Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
890 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 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 23 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Slow decline to insignificance

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people all around

    Cons

    Poor Strategy from management
    lot of fat at all layers
    no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as an asset to bring back the glory days

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great technology, poor leadership

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent salary, great location, spacious office

    Cons

    Mgmt is short term focused, difficult to rotate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to employee retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Product Management and Marketing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good products and a great place to learn technology as it relates to routing/switching to some extent security. Knowledgable and technical sales folks.

    Cons

    Product Management is sometime relegated to purely tactical. Software, partners and acquisitions isn't valued/used well. Long time for execution limits impact in the market. Very poor enterprise presence.
    No adoption of bleeding edge technologies and completely risk averse.
    Marketing is frequently graded based on volume of content and applicability with end users (field and customers ).
    Significant challenges in massive red tapes and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Significant number of old timers in senior management (with their turf/fiefdom) limit fresh thinking and any meaningful difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A company with more potential that it realizes

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

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Juinper has innovated in a lot of areas, especially carrier networking. Being a serious alternative to Cisco has been great for the industry and for buyers.

    Cons

    The company has never fully gotten enterprise products into its DNA. It remains a carrier company, and enterprise marketing, lead gen, and communications always lacks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carrier business is strong - put someone with an enterprise background in charge. And I don't mean a former CIO - I mean someone that has run a successful enterprise IT solution provider company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good compensation
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Slow career growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Bureaucracy, Egos and It's Not My Job

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

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

    Pros

    Nice campus. Great Benefits, Overly generous work-life balance. Most people "Work" from home at least one day a week. No caps on vacation.

    Cons

    People spend months or years meeting and talking about work without ever getting anything done. Yearly layoffs. Lack of leadership. Lack of focus. Best people have been jumping ship for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start holding people accountable. Start expecting and setting performance goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great !

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Very friendly and approachable colleagues.

    Cons

    Hmm cant think of any.

  9.  

    Learned what it was like to be part of a larger company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Testing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Testing in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    You learn how to work within a small team that's part of a larger machine that has many moving parts.

    Cons

    Because it's a large company it's hard to see your work's results right away. As an intern your work is not always the highest priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A very typical large tech company from late 90s. Always changing.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits;
    Experienced colleagues to learn from;
    Always changing, a lot work to do.

    Cons

    Kind of bureaucratic, not easy to express different ideas from execs;
    In my position, didn't feel a strong team work.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I suspected there was little job security, then they sold half of their product line at the whim of an investor.

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

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

    Pros

    The office space is nice and the pay is great.
    They have cubicles!

    Cons

    Promotions/raises are done via stack-ranking
    They spend large sums of money acquiring companies only to let the products languish by the wayside as they focus on other projects.
    Waste such as the previously mentioned, is why they are not succeeding, and why they are losing talent by the busload.
    People with choices/options have already left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finance the Dev teams so that they have the headcount needed to turn around patches and fixes in a reasonable amount of time. Market your products. If these two things would have been done, Elliot Management would have never even touched Junipers' stock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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