Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
919 Reviews
3.3
919 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Good!

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people willing to give advice and guidance; people work together and pitch in as needed
    Work is intellectually challenging, fast paced
    Management listens

    Cons

    Demographics are a little older
    Network problems - computers take up to 10 minutes to start up everyday
    A lot of mismanagement of information/data
    Low intern to full time conversion rate (but they're working on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I see changes being implemented; keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Pretty good company, lot of talented folks around.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Pressure free startup kind of environment.

    Cons

    Instability in senior management, constantly changing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place, excellent compensation

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    providing infrastructure to enable improve internet and telecom offerings like FIOS

    Cons

    worldwide interactions make work hours long

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work experience

    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Lots of experienced people to work with, good projects and very solid software infrastructure to work on. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    It's really hard to think of cons. The process can be improved a little bit, since it's not a start up company anymore. Provide more tools and infrastructure to help software engineers' jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

  6.  

    Great employer! Couldn't be happier!

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

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

    Pros

    State-of-the-art engineering tools to preform my job; excellent salary and benefits with very generous bonuses and perks; comfortable work environment; ethically sound and fair; high caliber of professional co-workers and managers.

    Cons

    Management has the expectation that folks will be available 24x7, which is unreasonable. Juniper pays very well, so people just go along with it, but the morale is not good because of it. Expect to work VERY long days - 14 hours seems to be the average. Executive leadership at times seems to be conflicted, which has - over the last two years - promoted a lack of faith in the company's overall vision. Communication between cross-functional groups tends to be territorial and not always in the interest of "team spirit"- a bit of finger-pointing going on... Way too many managers; a manager should not have just two or three reports - this is utterly ridiculous and not lean at all. Not much opportunity for growth potential; folks tend to get hired and then remain for in their positions for years because Juniper does not promote from within - they prefer to hire people from the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your subordinates to promote within your departments. Stop pointing fingers. Reduce the number of managers - we don't don't need a manager for two or three people. Remember that we have families and interests that don't agree with your unreasonable expectations to be available 24x7.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern at Juniper Networks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud Applications Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Cloud Applications Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is very nice, environment is very productive. I was able to talk with and discuss with my senior folks without any fear or issue. They were always there to help and guide me. The work was challenging and intresting. Loved each and every thing about it

    Cons

    Cafeteria is only present in two new buildings, older building does not have much charm in it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue being awsm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Juniper multiple times, in multiple positions (all were technical). Overall I can say that the company is very focused on technology and customer experience. The options to grow are tremendous and Juniper actively encourages employees to expand their knowledge.

    Cons

    Travel policy is suboptimal (Glassdoor censors a bit). No business, not even on long-haul flights. Traffic in and out the Sunnyvale office is absolutely horrible. Food could be cheaper in the cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More bonuses? :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good work life balance

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Very good technology, work life balance and people

    Cons

    Nothing to say on cons against this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Good Job Environment, Good Learning curve

    Cons

    nothing, Hire more interns from across the states in USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company bur lack of stock incentives

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good company and work environment. A lot of flexibility for creativity and innovation

    Cons

    not much stock options/RSU incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more care, less middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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