Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
921 Reviews
3.3
921 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.  

    Fortunate to work at Juniper due to focused innovation, company cultures/values, market strategy & committed colleagues.

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Pros: People, Commitment to Excellence, Customer and Partner focus, ability to deliver on promises, marketing and sales as one team, challenger mentality not afraid to 'build the best' and take chances, re-found focus on development and focused products to lead the market in software and cloud and mobility with own silicon development and use of other OEM technology partners. Current CEO is a rock-star and respected by all levels of organization.

    Cons

    Time requirements of employees, managers and director and above are high - but normal for leading technology companies in this day and age.
    Decision making is improving and re-commitment to values and culture.
    Activist investors have had a large say in last nine months, and some necessary workforce reductions and organization decisions, management has taken back control to do what is right in balancing costs and growth and profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuity, stability and focus for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good!

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people willing to give advice and guidance; people work together and pitch in as needed
    Work is intellectually challenging, fast paced
    Management listens

    Cons

    Demographics are a little older
    Network problems - computers take up to 10 minutes to start up everyday
    A lot of mismanagement of information/data
    Low intern to full time conversion rate (but they're working on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I see changes being implemented; keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Employee friendly company. Has been treating employees well and ethics driven company.

    Cons

    As a technology company, its struggle to find its place in emerging areas. I'm sure they will get some shares eventually.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  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.  

    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
  8. 1 person 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
  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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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.  

    Very good

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Work and life work are balanced

    Cons

    Management need to pay more attention to details.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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