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Mixed experience at a company that was trying to scale

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Collegial culture Innovation centric Decent base compensation The company has some great people and some phenomenal engineers. They have a very fair performance management system for the entry to mid-level roles.

Cons

Lack of leadership clarity Planning/Hiring can be bursty IT investments are ineffective The company can be great if it can get over its insecurities and is ready to accept a change in how it is perceived by the market: as a small, niche competitor to Cisco.

Advice to Management

Focus on time to market for product

Other Employee Reviews for Juniper Networks

  1. ASIC Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good to start with. Nice manager!

    Cons

    not found yet, everything fine


  2. Helpful (3)

    Juniper has good products but is being destroyed by poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good technology, good compensation, many opportunities to do interesting work, many excellent people.

    Cons

    Company has had "growing pains" for 5 years--now they are "shrinking pains"--but the pain is the same. Very complex, confusing, decentralized environment. Multiple groups doing the same thing, starting competing initiatives and projects. Extremely inefficient and crazy-making. We had three re-orgs in a year! They hired directors and VPs like crazy last 2 years, now had a big layoff because "too many directors and VPs." The management has gone from being overoptimistic to hyper-pessimistic, but still cannot seem to set a direction for the company, and is constantly reacting to the latest news on Wall Street. Whatever Cisco did 2 years ago, Juniper will do today--whether it worked or not. Current fad is to outsource every function possible, even when the cost saving is small and disruption huge. The Finance group literally cannot tell other groups what their budgets are. Weak IT department hinders everything, is well known to be a problem internally. It's embarrassing to work for a networking company that cannot manage to keep its videoconference equipment working.

    Advice to Management

    You can't outsource everything and expect to maintain quality. Stop doing things just because Cisco does them. Wasn't Juniper founded to do it better than Cisco? And if you keep hiring people from failing companies, guess what you'll get--more failures.


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