Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
919 Reviews
3.3
919 Reviews
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Rami Rahim
13 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business (in 72 reviews)

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


Cons
  • work life balance may get off the whack and little tricky to maintain that (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management solely focused on OPEX as it drives their bonuses per the most recent 8K (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a bad place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Good technology, nice learning experience

    Cons

    Promotions are given out based on personal preferences of management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Flexibility to work on any technology

    Cons

    Mentors(for an intern) are busy with their own work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    downward trend

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    great benefits, high salary, good coworkers. there are some very smart people here just not in the security engineering department

    Cons

    disastrous security products. low quality, poor support (internally), poor decision making at high levels, unhappy customers. do not work here on any security product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe sourcing all the programming from india and china is cheaper but you get what you pay for. you managed to turn two great products (netscreen + mx) into complete junk = srx. how is this possible? if every code change creates two bugs, maybe "one junos" was not a good idea after all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not bad for an Intern starting a carrier in software.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of work, put in field right from the beginning. Lot of social activities, friendly managers and team staff. Good place to learn about networks and software.

    Cons

    Lack of feedback and guidance from managers, no set of plans and tasks for Interns, just given work based on workload. Equal work given with out analysis of intern's skill set, end up not completing the task within time.
    Lack of proper skill set assessment of interns before giving work, and there is no option for interns to change technology/working teams based on interest and previous work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weekly feedback and guidance from manager one-on-one (not just on papers and presentations). Flexible technology/team switch for interns based on interest and skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with great perks and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great salaries and lots of time to web browse. Skilled engineers.

    Perks include:

    * free water and bigelow teas (love me the apple-cranberry)
    * espresso/latte machines in some buildings
    * the occasional folio or pen
    * sometimes t-shirts (thankfully not the terrible gibson t-shirts from back in the day)

    Cons

    If you're not in the CTO walled fortress you may not work on anything that matters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Several Years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Good Product, high level of responsibility

    Cons

    Layers of management, internal systems which impact compensation, delayed communication of decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management will benefit from a closer dialogue with the front line and not the middle.

  8.  

    great technology, poor leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    decent salary, great location, spacious office

    Cons

    Mgmt is short term focused, difficult to rotate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to employee retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Product Management and Marketing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good products and a great place to learn technology as it relates to routing/switching to some extent security. Knowledgable and technical sales folks.

    Cons

    Product Management is sometime relegated to purely tactical. Software, partners and acquisitions isn't valued/used well. Long time for execution limits impact in the market. Very poor enterprise presence.
    No adoption of bleeding edge technologies and completely risk averse.
    Marketing is frequently graded based on volume of content and applicability with end users (field and customers ).
    Significant challenges in massive red tapes and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Significant number of old timers in senior management (with their turf/fiefdom) limit fresh thinking and any meaningful difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A company with more potential that it realizes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Juinper has innovated in a lot of areas, especially carrier networking. Being a serious alternative to Cisco has been great for the industry and for buyers.

    Cons

    The company has never fully gotten enterprise products into its DNA. It remains a carrier company, and enterprise marketing, lead gen, and communications always lacks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carrier business is strong - put someone with an enterprise background in charge. And I don't mean a former CIO - I mean someone that has run a successful enterprise IT solution provider company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good compensation
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Slow career growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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