Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
858 Reviews
3.3
858 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business (in 64 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 21 reviews)

  • very weak senior management and inability to take sever action to attach people to their job (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A very typical large tech company from late 90s. Always changing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits;
    Experienced colleagues to learn from;
    Always changing, a lot work to do.

    Cons

    Kind of bureaucratic, not easy to express different ideas from execs;
    In my position, didn't feel a strong team work.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've worked at Juniper multiple times, in multiple positions (all were technical). Overall I can say that the company is very focused on technology and customer experience. The options to grow are tremendous and Juniper actively encourages employees to expand their knowledge.

    Cons

    Travel policy is suboptimal (Glassdoor censors a bit). No business, not even on long-haul flights. Traffic in and out the Sunnyvale office is absolutely horrible. Food could be cheaper in the cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More bonuses? :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    systems engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    a lot to learn in technology

    Cons

    too much change in org charts

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  5.  

    Great people, great company, less than great leadership...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Channels  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Development Channels in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Juniper is a generous company with liberal time off policies, much better than average compensation and great benefits. The sales team and sales leadership are well educated, experienced and in my experience a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The senior leadership has been disconnected, always scrambling to be as relevant to the market leader, their number one competitor Cisco Systems. Leadership changes are abrupt and poorly communicated with long pauses to the team, before a strategic direction is chosen. Juniper doesn't demand discipline from it's employees to support the company vision, leading to loss of confidence and market momentum. Knee jerk movement in and out of markets, products areas and go-to market methods has historically eroded customer and partner confidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to hammer out a compelling long term vision and recruit support at all levels of the organization. i.e. "What's in the best interest of Juniper?" Communication is one of several cornerstone qualities that separates the good, high potential organizations from those that consistently perform, the truly great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good work life balance

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    • 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

    Pros

    Very good technology, work life balance and people

    Cons

    Nothing to say on cons against this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Good Job Environment, Good Learning curve

    Cons

    nothing, Hire more interns from across the states in USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Has Been Sliding For Awhile.......

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Entry level to mid management have the best intentions, are smart, and generally do not play politics. Diverse workforce and collaborative environment. Good pay.

    Cons

    New CEO has not made changes needed at the Exec Team level as it is very dysfunctional (Product, HR, Sales). But he is still new, and can only hope he grows into it. Very passive aggressive environment and upper management does not want to hear the truth or disagree over direction.....people who do well or stick around "play the game", especially at the more senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some changes at the Exec Team level and don't be afraid of activist investor groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glory past, Gloomy future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Routing business, greatest core routers and MX edge routers. Rising switch business.

    Cons

    Gloomy future for the security business. High management lost focus, too many favoritism was going on, no mutual trust between the high management and the old engineering team. Hope the re-org can turn around the security business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant re-organization, real-estate consolidation, looming layoffs, poor management and product direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Pays well, good benefits, somewhat empowered. Good facilities and tools

    Cons

    PLM did not know the business and could not make decisions, indecisiveness led to wasted efforts and was late to market. New CEO is chopping the business. Tons of wasted resources on SW architectures that were scrapped at the expense of programs with viable business. Poor management, conviction and execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give business' that are critical to the growth of the company a chance to develop. Nurture and fund them. Some of the business' that you have decided to exit will end up being a huge mistake and end up costing the company much more to re-enter than continuing investment would ever had cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    very friendly people, easy to reach out to people and get help if you need it.. smart people work there so it is a great place to learn new technologies

    Cons

    difficulties getting into new markets outside of networking. Acquisition of companies and integerating them effectively has been a bit difficult for juniper

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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