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Juniper Networks Westford Reviews

Updated October 28, 2016
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  • Work life balance can be tough due to different geographies and late night or early conference calls (in 44 reviews)

  • Some of the upper management isn't really that knowledgeable in their field (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Juniper Networks, Westford MA perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some great people with good experience to learn from.
    Opportunities exist to change roles.
    Starting to make the right moves to transform the company, but still slow to evolve.

    Cons

    Extremely Sunnyvale-focused ref decision-making makes all remote locations somewhat precarious.
    All program decisions roll up to 1 single person.
    Lots of process overhead and inefficiency.
    Still very much a hardware company in a software era.


  2. "Inside Service Business Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits and work/home flexibility are A+

    Cons

    limited ability to be promoted within, lots of turnover


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great engineering company, questionable execution."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees, good resources to learn from, amazing products, software is by far the best in the industry. Pay isn't the best but decent.

    Cons

    Dropped multiple product lines to keep from having a complete solution. Impossible to find any information easily. Marketing is lacking for such a good position in the networking industry.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the product lines in tact. Please advertise so to make recognition easier. There are some amazing minds at juniper. Don't let them go to waste by not capitalizing on it.


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  5. "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Management and technology portfolio in IP routing, Switching and Security. Very Strong reputation of having high quality products and very well liked by customers.

    Cons

    Lots of negative churn in last 5 years with products leadership and competitive offers. In the last year it looks like they have turned this around under Rami

    Advice to Management

    Refocus to become a software company and use IP assets and high quality solutions to be bell weather against larger industry move away from hardware based solutions


  6. "Leader in its space, a good work environment."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel that my compensation is average for the industry. Company allows you to set aside 10% of your salary to purchase stock at 15% discount every 6 months which is a good benefit.

    I like the fact that many folks in upper management have been with the company since it was a startup, this includes the CEO and CTO. Upper management is approachable, receptive to feedback. There is also a strong emphasis on ethics. New CEO in 2015 is a positive change.

    From a technology perspective Juniper is a leader in the network infrastructure space.

    The CFO keep a tight watch on company expenses. There are periodic small layoffs which helps the company run lean but I don't think it is understaffed.

    Cons

    The focus on the bottom line means that the company is very stingy with stock options.

    Career development does not seem to be a priority for my manager in particular.

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more generous with stock options, allow employees to feel like they own the company.

    Lower level management is supportive, but could do a better job communicating and encouraging career growth.


  7. "Intern Computer Science"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Westford, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They value their intern program. Great perks including field trips, weekly intern meetings, and general appreciation

    Cons

    The work is busy work that employers don't have time for. To be expected, but still busy work for the interns

    Advice to Management

    Find some interesting projects for interns to work with. That is more important than the environment time wise. Other than that great job!


  8. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Systems Development and Support in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Development and Support in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly effective business system. Exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    No work life balance. No diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep skilled people employed, lose unskilled people.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Fun, relaxed, yet motivational environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many inside sales positions are just call rooms where the rep's make 100's of cold calls per day. Juniper partners each inside rep with 1 outside rep, both responsible for the same territory number. Inside reps are given SE support and are treated as valuable as the outside reps. Great stepping stone to outside sales.

    Cons

    The company is constantly changing products. We spend months working on strategies around specific products only to have them sold off. It creates an environment where people are afraid to purchase wondering what's next to go.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to expand your knowledge not just your job role, also to learn more about everything else going on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall very good journey, constantly something keeps changing here and there are new challenging goals set all the time and I learned and have lots of insights about Business while working as systems analyst role. Pays above average and ensure there is above average contribution from employees - win-win situation who wants to work more and get more.

    Cons

    work life balance may get off the whack and little tricky to maintain that. Cannot focus on formal training and improvement, employee learning and progress comes along by delivering more by working on more projects.

    Advice to Management

    The employee development programs, training programs mostly goes unused as everyone is very busy here. It is made obvious that cost reduction comes before than a better working experience for the employees, taking a hit on the value of the company for some one working long here.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Declining"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well. They pay very well.

    Cons

    Arrogant. No focus on customer.

    Advice to Management

    Sell.



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