice new campus and good cafeteria, the compensation/salary is competitive and the benefits are great, solid products in routing and switching businesses.

    ConsA few significant failed investments/projects gave the company big troubles, and org shaking-up keep happening at all levels and no signs of turning around for the security businesses ...

    Advice to Senior ManagementHope the new CEO can make the right changes/decisions to capture the opportunity in the right market/industry, especially fix the problems in the leadership team of security business org.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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