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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy work life balance ( unlimited work from home option ) (in 183 reviews)

  • Project timings is any work from Home option is there (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes work/life balance might be a bit tougher (in 54 reviews)

  • upper management is not caring for their employees (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "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 place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good in Juniper.

    Cons

    Cons varies depending on department which you work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "My time at Juniper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Juniper has a very solid set of products and is well run from an engineering perspective. The engineering organization is world class, and continues to innovate and create compelling new technology.

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic and is prone to near constant reorganization across the company. I had 6 managers over an 11 year period. In many cases the changes were driven more by mid-level and upper-level politics as opposed to real reasons, like changes in the product portfolio or a shift in the strategy for different vertical markets.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "The "Juniper Way" is now doing employee layoffs every 3 to 6 months. Co. being cost cut out of the marketplace."

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Nice co-workers and team atmosphere among some workgroups.

    Cons

    Too political now and little to no innovation being done.
    Too many incompetent people in Upper Mgmt who add no value.
    No creative business strategies. New strategy of extreme cost cutting and laying key people off and keeping the political hacks is terribly flawed and will not help long term profitability or revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Focus and listen to what’s really going on internally and externally. Take off the blinders and check your egos at the door. Then revise your strategy before it's too late. Stop using layoffs as a way to boost the bottom line or you'll soon have no one left who wants to work for you.


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Has good benefits and worked with many intelligent driven colleagues

    Cons

    Could get political at times


  6. "nothing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing as of now here

    Cons

    layoff and security division has issues

    Advice to Management

    focus of security business along with routing


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Political backstabbing the norm now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Work from home is nice on snow days or kid sick days
    This place used to be great.
    I made some really good friends with smart people

    Cons

    Endless rounds of layoffs. Political people kept while good engineers laid off. Layoffs in October cut some great people and we were told this is now a layoff company like Cisco, get used to round after round of layoffs.
    If you like night and weekend work stay here. It used to be that there would be “overtime” on big deadlines but it would go back to “normal” after the deadline passed. Now, arbitrary deadlines are everyday and there is no decompress time. The job has gotten more high pressure and there is no work life balance.
    I used to think this was a manager-based issue, but now it is company wide
    Security business is bringing down the ship.

    Advice to Management

    How many rounds of layoffs do you need a year. You are affecting real human beings.
    Get a stategy and stick to it.
    The Juniper Way is to pull the knife out of your back and get back to work. It is terrible to work here now.

  8. "so so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    decent pay. lots of smart people

    Cons

    losing market share and profitability

    Advice to Management

    think harder. doing the same thing will get the same results.


  9. "Transforming from a primarily hardware company to a software company"

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

    Pros

    Juniper is turning into a software company (it used to mainly focus on equipment and ASICs) so anyone involved in developing software has plenty of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    It is sometimes challenging to be based outside USA although the company offers a number of technologies to facilitate remote communication and make sure overseas subsidiaries are kept in the loop.

    Advice to Management

    No specific advice


  10. "software"

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    Former Employee - Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company
    friendly culture
    humble attitude of executives about strengths and weakness

    Cons

    smaller company than other big wigs so less opportunities if u get bored with current role

    Advice to Management

    don't go on acquisition spree like ur big brother company


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