Juniper Networks
3.4 of 5 808 reviews
www.juniper.net Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

Juniper Networks Reviews

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Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir

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70% of employees 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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    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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    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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    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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    A company that is gradually losing its shine

    Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros1. Compensation is good. Cannot compete with top internet companies but decent.
    2. Work time is flexible.

    Cons1. Lack of leadership, from CEO level.
    2. Lack of vision. Lack of growth.
    3. Full of politics.
    3. Lack of morale. Caused by above.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince management is the main issue, the only advice is.. get as much as you can out of the company then move on. I can't really advise you lay off yourselves, can I?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, just don't be an RE

    Resident Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsJuniper seems to care. Nice PTO policy. Good pay. Nice people. Lots of resources to get information and help.

    ConsSometimes too political with infighting. Lot's of stress. Bugs in products can cause great stress when you are an RE. Your experience will be dependent on what customer you are assigned. Your experience could be enjoyable and satisfying or it could be hell on earth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAddress product quality issues.. some of the PRs I've seen have caused us to lose significant ground with customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very exciting at first, but they kept changing the account assignments and our roll, also the management team.

    Major Account Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood router products, not so good security and lots of systems

    Consnot so good security strategy and lots of to complex JUNOS systems

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more focus in the core competences

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great potential but its own worst enemy

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsStrong technical talent
    Great promises in terms of ability to disrupt the market/technology
    Mostly very committed and nice people (in particular those who have been at Juniper for a few years)

    ConsManagement not very business savvy (overly short-term focused aka bottom-line in current quarter is much more important than the revenue growth in the following quarters)
    Recently many mediocre and political players - at all levels of the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementJuniper is sub-scale relative to its competition and its portfolio is too broad for a company of its size. It needs to either grow rapidly (inorganically or organically) and/or exit some of its businesses

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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