Juniper Networks 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 64 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work/Life balance sometimes is a little bit uncompensated (in 21 reviews)

  • very weak senior management and inability to take sever action to attach people to their job (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hectic, unstructure, huge potential for growth and opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    High growth potential for industry, company, and, as a result, career. They are behaving like a start up with the excitement and energy that goes along with that environment. They are still putting processes and structure together and having the ability to contribute to that can be exciting and challenging.

    Cons

    The are behaving like a start up. They are stil putting processes and structure together that can be frustrating to be part of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more discipline in how you manage your operations. Still loosey goosey which is contributing to duplication of efforts or disconnection between orgs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Juniper, Good place to go.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Company understands engineering resource is important.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager, you may face deadlock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far, so good

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nothing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MTS3  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - MTS3 in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Stable job. Relax work environment.

    Cons

    Senior management. Less initiative from upper management for career development. Team bonding is less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage young engineers for career development and provide more initiative as they are the pillars of next generation. More team events for better team bonding.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer  in  Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Westford, MA

    I worked at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Juniper is a Technology driven company and strives to produce the best of the breed products. They attempt to make homegrown products. Engineers take signficant responsibilities. Juniper does strive to hire the best people for a given job. I have seen fewer instances of favoritism being used in hiring. They reward their high performing engineers very well in terms of bonus and salaries. Salaries are usually higher as compared to competitors. This is especially true on the east coast.

    Cons

    It is difficult to see your career grow. People tend to work for longer years and the chance to move up is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest to the Senior to ensure that motivated engineers have a path to grown.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Juniper is a very good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Juniper is profitable and well positioned in the marketplace. Juniper puts a strong emphasis on its culture which promotes trust, respect, integrity, humility, and excellence. While Juniper expects a lot from its employees, it treats its employees very well. Juniper understands that it is important to have a healthy balance between work life and home life.

    Juniper's compensation and benefits appear to be very competitive.

    Juniper is a major player in the telecommunications equipment market and has been very successful in competing against CISCO (its main competitor). Juniper appear to be run in a very fiscally responsible manner.

    Cons

    As Juniper continues to grow, sometimes it runs into some growing pains. When such issues arise, they are usually acknowledged and addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain focus while managing the company through the current economic environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Market challenger with guts and values

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Westford, MA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Juniper is competing in a knolwdge based industry and their balance sheet has high intelectual capital. They are also competing in a high growth industry. Like a previous employer, they are #2 competing against a recognized 800 pound Gorilla (Cisco). Though Juniper is humble, they are not in the least intimidated, maybe a like David and Golliath! The most improtant reason to work for Juniper is their value system, they are very comitted to treating employees as though they are part of a values community. Day in and day out I see the committment of leaders in the company to "do the right thing".

    Cons

    Company is still a bit young, about 12 years old, and still nedds to build the internal processes and managment capability to fuly scale for the future. They are getting there though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course! Turn the economic downturn into opportunity. Be prudent and cnfident about the company's future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Juniper Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Able to have an impact on the company.

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Able to have an impact on the company. I am able to interact and work with 3rd and 4th level managers. People are very helpful in wanting to get things done. There is a good attitude within the company.

    Cons

    Lousy IT dept. They do not recognize that IT is a strategic resource. The current management of the ORION project is out of control and is not meeting the needs of the business. The company is not funding enough of the IT projects or even providing enough money to keep the current legacy systems going. This is impacting the businesses in that we now have to spend a lot of time trying to get IT to do their job, or put out fires that have started because IT does not have the resources to do their job, of do additional work because IT has not implemented the necessary features / functionality for you to do your work. The company is growing and needs to get out of the start up mentality and transisition into a mature company with standard policies and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix how IT is precieved and ranked within the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place, but room for improvement on development side.

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    The company is fairly stable, even in the current economic downturn.

    Cons

    Software development processes are lacking in many ways, senior management often makes odd choices in tools to use and imposes them even when the majority of engineers object and offer better solutions. Likewise suggestions about adjustments to processes are mostly ignored. Main problem seems to be that the first-line managers don't dare to bring the suggestions upward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine the performance of first-line managers, especially how much they listen to the senior engineer staffs recommendations.

    No opinion of CEO

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