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Juniper Networks San Jose Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy work life balance ( unlimited work from home option ) (in 180 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. "Compensation"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, great time off options

    Cons

    Nothing which i can tell about

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No vision"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Differentiated products
    Good working environment

    Cons

    No shared goals or vision, just this constant insistence to move fast but without any destination in mind.
    Almost totally focused on service providers, missing a massive opportunity with enterprise customers.
    Wasting the differentiation they have in cutting-edge products by constantly prioritizing cash cow business that isn't growing.
    Trying to resuscitate a dead security portfolio.

    Advice to Management

    You need substantial change in your marketing leadership, they are a massive part of the problem.
    Sell off the security portfolio, you're never going to turn it around especially with marketing in the chaos it's in.
    Fish or cut bait with the enterprise business. Right now it's just a distraction from the service provider business and needs substantial investment to build its momentum.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    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.


  4. "Associate Systems Engineer"

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    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


  5. "Excellent compay"

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    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.


  6. "Software test engineer"

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    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.


  7. 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.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Contractor - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    great work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing much to say here.


  9. "Awsome place to work for"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Juniper Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Intern activities
    Ice cream social fridays and many more

    Cons

    Nothing as far as i experienced


  10. 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.


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