Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.4 821 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir

(73 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business(in 63 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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    good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood policy, good managers, they regularly have events to have employees get together

    Consrecent lay offs, initial package not impressive

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    Good company bur lack of stock incentives

    Senior Technical Marketing Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosvery good company and work environment. A lot of flexibility for creativity and innovation

    Consnot much stock options/RSU incentives

    Advice to Senior Managementmore care, less middle management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, but...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat teams with lot of passion
    Good engineering skills

    Conslack of motivation with lot of uncertainity

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed clear direction and strong road map

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Staff engineer

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsExcellent teams. Great technical forums. Having a great time.

    ConsInternal processes are not always engineering friendly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good culture if you can duck the politics

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsExcellent technology
    Top-notch engineers - Development, Support, etc
    Sometimes Juniper's direction is down-right visionary
    Very professional environment (more than most)
    Excellent facilities, culture, and perks

    ConsUnfocused: e.g. We acquired companies then dropped them
    Painfully political at times
    Volitile, at times even unstable. Your project, product, or job might disappear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery one of you is excellent. However, you occassionally have some awkwardness working with each other. Follow-through on your best ideas, even when the market gets unnerving. Acquire companies only if you are certain the talent/products fit with a long-term strategy -- and follow through! Otherwise, whenever possible, develop the solution in-house; again, you have some of the finest talent in the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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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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    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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    Their problems are of their own creation...

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsImmediate peers and workmates are good, hardworking folks. Still a lot of smart people here. This is an engineer's company. Pay is good. Depending on the team, office politics are at reasonable to low levels. R&D can crank out good product when they are not side tracked by some super secret science project.

    ConsSunnyvale execs just cannot make up their minds nor commit to a business plan. Constantly running in "fits and starts" and the company never seems to get any good momentum going. Every year there's a company reorg and the deck chairs shuffle. The only predictable things lately are the reorg and hiring that comes in Q1 and then the cut backs and layoff that come in Q3 (essentially undoing Q1). Due to this, many low/middle managers tend to manage up more than down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt some point please realize that the company must become more stable and predictable to both your employees and customers else you'll never grow the company beyond what it is now. Perhaps the obsession with maintaining the technical product superiority over Cisco's is not the full problem. The real roadblock to success is on the business side of the house. For once do not make any changes for the year and see what happens. I bet you'll be surprised.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok to work

    Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood technology , we can learn latest technologies..

    ConsLayoff .. early 4 times lay offf!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Juniper is No 2 in Network Equipment Vendor

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsWell established business and solid financial and operational performance.
    Leading technology in core router and internet service provider business.
    Flexible working environment.
    Good compensation (slalary, bonus and RSU)

    ConsSlow growth and lost momentum, this may not Juniper specific, but networking industry in general;
    Loosing market share in security market and very challenging in switch and data center market;
    Leadership churn recently;

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to fix middle level management.
    Solidify SDN story and strategy on integration with current products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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