Juniper Networks Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Oct 26, 2020

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  • "Extraordinary work environment, great place to learn(in 140 reviews)

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  • "work life balance to some extent but its all relative to what client you are working with(in 87 reviews)

  • "Upper Management, culture in transition(in 48 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company But Changing

      Oct 26, 2020 - Senior Major Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teamwork, benefits, products, cultural history

      Cons

      Upper Management, culture in transition

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Confused portfolio

      Sep 20, 2020 - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, amazing engineers and amazing work/life balance

      Cons

      Constant musical chairs in the upper management leading to a confused portfolio and internal competition. Industry is far ahead while Juniper is left far behind.

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pathetic place to work!

      Aug 12, 2019 - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None, that you wont find in other companies

      Cons

      THE WORST place to work in the valley. No Increments Very little to NO Bonuses Upper management has no focus, no direction for the organization Lots of politics

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Unreasonable promises and demands to first level managers

      May 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary is good and bonuses are reasonable (depending on the financial results). First level managers are generally good and understand how to connect with the team

      Cons

      Company's strategy is completely in no direction at all. In terms of product offering and being ahead of competition, it is where it was so many years back. Strategy is just keeping up with the changing world but not gaining anything against the competition. This is especially true on security side where it was doing over $120 Million 8 yrs back and now struggling to get to even $75 Million. Looks like product management has no real sense or strategy on how to beat the competition. They just keep asking for feature sets to get that one deal and just producing hardware that does better performance. Competition has moved far ahead due to this myopic view. On the top of it, upper management just keeps pushing 1st level management with some unreasonable targets and shrinking resources. Also, expectation from managers is to work 24x7 with calls every evening with folks in china and every night with folks in India. No work-life balance and in the end no appreciation either after doing all this.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work on cutting edge technology

      Jul 9, 2008 - Technical Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to work on cutting edge technology and to be part of making the difference in the world. Juniper has great tools and utilities for knowledge sharing; called email and email aliases. As smaller company comparing to its competition (Cisco), I think Juniper manages its technical knowledge and ability very well.

      Cons

      Entire upper management starting with the CEO himself has issues with the "real" market picture and needs. Juniper is so late with ethernet and switching deployments. The worst is that it seems that we are loosing the grip on enterprise innovation. All our products are doing is idential replica of the competion. Only and only reason Juniper got where it is today is the innovation that changed choice of vendor for global ISP market. However, we are lacking that innovation in the enterprise world; thus I am not sure how will this play out.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Would not recommend

      Jul 24, 2015 -  
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      Pros

      -Good pay -Good benefits -High performers get taken care of well and recognized (depends on manager) -Management is recognizing and acting on need to modernize tools and processes for software development/release

      Cons

      -Middle management operates from fire-drill to fire-drill; difficult to get and stick to long-term commitments -Engineering chronically over-commits for given capacity. Quality and timing suffer (see above) -Upper management focusing on reducing expenses, not growth -Aggressive activist investor means company priorities are short-term shareholder gain (see above) -Product management stretched very thin -Constant re-orgs and strategy changes during exec shuffles make for chaotic periods where it's difficult to execute -Difficult to get promoted above individual contributor level because (a) managers stay for a long time (b) senior management likes to bring in external hires for manager/director/vp roles -Massive amounts of attrition in a specific business unit; morale and ability to execute are low -Overbearing process; in the time that is needed to get a product slide deck approved, the competition could be half-way done with a product refresh

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Self-serving management, demotivated work force.

      Jul 10, 2011 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company in principle, is a good place to work. It is still a very nimble player and has lot of opportunity to grow, while being a fairly stable place to work, where you don't have to worry about losing the job because of a bad quarter.

      Cons

      Management starting from first level all the way to executives seem to be self-serving, with no interest to solve some of the issues that are dogging the company. Repeated mentioning of issues to management falls into deaf ears. Company has had some 15+ reorgs in last 5 years and most of them if not all have been geared towards promoting someone in the guise of streamlining. They do things, then undo the same things all the in the name of reorgs. Upper management really blind to the real issues that are haunting the company and use random methods to fix them. Lot of dilbertian style management cliches floated around.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Wheel of layoffs

      Apr 14, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, some of the smartest people I've worked with. Good work-life balance. Opportunity to explore different roles in adjacent groups.

      Cons

      Unfortunately Juniper's products have become a complete commodity to the core customers. The company is trying to steer into a software business, but this will take time and lots of pressure from 'the street'. The company goes through a destructive cycle of layoffs every 6 months, somehow always impacting the working bees instead of the upper management groups. As in any company, politics are a dominant factor in who stays and who goes, so if you join, play the game or get ready to become irrelevant. The security BU has completely destroyed what was once a great set of solutions and technology. The exodus of thought leaders is very telling. Since Rami took the CEO seat, things got better, but maybe be is too late to correct direction. Increasing competition from SDN players, and development of in-house solutions from the core customer base paints a grim outlook. The attrition and continuous rotation of marketing strategy and confusing messaging to the customers don't seem to help either.

      13 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Some Management expect more with less, too many layoffs & restructures

      Aug 11, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and benefits. Pretty good flex hours. Lots of good people with great integrity. Decent career growth if you can navigate the constant restructures.

      Cons

      Have been with Juniper over 10 years. Sadly more and more managers insisting on same quality of work with less resources. Retaliation and isolation is swift if you don't just go with the flow. They provide ability to give feedback and surveys but it is very easy to reverse engineer who provided which feedback or survey and as a result one can't really be honest as some managers retaliate. The repeat layoffs and restructures are becoming a norm whereas 6-8 years ago they were rare. Moral is declining. It's sad. I think upper management has no clue what happens with middle managers and how they treat their teams.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company to work

      Apr 12, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are very good processes which guides the engineering towards efficiency. Acceptable work life balance in most teams. Current CEO & team reasonably transparent about the next steps. Routing Business Group, have most of their leaders from in house talent pool . These folks, who wore hard hats in Juniper during its early days are doing a stellar job of leading the company towards productivity and revenue.

      Cons

      Native talent pool is not nurtured to take leadership roles. Mission critical projects are executed by lower/middle/upper management hired from competitors, who has less clue about the native DNA (Doing more with less) which is the success ingredient for this company. Less opportunity for women to grow into leadership roles in Engineering areas. Like any corporate company, interviewing/appraisal/promotion process is slowly being manipulated by lower/middle level managers, to uplift friends & family. Will be a negative aspect for productivity and demotivating factor for performing employees.

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