Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
869 Reviews

3.3
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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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  1.  

    Good work life balance

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    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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  5.  

    Very positive time. Given much responsibility for an intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Had a very supportive management team.

    Cons

    I felt a bit isolated

  6.  

    Satisfied with what I got and what I did

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    Former Employee - Frontend Developer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Frontend Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good team
    Challenging & free environment

    Cons

    No proper direction in web development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Success at Juniper is about working in Sunnyvale and being part of the old boys club

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay are the only pro I can list. Unless you work in a small team with good people...which I do.

    Cons

    Where to start. Juniper has had no leadership in the enterprise space since I've been with the company. They have a track record of purchasing companies only to let the technology die on the vine. There is no vision in the company. Unless you work on the routers, you're future will always be in doubt and your product will be ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it for more than one year. Last year, Juniper purchased Contrail and that is the last we've heard of the product. Before that, they purchased Trapeze only to kill of the product line and partner with an industry competitor. Instead of buying companies and killing off great products, you should actually invest in R&D that is not Junos releated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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  

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

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    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
  10.  

    Glory past, Gloomy future

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    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
  11.  

    Great place to work but uncertain future due to execution issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great engineering and product teams with a vision. solid market share in service prover routing and a new promising MX platform that can carry them for several years

    Cons

    Execution, execution, execution. taking on too many projects leads to many product delays. Have also lost too much of their talent in recent years. in addition they have too much "management by consensus" which hampers decision-making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regroup around core capabilities, markets and customers. And build-up marketing again to address target markets after the marketing debacle between 2010 and 2012

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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