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"Great company, but stop the layoffs!!"

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Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good company.. Good technology. Higher leadership team is doing a great job. The new CEO knows what hes doing. Great customers!!

Cons

Lays off people every year. Unstable company to work for

Advice to Management

Stop the layoffs. Reduce executive compensation!!

Other Employee Reviews for Juniper Networks

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for but with caveats, as it struggles with changes for several years"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good employee comp packages and benefits
    - Depends on the groups and leaders, but groups with good leaders are generally good places to work.
    - Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business.
    - Fairly strong routing and SP business based on strong engineering.
    - Recent re-orgs have brought some needed changes in consolidation of functions, eliminating redundancies and some long overdue flattening of the org. But more is needed, see cons.

    Cons

    - Hire and fire environment, several months of active hiring, then hiring freeze following by RIF, then starts over. This happens 2-3 times a year. People are often RIF'd based on title or internal politics, not performance or capabilities.
    - Weak leadership. Constant land-grabs by VP's, frequent re-org and shuffling of roles and responsibilities.
    - Company vision and strategy has been in flux for several years. 2014 direction under new CEO is not clear and does not inspire confidence.
    - Free spending atmosphere. Great deal of waste. Still plenty of room for redundancy reduction, consolidation and up-leveling.
    - New CEO seems to be in place to drive short term stock gains, possibly positioning for an exit/acquisition.
    - Security business, once a market leader, has been contracting and now seems to be in controlled spin-down or spin-out.

    Advice to Management

    - Clarify vision and strategy.
    - Be more forthright on focus and even more so on what will not be supported (i.e. security and WLAN business).
    - Change the executive culture, bring in execs more concerned with business success than titles, land grabs, and partying at company expense.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointed by the politics and constant changes in direction."

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

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation was above average, with lots of additional benefits like VTA passes and commuter checks.

    Cons

    The internal politics were difficult to deal with, and the company is so process-heavy that it was incredibly difficult to get anything done. Constant reorganizations and changes in leadership/direction compounded the issues. If you work for a company that gets acquired by Juniper, start looking for an exit strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Take a seriously look at how you handle layoffs, project cancelations, and acquisitions. Not enough communications, and employees are frequently left in the dark about the plans and/or future while things are in progress.

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