Juniper Networks

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

I have been working at Juniper Networks

Pros

flexible office hours, environment-friendly commuter programs

Cons

face-to-face IT support becomes more difficult.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is no China story to tell from Juniper

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Wow, Juniper has lost the plot completely in this economic downturn!

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, decent benefits (matching 401k), good facilities (they have a gym at many of their larger locations, basketball courts, stuff like that).

    Cons

    Gosh - where to start? Incompetent management, forced bell curve Jack Welsh style unfair review processes (which aren't intended for small groups of tech workers!), outdated systems which are failing left and right, highly political and unfair promotional practices, a senior management team that is only concerned with their monster bonuses and could care less about the little people that help them earn those bonuses. Juniper says that they are "all about the people of Juniper" that they love so much - they have "The Juniper Way" that has zero to do with their actual practices, but is merely a PowerPoint presentation that they have to regurgitate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so selfish and start practicing what you preach! The best and highest quality people in the industry have already figured out your scheme and have left Juniper en masse. Go ahead and keep feathering your nests and watch it all slip away as Juniper loses more and more relevance in the market place! You have billions in the bank - why not use some of that war chest to empower your employees, plan for the future and strengthen them, instead of turning your management and employees into back-stabbing, fear riddled jello globs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Juniper has lost its luster

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff III in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Juniper is generally a good company to work for. It provides a decent, relatively stable work environment. Middle management is very flexible with hours, time off, and accommodating issues in your personal life. There are loads of talented engineers, which is a great asset.

    Cons

    Juniper's corporate philosophy seemed like a great idea when I first joined. However, it has turned out to be nothing a bunch of words on a Power Point slide. It is meant to differentiate Juniper's culture from other companies, and provide better results from the inside-out, both technically and politically. In reality, design-by-committee is the norm. Proper technical decisions are ignored in favor of misinformed and/or politically motivated ones. As a result, for example, Juniper now uses THE WORST bug tracking system in existence. Management is harping Junos as if it's the second coming, but this only shows how little they understand about it. Junos is severely flawed, and its development model is broken into a million pieces. These are just two examples of many, and they all lead to a drain on productivity, and leach time and quality away from product development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The large and wide-ranging cutbacks are understandable in light of the recent economic crisis, but they seriously dampen morale. I hope they can be eliminated or reduced soon, because they're helping drive talented employees away. Please, please, PLEASE overhaul the IT department. I will only go to them as an absolute last resort. Cut through the political nonsense and get back to basic, fundamentally sound technical decisions. The constant re-orgs are confusing, distracting and sometimes very disheartening. Kevin Johnson once said that Juniper is committed to its people, and will invest the time and money to keep it that way. Well, I haven't seen that happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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