Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
919 Reviews
3.3
919 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 72 reviews)

  • If you want to work on cutting edge technology then this company is for you (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance may get off the whack and little tricky to maintain that (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management solely focused on OPEX as it drives their bonuses per the most recent 8K (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fortunate to work at Juniper due to focused innovation, company cultures/values, market strategy & committed colleagues.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Pros: People, Commitment to Excellence, Customer and Partner focus, ability to deliver on promises, marketing and sales as one team, challenger mentality not afraid to 'build the best' and take chances, re-found focus on development and focused products to lead the market in software and cloud and mobility with own silicon development and use of other OEM technology partners. Current CEO is a rock-star and respected by all levels of organization.

    Cons

    Time requirements of employees, managers and director and above are high - but normal for leading technology companies in this day and age.
    Decision making is improving and re-commitment to values and culture.
    Activist investors have had a large say in last nine months, and some necessary workforce reductions and organization decisions, management has taken back control to do what is right in balancing costs and growth and profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuity, stability and focus for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee Communications in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Employee Communications in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people willing to give advice and guidance; people work together and pitch in as needed
    Work is intellectually challenging, fast paced
    Management listens

    Cons

    Demographics are a little older
    Network problems - computers take up to 10 minutes to start up everyday
    A lot of mismanagement of information/data
    Low intern to full time conversion rate (but they're working on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I see changes being implemented; keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Pretty good company, lot of talented folks around.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Pressure free startup kind of environment.

    Cons

    Instability in senior management, constantly changing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place, excellent compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    providing infrastructure to enable improve internet and telecom offerings like FIOS

    Cons

    worldwide interactions make work hours long

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great employer! Couldn't be happier!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Westford, MA

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

    Pros

    State-of-the-art engineering tools to preform my job; excellent salary and benefits with very generous bonuses and perks; comfortable work environment; ethically sound and fair; high caliber of professional co-workers and managers.

    Cons

    Management has the expectation that folks will be available 24x7, which is unreasonable. Juniper pays very well, so people just go along with it, but the morale is not good because of it. Expect to work VERY long days - 14 hours seems to be the average. Executive leadership at times seems to be conflicted, which has - over the last two years - promoted a lack of faith in the company's overall vision. Communication between cross-functional groups tends to be territorial and not always in the interest of "team spirit"- a bit of finger-pointing going on... Way too many managers; a manager should not have just two or three reports - this is utterly ridiculous and not lean at all. Not much opportunity for growth potential; folks tend to get hired and then remain for in their positions for years because Juniper does not promote from within - they prefer to hire people from the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your subordinates to promote within your departments. Stop pointing fingers. Reduce the number of managers - we don't don't need a manager for two or three people. Remember that we have families and interests that don't agree with your unreasonable expectations to be available 24x7.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Work experience

    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, Lots of experienced people to work with, good projects and very solid software infrastructure to work on. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    It's really hard to think of cons. The process can be improved a little bit, since it's not a start up company anymore. Provide more tools and infrastructure to help software engineers' jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

  8.  

    Intern at Juniper Networks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud Applications Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Cloud Applications Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is very nice, environment is very productive. I was able to talk with and discuss with my senior folks without any fear or issue. They were always there to help and guide me. The work was challenging and intresting. Loved each and every thing about it

    Cons

    Cafeteria is only present in two new buildings, older building does not have much charm in it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue being awsm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Too good place to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. salary
    friendly environment
    get to know any latest technology
    become master of one feature
    WFH option, team lunch, outing etc
    internet reimbursement etc

    Cons

    you would be put up in one feature for atleast 1 year
    its upto us to learn new features

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Juniper Bangalore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Great engineering team in fact brilliant

    Cons

    horrible inactive managers most of time don't know what they are doing in the company

  11.  

    Core Engineering Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    1. Freedom to drive and deliver technology based solutions
    2. Good Compensation
    3. Talent is recognized and appreciated

    Cons

    1. A lot of restructuring
    2. Jobs are not very safe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make employees feel safe, you have the best talent

    Recommends

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