Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks Reviews in Westford, MA

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.9 26 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir

(4 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Declining

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsThey pay well. They pay very well.

    ConsArrogant. No focus on customer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Their problems are of their own creation...

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsImmediate peers and workmates are good, hardworking folks. Still a lot of smart people here. This is an engineer's company. Pay is good. Depending on the team, office politics are at reasonable to low levels. R&D can crank out good product when they are not side tracked by some super secret science project.

    ConsSunnyvale execs just cannot make up their minds nor commit to a business plan. Constantly running in "fits and starts" and the company never seems to get any good momentum going. Every year there's a company reorg and the deck chairs shuffle. The only predictable things lately are the reorg and hiring that comes in Q1 and then the cut backs and layoff that come in Q3 (essentially undoing Q1). Due to this, many low/middle managers tend to manage up more than down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt some point please realize that the company must become more stable and predictable to both your employees and customers else you'll never grow the company beyond what it is now. Perhaps the obsession with maintaining the technical product superiority over Cisco's is not the full problem. The real roadblock to success is on the business side of the house. For once do not make any changes for the year and see what happens. I bet you'll be surprised.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Many good people working on many interesting problems

    Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsIf you like the culture, drink the kool-aide, and want to be a small part of something bigger than yourself, you will fit in well.

    ConsSome organizations are vastly better (in terms of effectiveness) than others. If you're looking to break paradigms - this isn't quite the place to do it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle management, from SVPs down to group managers need a real culling. The top/vision people need to connect to the bottom/visionary people, and we need to replace process and "following the decision" people with competent getting-things-done people.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once Great Company but a Fading Star !!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsSmart people, good people very competent

    ConsTo much infighting at managerial level. Layoffs have now become commonplace

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    very poor company to work for

    Director of Engineering (Current Employee) Westford, MA

    Prosjuniper offers a remote work environment

    Consexecutive management is not held accountable. somewhat militaristic and harsh treatment of the employees. The company has a terrible track record with acquisitions and has layoffs frequently. Employees somewhat get treated as contractors. The soul of the company is lost.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave human resources step up and get more engaged with what is really going on in the company and stop the bullying by the execs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Executive Management Treats Sr. Managers & Sr. Contractors Like Disposable Pawns

    Senior Program Manager (Remote Worker) (Former Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsWorking remotely from home with great peers and decent compensation (until the cost-cutting mayhem began).

    ConsExecutive management blatantly wastes millions on unnecessary and unjustified services that add no value and enjoy making their minions rework their project proposals and deliverables because they expect that work to enable them to gouge customers to make up for those losses.

    Those actions depressed the stock price and in a panic they released a huge number of contractors and bought out sr. staff for early retirement, which did little to improve their lot and contributed to an already-depressing jobs outlook.

    Sr. Managers/directors are disconnected from the remote staff they manage and everything is done via conference calls, but there is very little personal contact, leaving most remote workers to function in a vacuum with little oversight one week, and micromanagement from director-level management with no people skills the next. They care little for the details, either. I was asked to perform a comprehensive business analysis of their internal program management processes and exposed a $600K per year boondoggle that was completely unnecessary and a pet project of the CFO. My manager was too timid to present the findings or make any difference by planting a seed, so those 70-hour workweeks performing the analysis were wasted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize your remote work staff more efficiently and establish continuous quality improvement practices after a CMMI-based audit is performed by your PMO. Don't have a PMO? Charter one. You'll find better-performing people and projects have PMOs supporting them. Listen to the squeaky wheels who desire higher quality methods and expectations and empower them to help managers improve their performance. People are anxious to add value but without leadership are lost in a worker-bee mentality with little hope for the future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once a GREAT company to work for... great people, good products

    Supply Chain (Current Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsGood products, great people, good pay

    ConsWork long hours every week...Top management not in tune with operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall positive workplace

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsGreat culture, comfortable work environment

    ConsLack of top management support for lower level corporate projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great place, great projects, great workforce

    Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsAn intern cant expect much more from a company. Through-the-roof salary, great internship staff and hiring manger was very supportive and understanding. Worked on some important and interesting projects in a consortium setting with big name players. Had a lot of fun and learned even more.

    ConsNot much except not the most happening location (Westford, MA) and conference calls at unusual times of the day (communication across time zones)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great company to work for

    Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) Westford, MA

    ProsGreat money, very flexible and the people were great

    ConsCompany sells remote access software but do not like employees working from home. Sometimes the managers are hypocrites.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in your employees and stop the BS..management full of themselves

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