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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy work life balance ( unlimited work from home option ) (in 177 reviews)

  • Project timings is any work from Home option is there (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes work/life balance might be a bit tougher (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company, has gone downhill in the recent past."

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    Current Employee - Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its an ethical, stable company

    Cons

    Used to be a great place to work at, went downhill fast and stayed there.
    - Very slow paced
    - Not much value add to resume since they use old tools and technology
    - Management is way too political. A bit of politics is always present in companies of this size, but here its crazier.
    - Most acquisitions have been unsuccessful because decisions to acquire have been based on how well the top management of both companies know each other! :(

    Advice to Management

    Please review if some of the mid level management needs to be refreshed.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Awful working environment for women"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    - good company, good benefits with good potential of personal growth
    - some good people working very hard and committed

    Cons

    The ongoing scandal of extra-marital affair between the senior exec and his director is making it very difficult for women to emerge without the perception of "very close senior exec sponsorship". The back chatter and the continuous irony are making it awful working environment for women

    Advice to Management

    Please clean up this affair and focus on the business

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some V.P.s and Directors are best in the business, but frustrated and leave and take leadership with them.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs and shifting of executive management into positions they don't have a clue about. Business Dev - strategic decisions can take 10-12 months and still not sure when implementing. Marketing stagnant. Bonus given on a whim of directors who cater to besties. Heavy politics leading to isolation if management is questioned. Not healthy work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Scuttlebutt is next layoff is in October. Get rid of mid-management and bring in leaders, not 'yes' men/women who don't have a clue and rarely come in the office. Their teams prop them up.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good company but very questionable ethics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - very annoying ethic situation where a senior exec is engaged in an extra-marital affair with a lady from his organization. Most people are aware and embarrassed, many 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 of JDI is wondering what is HR doing and where is the company code of conduct?

    Advice to Management

    - address and clean up the ethics concern. It is very inappropriate for a company like Juniper
    - You 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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  6. "Treated Contractors Poorly"

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    Former Contractor - ICAM in Westford, MA
    Former Contractor - ICAM in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of people to find compatible friends among coworkers.

    Above average benefits and culture.

    Cons

    Contractors on the inside sales team are treated poorly and the management is content with lying to their faces on a regular basis.

    Little, if any, respect is shown to contractors on the inside sales team, and your status will no be known to you unless you put fourth tremendous efforts to force them to communicate with you.

    You might have no idea whether or not your contract is going to be extended until the last day. Tremendously unprofessional.

    There are cliques that try to undermine others.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, pay is better than most

    Cons

    Good old boys club, management is very condescending to women and there isn't really an outlet to report harassment (no Employee Relations team to ensure anonymity), touts a healthy work-life balance but many managers don't follow the same practice

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Rudderless"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people. None-confrontational atmosphere. You could probably take naps and no one would notice. Slow pace and not a lot of accountability.

    Cons

    I bet they had a lot of really smart, motivated and hungry people at one time but those days are long gone. Seems like a lot of people are just coasting along collecting a paycheck and not working too hard. My direct manager was a great person who had some smart ideas and knew how to move things along. My manager's manager was a zombie. No idea what that person did or what that person's priorities were. I saw next to no collaboration going on, which is not normal but was the norm at Juniper.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing reports to sales? Cut the B and C players and bring in some folks that know what a well run machine looks like. Bring in modern collaboration and productivity tools.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Westford a Backwater"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products; smart committed people

    Cons

    Frequent management changes, hiring freezes, travel bans and Sunnyvale-centricity make it almost impossible to be promoted.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, on site gym with personal trainers

    Cons

    Major turnover, 4 new bosses per year. No work/life balance whatsoever. No engineering accountability at all. Engineering bias company that overruns all other organizations

    Advice to Management

    Implement checks and balances for development. Hold engineering accountable for work they throw over the wall and leave the rest of the company having to clean up the mess


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