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Excellent salary and benefits marred by hostile culture

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

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

Pros

The salary and benefits are very competitive, and the work-life balance is very flexible. Managers do not mind if you work from home often or frequently take time off for personal reasons. The products Juniper makes are widely used and there are plenty of chances to make lasting industry connections at this company.

Cons

This company's culture is very competitive, and not in a good way. People are very hostile towards employees who work for other teams. If you take a job here, you will spend a significant amount of time arguing over which team is responsible whenever there's a problem.

Additionally, managers tend to follow a "by the books" approach and will make decisions based on what's safest for themselves instead of what's best for the company. New features are often released days after they are implemented with little/no formal testing because managers do not want to tell customer support that the customer's requests couldn't be immediately fulfilled. I've never seen anyone get reprimanded for making a change that broke a product, but it's still frustrating to know that you caused a problem that could have prevented with a little more patience and testing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to deny customer's requests when they want you to do something wreckless. There are a lot more problems when a bunch of networks go down than there are when an ISP has to wait an extra 3 months for something they've been doing fine without for years.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Juniper Networks

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company culture needs to align to company vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - BT Transformation  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - BT Transformation in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly - consensus driven culture

    Cons

    Strategy un-focused and management unable to execute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve overall culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company but Not the Same

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people !
    Solid products !

    Cons

    Very authoritative, hierarchical management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some backbone and stand up more on employees / customer behalf rather than activist share holders !!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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