Juniper Networks
3.4 of 5 808 reviews
www.juniper.net Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

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Pros:
  • "Work at home policy helps with work-life balance and there is recognition of the need for it"
    in 59 reviews
  • "If you want to work on cutting edge technology then this company is for you"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance sometimes is a little bit uncompensated"
    in 20 reviews
  • "very weak senior management and inability to take sever action to attach people to their job"
    in 21 reviews
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    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsOne of the fastest growing software company to work with.
    Great products led by excellent engineering team.
    The company is led by dynamic people at the top, with the active cofounder as a CTO.
    Great Culture and open door policy
    Agressive pay that is above the industry standards
    Flexible schedule that is able to maintain the work life balance

    ConsGrowing at very fast rate, so need to watch out for not loosing the focus. Stock and growth is always benchmarked against Cisco's guidance and so even though with average of 30% increase in Operating growth year over year, stock is valued at around $25.00.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire the right people with right skillsets,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Salary

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood Growth, Good Company, Excellent Bonuses

    ConsStartup mode, Chaotic and hectic at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the path of growth for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Feels great to work at Juniper

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJuniper is a great company to work. They are environmentally concious which is very important at this time. They are very "Green" and provide free VTA travel to all employees and contractors. The people at Juniper are great. Working here is enjoyable and you look forward to going to work. It is a fun company that makes all employees and contractors feel welcome and appreciated. There are some great amenities that are offered to the employees which include fitness center, onsite cafeteria, free public transportation, the ability to work from home, discounts, etc.

    ConsIt is really hard to think of a downside.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management seems to be doing what they need to do to keep Juniper successful. Keep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at JNRP is a Neutral experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe pay, WFH policy is good

    ConsManagement... too controlling, doesn't allow their employees to manager their projects...

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees.... You hired them for a reason.

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    Good place to work on cutting edge technology

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsAbility to work on cutting edge technology and to be part of making the difference in the world. Juniper has great tools and utilities for knowledge sharing; called email and email aliases. As smaller company comparing to its competition (Cisco), I think Juniper manages its technical knowledge and ability very well.

    ConsEntire upper management starting with the CEO himself has issues with the "real" market picture and needs. Juniper is so late with ethernet and switching deployments. The worst is that it seems that we are loosing the grip on enterprise innovation. All our products are doing is idential replica of the competion. Only and only reason Juniper got where it is today is the innovation that changed choice of vendor for global ISP market. However, we are lacking that innovation in the enterprise world; thus I am not sure how will this play out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAnalyze the market better before jumping into new teritory; don't just copy our competition. I understand the fact that we hire a lot of Cisco employees. However, I would rather see us jump on some of the smaller, innovative companies and develop some "out of the box" solution for IT needs in enterprise market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting place to work

    Senior Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsInteresting Work and Smart Co-workers

    ConsInter-group politics are a big pain

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of employees first

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Juniper is for people that want to make a positive impact on Juniper's future

    Staffing Leadership (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThere are many opportunities are all levels to make a positive impact on the future of Juniper. Upper management is open and encourages change that will improve product quality, delivery, internal process and customer satisfaction as well as cost savings driven by efficiencies.

    ConsIn order to grow, Juniper will need to mature as an organization. People that don't like change will have to adapt as the companies grows and global processes are put into place. This is not unlike any other campany at this stage. The upside to this is that Juniper is aware of this need and is willing to make these changes. Change is hard even in the best of times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep allowing change to occur and keep the culture intact

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good technical workforce but management needs restructuring

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFirst, I like working at Juniper because I get to see the results of my work in use by millions of people every day and knowing that packets are moving through the internet through the hard work that I put in.

    ConsToo much buearacracy and micro managing. I see some managers that get promoted just because they suck up to their managers. Too many pissing matches between managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be too micro managing. Watch out for your people and make sure they are happy. Be less political and more down to earth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Juniper: Opportunity and some craziness

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsLots of opportunities to solve problems and improve processes. Lots of chnce for growth. he company wants to be the best, and there is dedication to doing a really good job.
    Recent reorganization provides opportunities but also means chaos. Changes sounded good but not thought through. My new group is discovering that the reality is very messy--responsibilities not clear--ownership--and we are trying to create a structure and processes for communication. It is busy and interesting--but also crazy-making and stressful.
    I think I am paid very well for my level.

    ConsRight now the company is going through many changes. The changes were not really all thought through. The company is trying to grow so fast, it's as if it took steroids.
    Too much outsourcing to India, especially of some job functions that they don't yet do very well over there. The people I work with in India are very inexperienced and undertrained, though hard-working and intelligent. Much time is wasted repeating instructions to them and holding their hands through simple tasks. It costs far more than senior management realizes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so cheap.
    Keep eye on the ball.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you can navigate chaos, tremendous growth opportunities

    PLM (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsSmall company atmosphere, can-do attitude. Very little politics compared to Cisco. Senior management very committed to making it work on its own (no sell-out)

    ConsGrowing pains from a smaller to mid-size companies. Much fewer resources than the nearest competitors, yet serve all the same customers and the incessant demands. A lot of senior level management churn has resulted in balls being dropped

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus, execute and retain key talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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