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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated April 27, 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. "11.5 years, Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My colleagues were incredible, as was my manager. The work was interesting and the compensation was above average. PTO is unlimited, benefits fantastic.

    Cons

    There are a million layers of management, it's unbelievable. Your job is not guaranteed; I lost mine in a layoff after 11.5 years of dedication and loyalty. The product is falling apart now and people are leaving in droves, but I suspect the product is not high on the radar anymore for management. There is a clear priority in India; the company has placed emphasis on hiring cheap vs hiring quality. Two laborers in India for the cost of one US-based employee. One in particular we even said "Do not hire," and they hired him anyway at a low pay position. He is the only person they kept post-layoff.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, everyone is leaving. I'm not sure what you can do at this point. Many people were so loyal to you, and you didn't even try to restructure them into other roles. The severance was sub-par and the layoff was handled gracelessly. The manager wouldn't even look my colleague in the eyes or shake his hand and he was an incredible employee.


  2. "Staff Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, but the individual management sucks.

    Cons

    individual management is hopeless and sucks.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you fit in culture, it is great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible timing
    - Nice building
    - Opportunity for internal team transfer

    Cons

    - Requires a lot of overtime work
    - Lot of politics
    - Promotion is not guaranteed even if you work entire day and night.


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  5. "Intern position experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Inern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best management and infrastructure available and helpful managers

    Cons

    Tough to cope up with work pressure but worth it

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific


  6. "Good company in decline"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, work/life balance, Interesting technologies, Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, company has not grown in years, mostly in contraction mode


  7. "Great compensation; stock never moves; long hours."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, one of the highest in the silicon valley. Cafeteria food is good, and the buildings are relatively new and nice to work in.

    Cons

    The stock price has dat between $20-28 for the last few years except for an occasional hiccup.

    Long hours required, multiple conf calls with bangalore per week meaning early mornings or late nights. No remote work policy, not even once a week. Nobody goes here to innovate...


  8. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smartest colleagues and uniquely collaborative work environment. Technology is top notch. Good pay, benefits.

    Cons

    Quarterly struggles create morale problems


  9. "fat management structure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    bright people in the industry works here

    Cons

    management layer is bulky adding to overhead for the engineers


  10. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Times and good number of Holidays - 12 sick leave and 15 PTOs

    Cons

    Product oriented and too much focus on success of the company, too much time spent on releases

    Advice to Management

    we should be able to use our own laptops for work


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Product Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people depending on the group, will work to get the job done regardless of how it was presented to the team by management.

    Cons

    Poor management, often promoted without leadership experience and or within the same group, which makes for leadership challenges. They work you hard without a second thought on work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration the big picture and not just your pie in the sky view. Allow your teams to work together for the greater good, without letting your ego play a part.


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