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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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  • Sometimes work/life balance might be a bit tougher (in 45 reviews)

  • Some of the upper management isn't really that knowledgeable in their field (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dying company rotten management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer 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

    Location, location, location, location, location

    Cons

    Unorganized work culture, no vision, obsolete technology, bad management, poor reward system, zero career growth for engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage internal hire in different teams. Do not be rude to your direct reportees. Do not encourage employees without any relevant formal education to your management just because they have performed consistently as engineers. Encourage innovation by implementing reward system for the engineers and not just to the tier 2 or tier 3 managers. Train your engineers, and especially, the engineering managers to speak properly in English and conduct themselves in a dignified manner while talking to colleagues .


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Inefficient Company-Stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have Nothing to say

    Cons

    Juniper Networks is a company filled with inefficient managers who do not know the first thing about project management. Contractors are treated like trash and insulted all the time. I was a contractor for a little over a year and was waiting for my first opportunity to quit. Stay away from Juniper or get ready to be burnt out and lose interest . Late night calls are common even when the entire team sits in the same building. Absolutely no regard for an employee's personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with better skills. Most people quit to avoid having to work with inefficient managers.


  3. "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much--had a nice cafeteria and had a couple cool guys I worked with.

    Cons

    Worst onboarding of all time. Managers knew less than us. Sales engineers could barely communicate with us.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the product before you start trying to onboard a new sales team. Just a thought.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Immigration Policy
    Company in general has an excellent leadership canopy.
    Very intelligent engineers mainly on the Routing side.
    Extremely smart CEO/CTO and great Senior Engineers.

    Cons

    Switching side is a big mess :
    1. 0 - Negative Work Life balance. Almost every weekend the engineers are asked to work.
    2. The whole switching BU over commits to projects and sets unrealistic goals, and further ties it to bonus. Over committing make lives of engineers a mess.
    3. Zero Diversity. Looks like they only want to hire people from one particular part of the world, so that they can over work them, without complains.
    4. Juniper Networks (at least switching side) is not the highest paying employers, they dont even come close to livable pay in the bay area.
    5. Extremely toxic Mgrs/Dirs and beyond, and micro management is a virtue to have here.

    The upper middle management wants to show they can deliver, only by making lives of engineers hell.

    Advice to Management

    You are a great company, if changes are not made in the higher management people will leave. A lot of them have already left, conserve what you have and make BUs except RBU workable.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "QA Engineer 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a good place for work/life balance. Some groups are very good & productive.

    Cons

    I would not recommend anyone to join Juniper. Management is not employee friendly. They don't help you to grow your career. Managers are selfish over here. Don't expect salary raise. Promotions are very tough. They don't care even if you deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain internal employee. Encourage internal employee if they want to change group instead of discouraging people.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Too many sudden radical changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Software Services Administrative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Software Services Administrative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good and decent benefits. Lots of opportunity to learn things on your own.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers not doing anything useful for the company. Too many reorgs. Too many interoffice relocations (absolute waste of money!!! money that can be well spent on more important things). Lots of miscommunication between management down to employees regardless of being a "single" engineering business unit.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the cons I mentioned above.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Chaos capital"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Engineering organization is great. The bigger Engineering organization has its act right and delivering great results. The smaller Engineering organization needs some work.

    Cons

    Product Management is clueless. Across the ranks that team doesn't understand what needs to be done. Disappointed with product management.

    Advice to Management

    Release Management needs shaking up. Product management is another on the list. Instead of constantly getting resources from competition give ex-Juniperites an avenue to return.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Clueless Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Little to write about

    Cons

    Micro-management
    Engineering Team is not empowered
    Too Bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Go back to old Juniper Way


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Extremely Political, Fighting over scraps"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, some competent engineers

    Cons

    Long history of mediocre to poor management. Current crop is unusually dim yet ruthless. But they are fighting over dwindling revenue, essentially re-arranging the deck chairs...

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your parachutes are packed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Very disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Above average pay. Awesome benefits. Most of the people are nice.

    Cons

    above average pay. It makes it difficult to go to another company. I've had to take 10 to 15k less a year. No work/life balance. It is expected you will work late and weekends at management's whim.

    Piles and piles of dead wood in the company. People taking advantage of the unlimited time off.

    Company has no focus.

    Solution to problems is to out-source entire departments or lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Get focused. Stay focused. Solving money problems by getting rid of departments that aren't "sexy" isn't a good way to keep your company running.

    Stop the layoffs.

    Lower the pay of those people coming into the company. Don't go above the average for the industry.

    Get rid of the dead wood.

    Don't expect people to work 24/7.



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