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"Lost its way"

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Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Exceptional benefits, nice HQ campus. Pay is generally good but poor company performance has led to under funded bonus pool.

Cons

Poor planning and execution results in fairly regular lay-offs, lack of leadership development results in excessive external leadership hiring, has become very political, people valued more for their "connections" than their achievements. A lot of TALK about values but in the end it is all about who "likes" you.

Advice to Management

Spend less time telling the world how great Juniper is and more time being great! Get focused on the CUSTOMER. I don't believe the word "customer" is included in the company values or the strategy statement . Focus on execution

Other Employee Reviews for Juniper Networks

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company taken in the wrong direction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good OTE Packages (Even if sales never hits on target it looks good on paper). Strong SE organization. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Products quality is failing everywhere - JUNOS SRX. Give good OTE packages but then they give high quotas so no one can hit their number and never paid at OTE. Layoffs every quarter but only enough to announce to press about once a year. Upper mgt all comes from NT or ALU and they bring in their buddies to VP positions. They run it exactly like they ran Nortel and ALU. They build new equipment without a customer base then are surprised when it doesn't sell. Turnover is so high and moral is low. In the eight years I have been here I have had seven bosses. No promotions in sales but plenty of demotions. Enterprise changes their go to market strategy about every three months.

    Finally they took away all vacation next year!! You can ask your boss if you can take a vacation day but if he says no, you are out of luck.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bringing in NT and ALU executives unless you are trying to end up like both of those companies (bankrupt or stock under $1). If that is the plan then keep up the good work you are doing great.


  2. "Busy but can learn a lot for fresh graduate"

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    Former Intern - Software Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Software Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are lots of excellent and experienced engineers from whom you can learn a lot. The task for intern is very flexible, some challenge, some easy.

    Cons

    Sometimes, assignment is not clear enough. Some human resource and time is wasted due to responsibility overlap of different teams. The mechanism of sharing resource needs some improvement between different offices.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of communication between different team, seems the management need to be improved to enhance the work efficiency.

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