Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
885 Reviews
3.3
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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 22 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.  

    Interesting fast paced work with a highly skilled team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technology and best in class product development metods

    Cons

    Many managers are not people oriented - they have been promoted for their technical skills. Matrix management can cause challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Work and life work are balanced

    Cons

    Management need to pay more attention to details.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun, relaxed, yet motivational environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Westford, MA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many inside sales positions are just call rooms where the rep's make 100's of cold calls per day. Juniper partners each inside rep with 1 outside rep, both responsible for the same territory number. Inside reps are given SE support and are treated as valuable as the outside reps. Great stepping stone to outside sales.

    Cons

    The company is constantly changing products. We spend months working on strategies around specific products only to have them sold off. It creates an environment where people are afraid to purchase wondering what's next to go.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Engineer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    An Awesome place to work, innovate and enjoy

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons as such. Its a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to expand your knowledge not just your job role, also to learn more about everything else going on

    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Westford, MA

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

    Pros

    Overall very good journey, constantly something keeps changing here and there are new challenging goals set all the time and I learned and have lots of insights about Business while working as systems analyst role. Pays above average and ensure there is above average contribution from employees - win-win situation who wants to work more and get more.

    Cons

    work life balance may get off the whack and little tricky to maintain that. Cannot focus on formal training and improvement, employee learning and progress comes along by delivering more by working on more projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employee development programs, training programs mostly goes unused as everyone is very busy here. It is made obvious that cost reduction comes before than a better working experience for the employees, taking a hit on the value of the company for some one working long here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great !

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Very friendly and approachable colleagues.

    Cons

    Hmm cant think of any.

  8.  

    Learned what it was like to be part of a larger company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Testing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Testing in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    You learn how to work within a small team that's part of a larger machine that has many moving parts.

    Cons

    Because it's a large company it's hard to see your work's results right away. As an intern your work is not always the highest priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A very typical large tech company from late 90s. Always changing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits;
    Experienced colleagues to learn from;
    Always changing, a lot work to do.

    Cons

    Kind of bureaucratic, not easy to express different ideas from execs;
    In my position, didn't feel a strong team work.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    systems engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    a lot to learn in technology

    Cons

    too much change in org charts

  11.  

    Great people, great company, less than great leadership...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Channels in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Development Channels in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Juniper is a generous company with liberal time off policies, much better than average compensation and great benefits. The sales team and sales leadership are well educated, experienced and in my experience a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The senior leadership has been disconnected, always scrambling to be as relevant to the market leader, their number one competitor Cisco Systems. Leadership changes are abrupt and poorly communicated with long pauses to the team, before a strategic direction is chosen. Juniper doesn't demand discipline from it's employees to support the company vision, leading to loss of confidence and market momentum. Knee jerk movement in and out of markets, products areas and go-to market methods has historically eroded customer and partner confidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to hammer out a compelling long term vision and recruit support at all levels of the organization. i.e. "What's in the best interest of Juniper?" Communication is one of several cornerstone qualities that separates the good, high potential organizations from those that consistently perform, the truly great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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