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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Sometimes work/life balance might be a bit tougher (in 47 reviews)

  • upper management is not caring for their employees (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "10+ years Still Love Working Here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Majority of people have highest work integrity. Great balance work and home life.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any Cons. We are really busy and sometimes life is hectic but that's mostly a good thing.

    Juniper Networks Response

    Apr 4, 2017 – HR Program Manager

    Thank you for you review. We are so happy you still enjoying working here after 10+ years!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Will contest unemployment benefits so, better have another job lined up quick!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slave in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Slave in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you desperately need a job. If you all ready know someone who works here and a friend got you in. If you are a shallow and superficial person. If you are Indian or Asian, because they are the majority here and they rule.

    Cons

    Juniper Networks is one of the 25% of the companies that lie about laying you off, will say that you quit, so they don't have to pay unemployment benefits. They are having a layoff and screwing people out of their unemployment. If you liked high school, this is the place for you. The mentality is juvenile in nature and you need to be with the right crowd to work here. If you like working with an obsolete technology and worry about getting laid off or another company trying to acquire you, you'll love it here. If you are a Cisco Systems reject, because, most of the employees here flunked out of Cisco U. Bunch of hangers on from the tech bust that hardly do any work and chase out anyone who is competent.

    Advice to Management

    You're living in the past (1990s tech boom era).

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't."

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

    Pros

    You need a stable job in a slow moving company.

    Cons

    Management has lost the plot. Nepotism is rampant in the Helpdesk and the IT department. The innovators have all left engineering, leaving behind only those who can't or won't leave (golden handcuffs). Initiative is not supported, groupthink is preferred.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the lip service. Work on reducing micromanagement, rather than head count. Meet with the rank and file and stop beleive the b-s that is being spun by middle management.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Time to leave, before the JUNOS transformation bull**** hits the fan"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life/work balance - the code development branch is locked all the time, gives employees plenty of time to goof off

    Cons

    Promotions are impossible unless you threaten to leave
    No bonus this year (well, maybe other people think a 4% annual bonus is a
    'bonus')
    Innovation is non-existent
    This whole JUNOS transformation thing is going to be so painful I don't want to be around when that cascade of disasters hits

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees bonuses for their hard work
    Promote from within - none of this hire people from outside mentality - I feel existing employees are never going to be promoted anymore


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Things have greatly deteriorated since this posting .... the company has taken a turn for the worse during the downturn"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hmm... JUNOS is a superior operating system, flexibility to telecommute, good benefits and salary is good if you negotiate correctly on the way in.

    Cons

    Things have greatly deteriorated since this posting .... the company has taken a turn for the worse, and I wouldn't consider Juniper a place to try and make a career any longer ... still haven't figured out the difference between leadership & management, and lost sight of what really matters during the recent economic downturn .... not well positioned any longer ... it's going to be an "also-ran" type company from here on out ... only good to get experience and hop to the next thing as soon as you can .... not a place to build a career any longer ... wish it were, but isn't the place.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just announce layoffs and continuous reorgs without considering this is having upon those that are left behind - it was a wonderful place to work, and I sincerely believe Juniper has now lost it's way .... I won't recommend this company as a "best company to work for" - it was prior to 2008 ... but no longer .... sinking ship!!!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Place to work overall!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good technical growth, strong products, flexible, decent pay and benefits,
    good engineers,

    Cons

    non appreciative culture, engineer not treated well, every thing needs to be demanded.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your engineers, they are not getting treated well!!


  7. Helpful (7)

    "No respect for your contributions, get paid the least..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The outside world still thinks (even you used to feel the same when you were not here) that this is a great place to work for....

    Cons

    1. Bad Management. No respect for the engineers and their contributions.
    2. Very less salaries compared to the peer companies in market.
    3. The top part of management and their next 25% (in designation, not performance) are heavy, happy, and privileged. But as move down the ladder/org chart, reality hits, and you feel shame.
    4. The reviews/appraisals seem a mockery. After every review/appraisal, you find that the higher designated employees are are always considered the top performers, and get the fattest part of the budget.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees..And as rightly said by another reviewer, by employees I too mean all employees, and not your top 25%.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "bad company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Escalation Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    light workload, comfortable environment. easy task and very flexible work hour,

    Cons

    no fun to work there

    Advice to Management

    rewarding according to performance, not politics


  9. Helpful (2)

    "mediocre management, too many politics, and cheaper labor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It focus on niche market, and stable for a while

    Cons

    The management is pretty cheap,
    there is no basic transparency,
    a lot of under-table deals
    If you work for some powerful boss, you could turn rich;
    If you work for some powerless boss, you are tired to death and get nothing.
    no vision and no strategy, no committee, just following one word
    mediocre management just push tasks to engineering without basic engineering sense
    even CEO and CTO fight for their awards.
    Nobody knows why there are CEO awards,
    suddenly there is a big CTO award ;)

    Advice to Management

    Make the rule and follow it


  10. Helpful (1)

    "employment discrimination happens very often at Juniper"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a place for pay, but no respect

    Cons

    A lot of discrimination happen at Juniper;
    Some employees got paid for their projects;
    while their cube neighbor could not for theirs.
    The management will manipulate all policies
    to favor their boss, but very pushy to their
    team members.
    Lack basic respect between managers
    and employees; No HR policy to follow, and
    design the trap to fire people by law to avoid
    being sued

    Advice to Management

    Hire decent people as managers, don't let cheap dogs plague
    That will kill Juniper


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