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"Going nowhere slowly."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The benefits and compensation were reasonable, and there seemed to be many intelligent and hard working people there.

Cons

Constant churn and reogranization. The name of my business units changed 4 times in three years, with corresponding changes in leadership.

Enterprise is not taken seriously, and acquisitions are not done in a strategic manner.

Politics are a problem at the higher levels.

Advice to Management

Communication lines from the top are broken. When restructuring and trimming projects, you need to have a plan BEFORE you cancel. Dropping the cancelation on the team without a followup plan generates a huge moral problem.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Juniper has good products but is being destroyed by poor management"

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    Former Employee - Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good technology, good compensation, many opportunities to do interesting work, many excellent people.

    Cons

    Company has had "growing pains" for 5 years--now they are "shrinking pains"--but the pain is the same. Very complex, confusing, decentralized environment. Multiple groups doing the same thing, starting competing initiatives and projects. Extremely inefficient and crazy-making. We had three re-orgs in a year! They hired directors and VPs like crazy last 2 years, now had a big layoff because "too many directors and VPs."
    The management has gone from being overoptimistic to hyper-pessimistic, but still cannot seem to set a direction for the company, and is constantly reacting to the latest news on Wall Street. Whatever Cisco did 2 years ago, Juniper will do today--whether it worked or not. Current fad is to outsource every function possible, even when the cost saving is small and disruption huge.
    The Finance group literally cannot tell other groups what their budgets are. Weak IT department hinders everything, is well known to be a problem internally. It's embarrassing to work for a networking company that cannot manage to keep its videoconference equipment working.

    Advice to Management

    You can't outsource everything and expect to maintain quality. Stop doing things just because Cisco does them. Wasn't Juniper founded to do it better than Cisco? And if you keep hiring people from failing companies, guess what you'll get--more failures.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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

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