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Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy work life balance ( unlimited work from home option ) (in 178 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 52 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Open to ideas from new college grads

    Cons

    Pace is really slow, not worth it for new college grads.
    Legacy development technologies, very unproductive methodologies.
    Not good compensation for college hires.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new college grads to tell you what to do rather than company asking them to work on legacy stuff. Innovation is lost, the company is no longer innovating, its just a bait.


  2. "Software Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Get to work on new router advances and test cases

    Cons

    Very slow/lethargic atmosphere. Probably just my division

    Advice to Management

    Will need to take up more challenges and keep the work place active

  3. "Associate Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great New college Grad program based on rotations
    Great benefits
    Awesome culture
    Flexible hours & Work from home option

    Cons

    Most employees in department are homeworkers so face time with team members is less

    Advice to Management

    Could have more employee engagement activities


  4. "Excellent compay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love their culture. Two key phrases used daily is Management is authentic and approachable.

    Cons

    As most companies once a year need to clean house and make some very difficult decisions on who to let go. It has been my experience that most of the loses were positions that were found to be duplicated or given to folks looking for a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your good work. The company is strong and is only getting better.


  5. "Software test engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Juniper has friendly work environment (back then, don't know about how).
    Promotion is generally fair between 2005 to 2010. After that, gets political.
    Technology is great.

    Cons

    Innovation is not as fast as competitors. Product road map is rather slow. ASIC team is not strong enough.

    Advice to Management

    Hire right person for job. Since 2017, hiring friends and ex-coworkers are becoming common. It is very frustrating and wasting time to go thru interview process if hiring goes to friends and internal candidates.
    Create more test eng jobs at Sunnyvale.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "company going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a good company.

    Cons

    The company has too many politics. The morale is really low. It is hard to keep good people.

    Advice to Management

    There is no leadership.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great place for HR, but no more"

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

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Still some solid people in HR trying to make a difference. "Comfortable" work environment which allows for balanced life. Turned around layoff trend for two years.

    Cons

    Multiple rounds of layoffs this year. Worst kept secret that more on the way. Most of our HR leaders have left leaving us biz leaders to manage on our own. Not innovating our way to revenue growth so focus on extreme cost-cutting. Short-term focus prevents long-term growth. Impacting culture, values and innovation. Passive and uncertain HR team - third CHRO in three years fostering environment of distrust. Talent no longer matters.

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe your own press. Old articles proclaiming HR success no longer accurate, and neither is Watermark award to CEO "who gets it."

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great people, Great benefits, good pay, flexibility.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability in some groups makes it difficult for others to do their work. Difficult to move up.
    No work/life balance.


  10. "Great company with good products"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great company for employees.
    Lot of learning.
    Excellent HR team.

    Cons

    Frequent org changes could affect your performance.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate in new areas.


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