Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim
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Pros
  • Juniper Networks has a very good work-life balance (in 72 reviews)

  • Good place to learn networking, security and the cutting edge technology for the networking industry (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance sometimes is a little bit uncompensated (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. Helpful (1)

    Juniper needs a clear focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The technology is good but the budgets are too tight.

    Cons

    The culture is tough and the company vision is not clear.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell them to articulate a clear vision to the organization.


  2. Beware of discrimination they DO NOT follow employment laws. Extreme Christians treat place as their church.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, TX

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are an Evangelical Fundamentalist Christian.

    Cons

    You will be discriminated against if you are not an Evangelical Fundamentalist Christian, if you are gay, if you are a female they expect you to be submissive and traditional. You will not be respected unless you are one of them. If you are not Asian or Indian you are invisible. Immaturity, backstabbing, sabotage. Think they are better than Cisco. But, a far worse environment. You may have to change your religion to fit into the culture, otherwise you will not be accepted. Very sheltered, very critical place.

    Advice to Management

    To start following the laws the govern against discrimination (gender, political, religious, cultural). Too many games being played by long term employees that weathered the Tech Boom and consider the workplace an exclusive clicque or group that is invinceable and can push out people that they just don't like. Too many people in the lower eschelon that think they are the chosen ones and have too much power that is misused. Beware of Christian hypocrites. Just because you are a Christian doesn't mean that you don't lie or exclude non-Christians from equal employment opportunities. A real nightmare legally.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Religiously messed up place to work!

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you need a job desperately.

    Cons

    Discriminates against white people and non-Christians. Very tight knit group that forces out people if they can't control you. Very litte work actually gets done here. Don't work there as a contractor, they ignore labor laws and are an unfair employer. The "clique" that make the most $$$ has seniority and you don't even have to be qualified to work here to get a job. You just have to be accepted into the "christian Clique". If you are not a Christian or your coworkers cannot convince you to change you faith, you will be pushed out. Horribly hostile work environment! Nothing but hangers on that survived the Tech Bust and if they lost their jobs at Juniper they would suffer a pay cut of 1/2-2/3 of what they are paid now! This is a prime example of what is wrong with the Tech Industry.

    Advice to Management

    You do not lead the people in your company, your employees take their own initiative to make all the decisions and your middle and lower managers do not intervene. Good premise for a lawsuit.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Will contest unemployment benefits so, better have another job lined up quick!

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you desperately need a job. If you all ready know someone who works here and a friend got you in. If you are a shallow and superficial person. If you are Indian or Asian, because they are the majority here and they rule.

    Cons

    Juniper Networks is one of the 25% of the companies that lie about laying you off, will say that you quit, so they don't have to pay unemployment benefits. They are having a layoff and screwing people out of their unemployment. If you liked high school, this is the place for you. The mentality is juvenile in nature and you need to be with the right crowd to work here. If you like working with an obsolete technology and worry about getting laid off or another company trying to acquire you, you'll love it here. If you are a Cisco Systems reject, because, most of the employees here flunked out of Cisco U. Bunch of hangers on from the tech bust that hardly do any work and chase out anyone who is competent.

    Advice to Management

    You're living in the past (1990s tech boom era).


  6. Helpful (1)

    Don't.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You need a stable job in a slow moving company.

    Cons

    Management has lost the plot. Nepotism is rampant in the Helpdesk and the IT department. The innovators have all left engineering, leaving behind only those who can't or won't leave (golden handcuffs). Initiative is not supported, groupthink is preferred.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the lip service. Work on reducing micromanagement, rather than head count. Meet with the rank and file and stop beleive the b-s that is being spun by middle management.


  7. Helpful (8)

    Time to leave, before the JUNOS transformation bull**** hits the fan

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life/work balance - the code development branch is locked all the time, gives employees plenty of time to goof off

    Cons

    Promotions are impossible unless you threaten to leave No bonus this year (well, maybe other people think a 4% annual bonus is a 'bonus') Innovation is non-existent This whole JUNOS transformation thing is going to be so painful I don't want to be around when that cascade of disasters hits

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees bonuses for their hard work Promote from within - none of this hire people from outside mentality - I feel existing employees are never going to be promoted anymore


  8. Helpful (9)

    Things have greatly deteriorated since this posting .... the company has taken a turn for the worse during the downturn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hmm... JUNOS is a superior operating system, flexibility to telecommute, good benefits and salary is good if you negotiate correctly on the way in.

    Cons

    Things have greatly deteriorated since this posting .... the company has taken a turn for the worse, and I wouldn't consider Juniper a place to try and make a career any longer ... still haven't figured out the difference between leadership & management, and lost sight of what really matters during the recent economic downturn .... not well positioned any longer ... it's going to be an "also-ran" type company from here on out ... only good to get experience and hop to the next thing as soon as you can .... not a place to build a career any longer ... wish it were, but isn't the place.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just announce layoffs and continuous reorgs without considering this is having upon those that are left behind - it was a wonderful place to work, and I sincerely believe Juniper has now lost it's way .... I won't recommend this company as a "best company to work for" - it was prior to 2008 ... but no longer .... sinking ship!!!


  9. Helpful (3)

    Good Place to work overall!

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good technical growth, strong products, flexible, decent pay and benefits, good engineers,

    Cons

    non appreciative culture, engineer not treated well, every thing needs to be demanded.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your engineers, they are not getting treated well!!


  10. Helpful (6)

    Wow, Juniper has lost the plot completely in this economic downturn!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, decent benefits (matching 401k), good facilities (they have a gym at many of their larger locations, basketball courts, stuff like that).

    Cons

    Gosh - where to start? Incompetent management, forced bell curve Jack Welsh style unfair review processes (which aren't intended for small groups of tech workers!), outdated systems which are failing left and right, highly political and unfair promotional practices, a senior management team that is only concerned with their monster bonuses and could care less about the little people that help them earn those bonuses. Juniper says that they are "all about the people of Juniper" that they love so much - they have "The Juniper Way" that has zero to do with their actual practices, but is merely a PowerPoint presentation that they have to regurgitate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so selfish and start practicing what you preach! The best and highest quality people in the industry have already figured out your scheme and have left Juniper en masse. Go ahead and keep feathering your nests and watch it all slip away as Juniper loses more and more relevance in the market place! You have billions in the bank - why not use some of that war chest to empower your employees, plan for the future and strengthen them, instead of turning your management and employees into back-stabbing, fear riddled jello globs.


  11. Helpful (6)

    No respect for your contributions, get paid the least...

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The outside world still thinks (even you used to feel the same when you were not here) that this is a great place to work for....

    Cons

    1. Bad Management. No respect for the engineers and their contributions. 2. Very less salaries compared to the peer companies in market. 3. The top part of management and their next 25% (in designation, not performance) are heavy, happy, and privileged. But as move down the ladder/org chart, reality hits, and you feel shame. 4. The reviews/appraisals seem a mockery. After every review/appraisal, you find that the higher designated employees are are always considered the top performers, and get the fattest part of the budget.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees..And as rightly said by another reviewer, by employees I too mean all employees, and not your top 25%.



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