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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 (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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  1. Busy but can learn a lot for fresh graduate

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    Former Intern - Software Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Software Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of excellent and experienced engineers from whom you can learn a lot. The task for intern is very flexible, some challenge, some easy.

    Cons

    Sometimes, assignment is not clear enough. Some human resource and time is wasted due to responsibility overlap of different teams. The mechanism of sharing resource needs some improvement between different offices.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of communication between different team, seems the management need to be improved to enhance the work efficiency.


  2. If you're considering Juniper..

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    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great technology
    - Employees are passionate about working here
    - Culture is of a small sized company trying to become a large corporate
    - Has good industry recognition

    Cons

    - Competing in resource allocation between improving quality of products v/s introducing new feature causing loss of market share
    - Lack of overall product portfolio management resulting in overlapping product lines and confusing go-to-marketing strategy


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