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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy work life balance ( unlimited work from home option ) (in 169 reviews)

  • Project timings is any work from Home option is there (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes work/life balance might be a bit tougher (in 49 reviews)

  • upper management is not caring for their employees (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "A very people friendly firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People first is the company policy. Employyes are trusted, are treated with respect no matter how the performance is

    Cons

    Improvements can be made so Decision making is a little more democratic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and please try to retain good talent.


  2. "Good company to start career. Great people to work with."

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like similar large companies good opportunity to try different roles if you are starting your career.

    Cons

    Company is very focused in specific market verticals which stifles innovation and growth at some point.

  3. "Has great potential."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great talented people in all functions. At ground / foot soldier level very lean operation. CEO and exec team does a great job at company meetings and all hands communicating the company vision.

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty (read layoffs) in the air every alternate quarter (for what ever reason and creates disturbance in the company culture / state).

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management heavily redundant, time to trim there and get to better definition of their roles, responsibilities and performance review. Dilutes down the vision or makes it seem un-real during execution.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Associate General Counsel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding management team. Great benefits and a culture that truly cares.

    Cons

    Faces fierce competition and a rapidly changing technological environment that is difficult to keep up with.


  5. "Great company culture, great product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    People, technology, emerging areas engagement, focus on value

    Cons

    Usual growing pains of a company in between medium and large scale

    Advice to Management

    Marketing, marketing, marketing focus


  6. "Counsel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Super management team; forward thinking

    Cons

    Lots of competition in this market


  7. "Good company, but very questionable ethics"

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    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - unique technologies, good products and pocket of very talented and committed teams
    - good base of OTT and historical Telco customers
    - charismatic and very approachable CEO

    Cons

    - confusing strategy (2 years ago it was all about being software company, last year it was about merchant silicon, and now it's all about becoming cloud provider with no idea of the services to be offered to which customers nor the revenue to be made). Confusing portfolio (Leaders do not make the difference between routing and switching and ended up selling routers very cheap and with switches too expensive to sell)
    - very annoying ethic situation: senior exec is engaged in extra-marital affair with a director lady from his organization. Most people are aware and embarrassed. Many PLM and engineers are annoyed about the unfair advantage and its impact on people and business decisions. Few are acting smart and sucking up to her but the majority is wondering what is HR doing and where is the company code of conduct ?
    - many good engineering talents leaving. Quarterly layoffs and everyone is wondering how big the next one coming in october

    Advice to Management

    - adress and clean up the ethics concern. It is very inappropriate for a company like Juniper
    - You still have golds in your hands. Please find your true north for your strategy and stick with it, get your employees onboard and go execute. Please stop internal marketing and spin, people stopped believing it long time ago.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are by and large the nicest I have worked with. They truly want to do the right thing. The CEO is very competent and charismatic, looking to take Juniper to the next level.

    Cons

    Very siloed and unorganized. They are a 21 year old start up, at least that's their mentality. Stuck in the "this is the way we have always done it" mind set. They need to focus on documenting processes and procedures and not rely on "tribal knowledge".

    Advice to Management

    More transparency on bonuses; re org the business to eliminate redundancies and make it less taxing on learning the business, who to contact and structure.


  9. "Sr. IT manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. People are very open and caring to others. Supportive management team

    Cons

    Slow grow momentum in the last few years.


  10. "Some Management expect more with less, too many layoffs & restructures"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Pretty good flex hours. Lots of good people with great integrity. Decent career growth if you can navigate the constant restructures.

    Cons

    Have been with Juniper over 10 years. Sadly more and more managers insisting on same quality of work with less resources. Retaliation and isolation is swift if you don't just go with the flow. They provide ability to give feedback and surveys but it is very easy to reverse engineer who provided which feedback or survey and as a result one can't really be honest as some managers retaliate. The repeat layoffs and restructures are becoming a norm whereas 6-8 years ago they were rare. Moral is declining. It's sad. I think upper management has no clue what happens with middle managers and how they treat their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Provide employees safe method to provide feedback. Act on feedback and make sure managers are compassionate people who truly understand the needs of their team rather than the needs of the manager. I think upper management has no clue what happens with middle managers and how they treat their teams.


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