Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
935 Reviews
3.3
935 Reviews
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Rami Rahim
23 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.  

    Not a bad place to work.

    • 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

    Good technology, nice learning experience

    Cons

    Promotions are given out based on personal preferences of management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good work environment

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

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Flexibility to work on any technology

    Cons

    Mentors(for an intern) are busy with their own work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A view from an Executive Admin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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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. 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    downward trend

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Not bad for an Intern starting a carrier in software.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people with not so great upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great company with great perks and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 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.

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