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

Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.4 808 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir

(66 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscool work culture with average benefits and salaries. Good opportunity to grow within company.

    ConsNothing much to learn in technical stream .

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    Great company, but stop the layoffs!!

    Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood company.. Good technology. Higher leadership team is doing a great job. The new CEO knows what hes doing. Great customers!!

    ConsLays off people every year. Unstable company to work for

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the layoffs. Reduce executive compensation!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So far so good

    Businee Development Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsDecent mid sized company with fair number of opportunities

    ConsNeed some high growth sectors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK company

    Member of Technical Staff IV (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood pay, lots of smart people

    ConsLess bonus, very less team activity

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore team building and open discussion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for but with caveats, as it struggles with changes for several years

    Senior Director (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros- Good employee comp packages and benefits
    - Depends on the groups and leaders, but groups with good leaders are generally good places to work.
    - Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business.
    - Fairly strong routing and SP business based on strong engineering.
    - Recent re-orgs have brought some needed changes in consolidation of functions, eliminating redundancies and some long overdue flattening of the org. But more is needed, see cons.

    Cons- Hire and fire environment, several months of active hiring, then hiring freeze following by RIF, then starts over. This happens 2-3 times a year. People are often RIF'd based on title or internal politics, not performance or capabilities.
    - Weak leadership. Constant land-grabs by VP's, frequent re-org and shuffling of roles and responsibilities.
    - Company vision and strategy has been in flux for several years. 2014 direction under new CEO is not clear and does not inspire confidence.
    - Free spending atmosphere. Great deal of waste. Still plenty of room for redundancy reduction, consolidation and up-leveling.
    - New CEO seems to be in place to drive short term stock gains, possibly positioning for an exit/acquisition.
    - Security business, once a market leader, has been contracting and now seems to be in controlled spin-down or spin-out.

    Advice to Senior Management- Clarify vision and strategy.
    - Be more forthright on focus and even more so on what will not be supported (i.e. security and WLAN business).
    - Change the executive culture, bring in execs more concerned with business success than titles, land grabs, and partying at company expense.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointed by the politics and constant changes in direction.

    Director (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe compensation was above average, with lots of additional benefits like VTA passes and commuter checks.

    ConsThe internal politics were difficult to deal with, and the company is so process-heavy that it was incredibly difficult to get anything done. Constant reorganizations and changes in leadership/direction compounded the issues. If you work for a company that gets acquired by Juniper, start looking for an exit strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a seriously look at how you handle layoffs, project cancelations, and acquisitions. Not enough communications, and employees are frequently left in the dark about the plans and/or future while things are in progress.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, good benefits, decent amount of recognition, flexibility to WFH

    ConsManagement structure is ridiculous, overpriced cafeteria food, lack of available conference rooms

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Clear Vision

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIts a great company to work for. Individual teams are nice to work for.

    ConsLot of friction across BU's and teams. Each team duplicates the work and adds to confusion and wastage of resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease align the products correctly, merge redundant teams

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company and great people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVaried product offerings help to develop wide variety of skills and the company provides a lot of freedom to innovate.

    ConsHave not observed any con in general with the company or people.

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    Great people and products

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople, culture of respect, sr mgmnt

    ConsWork Life Balance, tools and lack of process

    Advice to Senior ManagementTie more comp to results

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