Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
921 Reviews
3.3
921 Reviews
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15 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    A view from an Executive Admin

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with many of the Employees, from Engineers to SVP's. Great exposure loved supporting all

    Cons

    Worked many hours often not recognized as going above and beyond by peers. Viewed as sucking up. Loved my job no matter what others thought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of upper management woodwork not the worker bees. Even though we as admins give advice it is often not taken. Arule that needs to come from the top down is WORK LIFE BALANCE all year round not just during the holidays.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place, excellent compensation

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    One of the most inspiring environments to work at

    Cons

    No noticeable cons as I spent only 1 month there

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    downward trend

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    great benefits, high salary, good coworkers. there are some very smart people here just not in the security engineering department

    Cons

    disastrous security products. low quality, poor support (internally), poor decision making at high levels, unhappy customers. do not work here on any security product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe sourcing all the programming from india and china is cheaper but you get what you pay for. you managed to turn two great products (netscreen + mx) into complete junk = srx. how is this possible? if every code change creates two bugs, maybe "one junos" was not a good idea after all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad for an Intern starting a carrier in software.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of work, put in field right from the beginning. Lot of social activities, friendly managers and team staff. Good place to learn about networks and software.

    Cons

    Lack of feedback and guidance from managers, no set of plans and tasks for Interns, just given work based on workload. Equal work given with out analysis of intern's skill set, end up not completing the task within time.
    Lack of proper skill set assessment of interns before giving work, and there is no option for interns to change technology/working teams based on interest and previous work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weekly feedback and guidance from manager one-on-one (not just on papers and presentations). Flexible technology/team switch for interns based on interest and skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with great perks and benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great salaries and lots of time to web browse. Skilled engineers.

    Perks include:

    * free water and bigelow teas (love me the apple-cranberry)
    * espresso/latte machines in some buildings
    * the occasional folio or pen
    * sometimes t-shirts (thankfully not the terrible gibson t-shirts from back in the day)

    Cons

    If you're not in the CTO walled fortress you may not work on anything that matters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people with not so great upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good compensation/benefits
    - Some of the best and smartest people in the industry
    - Interesting products
    - Good innovation
    - Promote personal building and training

    Cons

    - Very top down driven management that push dates on people
    - Work-life balance is not good. Prepare to work nights and weekends.
    - Numerous layoffs and re-orgs leading to low moral and high attrition
    - No disciplined approach to programs or quality
    - Starting to feel much more corporate by the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people to do a good job without force feeding them unrealistic dates. Have a clear strategy and actually stick to it. Too many smart people are leaving and losing faith in the company. Give them a reason to want to stay and come to this company. It has a lot of promise and the technology is great.....needs the right leadership from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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.

  10.  

    Great people but hectic work/life balance at times

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had the chance to work with probably the finest people in the field of Networking.
    It seems that every employee is hard-worker, dedicated and willing to go the extra-mile
    Pay above average

    Cons

    Things can get very hectic at times to the point where you just don't know when you will be home.
    Definitely not a 9-5 job (but not surprising, it's the Bay Area after all)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great employer! Couldn't be happier!

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    • 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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