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Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time for less than a year

Pros

Good to start with. Nice manager!

Cons

not found yet, everything fine

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Mixed experience at a company that was trying to scale

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on time to market for product

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Juniper has good products but is being destroyed by poor management

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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