Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
919 Reviews
3.3
919 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 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Success at Juniper is about working in Sunnyvale and being part of the old boys club

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay are the only pro I can list. Unless you work in a small team with good people...which I do.

    Cons

    Where to start. Juniper has had no leadership in the enterprise space since I've been with the company. They have a track record of purchasing companies only to let the technology die on the vine. There is no vision in the company. Unless you work on the routers, you're future will always be in doubt and your product will be ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it for more than one year. Last year, Juniper purchased Contrail and that is the last we've heard of the product. Before that, they purchased Trapeze only to kill of the product line and partner with an industry competitor. Instead of buying companies and killing off great products, you should actually invest in R&D that is not Junos releated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work but uncertain future due to execution issues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great engineering and product teams with a vision. solid market share in service prover routing and a new promising MX platform that can carry them for several years

    Cons

    Execution, execution, execution. taking on too many projects leads to many product delays. Have also lost too much of their talent in recent years. in addition they have too much "management by consensus" which hampers decision-making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regroup around core capabilities, markets and customers. And build-up marketing again to address target markets after the marketing debacle between 2010 and 2012

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    you don't want to go there if you have choice.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    it used to be a fabulous tech darling in silicon valley and had some bold developments in the past. some used to be smart people are still around and waiting to retire.

    Cons

    they have been hiring and firing randomly every quarter. Lots of projects are kicked off and cancelled for no reason. it is busy like hell and the company is still not doing well. it is a very political environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    It was once a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Talented people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of lay-offs of very good engineers and pay cuts to current ones so they satisfy shareholders. Managers promote themselves rather quickly but good performing engineers are mostly overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicated and bright engineers is what keeps the company selling products and providing services. Many managers seem to care only about their own good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work but slow growth/opportunities

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    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good access to public transportation.
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Hiring freeze so not much scope for internal transfers for broadening skills

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Juniper Networks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Enginner3 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Enginner3 in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn technical stuff

    Cons

    lack of vision from upper level,Products gets create and closed so ofte

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid tech more to desire from leadership

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Juniper pays fairly decent. The people here are also great to work with. The technology and products are great and make you want to come to work.

    Cons

    While the people get along Juniper still doesn't run like a well oiled machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the time to train worker bees and management. Right butts in the right seats.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Products, Horrible Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good income potential with the right territory.

    Cons

    Grossly incompetent mid level managers. The company chooses to retain some of the worse managers for fear of being sued rather than deal with the actual problem. This causes a very high attrition rate of the really talented people that work there. When it gets to the point of complete ridiculousness, they are transferred to new positions to destroy morale in another department. Without a doubt, the worst management I have ever experienced in my entire career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your management structure and get rid of the dead wood. Stop allowing mid level managers to over inflate their titles just to boost their ego's. Not every manager is a VP. Although they pretend to be!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quality and inovation in decline

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

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Juniper Networks has a very good work-life balance. People are generally positive and engaged. I was very fortunate to have had an extremely good manager - the kind of manager any engineer would want to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of senior managers with very limited experience. BU leadership does not seem to understand the consequences of their actions - the attitude is, I make the decision, you suck it up - distinct lack of actual *leadership*.
    Poor software qualities and practices have resulted in an extreme amount of sustaining activities, taking away from new development. New development, however little is left, is constantly interrupted by the need to fix more bugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask, don't tell. You have a lot of bright and experienced managers and leaders in the organization. When a conversation is led with, here is the answer, now go and find the proper question the team disengages.
    Senior leadership, especially systest, need to understand that moving testing to India and then outsourcing it will not improve quality. All it does is frustrate the people having to deal with the age old bugs in the ever declining quality software.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    flexible work hours, Good support from management for new ideas.

    Cons

    Too many geeks/acting geeks around. Not fun environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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