Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks review

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- great technology, nice campus
- some of the best industry products in routing&switching
- pay may be between 5-10% to similar positions in other networking companies (Benefits not so great)
- you will work with some of the smartest people in the industry
- in some positions Juniper will allow to be a remote worker and work from home, traveling when needed
- if you like technical work, get a position on a Business Unit, if you like playing politics, get a job in management but don't get a job as Resident Engineer, Sales or Professional services

Cons

- if you are an individual contributor working on a technical area, you are basically a contractor with 0 job security
- you have no PTO at Juniper, you ask for time off and is up to your manager if he/she want to give it to you and how much time
- career development plan for technical positions is a joke, you have none
- total lack of direction for the future of the company
- some of the most incompetent management on the industry holds VP and director level positions
- total focus on cutting costs (massive lay offs, salary freeze/minimum increases, travel and training restrictions, etc...)
- too much politics and double talk in upper management
- anything besides routing, switching and few security products is a disaster

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- have a clear business plan and direction for the future besides cutting costs and laying off employees
- if you want to move Juniper beyond selling boxes, you have to make a better plan and get the sales team aligned with it
- if you want to build solutions, invest in something beyond layer 2-3
- make some sense on what companies and products you buy and how to integrate their products on their portfolio
- making a lot of effort in bringing top performers and brilliant minds to let them go a few months later shows total lack of planning, waste of money and treating employees worse than contractors
- if you are serious about cutting costs (IOP), how can you justify giving an extra half a million cash bonus to some executives (on top of all the millions they already make in stocks and salary) last year?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    will be a has been company in a few years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Acct Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Acct Manager in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a good company, headed into disaster with a junior CEO an incorrect strategy

    Cons

    Bad upper management, paranoid local management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, you are highly inexperienced and don't have a clue how to manage or make the right decisions on how to run a company. Juniper will fail based on your strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging work, smart people, best technology the industry has to offer

    Cons

    None as I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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