Juniper Networks Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Jan 8, 2021

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  • "Good work life balance in company(in 307 reviews)

  • "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)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      A Great Company

      May 21, 2020 - Service Delivery Manager in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      learning, open structure, everyone is important , flexible work environment

      Cons

      immigrant managers lack management skills, they are techies Not managers

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      OK but disorganized

      Oct 29, 2020 - Six Sigma Black Belt in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible work environment with WFH potential

      Cons

      pretty disorganized and lots of bureaucratic issues with management

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Leading with Fear is never a fruitful result. High level of toxicity.

      Jun 23, 2020 - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Stock; decent commission; decent vacation time

      Cons

      There is a constant revolving door with sales. The leading with fear approach....Employees never respect that style of fascade of motivation. Remember, people dont leave jobs or careers, they leave managers. This is NEVER a good look to a customer base. It tells the customer that the company doesn't value their hardworking employees so therefore why would they value their customers? Meeting with new customers who say that you're the 5th Account Manager in 2 years doesn't bode well. Yet another larger Silicon Valley company that doesn't value their employees. Heres a great article for Sales Management to take heed: Leading by fear still seems to common in our workplaces. I have seen it often throughout my career. Many companies still show a culture of fear, even at a time where society is becoming more progressive and entrepreneurial. One of the problems is that leading by fear can work. Fear is a very effective motivator, even if it involves an unpleasant sensation. There is no doubt that leading by fear can get things done. For humans, fear is a primal motivator that can prevent the lion from eating us. That is, when there were lots of lions around. In a work environment, there are no lions. Only people. What Are Fearful Team Members Scared Of? A fearful team member is likely to be scared of: Losing their job Suffering damage to their reputation Being made to look bad in front of their colleagues; and Feeling worthless and bad at their job. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a scary leader, you may be causing fear in your team just because of your position of authority. Be careful to monitor how your team behaves. Are you the source of their fear? Leading By Fear Can Work, So Why Does It Matter? Fear is a powerful motivator, there is no doubt about that. However, leading by fear has a number of consequences that I’ve noticed during my career. Let’s take a look at some of them. 1. Leading By Fear Stops Teamwork leading by fear - stops teamworkTeamwork thrives when people are “in it together” and trying to accomplish a common goal. Unfortunately, when you have a fearful team member, they have a stronger, individual goal – to avoid the source of their fear. This fear-based goal will win. Instead of collaborating with others, a fearful team member will likely steamroll people, or go around them, to accomplish their goal faster. Collaboration takes time, which a fearful person doesn’t feel they have. To learn more about improving collaboration, read this post: How Leaders Can Improve Collaboration in the Workplace. 2. Leading By Fear Creates Workplace Gangs So what happens when you have not just one scared person, but a whole team? Sometimes, they form a collective that works to get things done at all costs. Collectively motivated by fear, they will join forces to do their work, at the expense of the productivity of other teams. Workplace gangs will: Avoid following proper process, if they feel it will slow them down Prioritise their work above the work of any other team Stop communicating with other teams, because people may question what they’re doing (which will also slow them down). Interestingly, many workplace gangs will justify themselves by saying they are simply supporting their strong leader to accomplish their goals. In reality, most of the time, it’s a group of people with a shared motivation – fear. 3. Leading By Fear Stops People From Speaking Up When you lead by fear, people stop offering their opinions. Instead, scary leaders are stuck in a vacuum where they receive very little feedback. Fearful team members don’t see the point in speaking up, as they are fearful of being criticised for their ideas. I’ve observed meetings where a whole team stays silent, without offering any feedback to the leader. Then, when the meeting is over, all you hear is how much they disagree with the leader’s approach. The real problem with this is that a fearful team may do things they know are going to fail, because they are so scared to say anything. They can see the pending disaster, but they’ll just keep going. This does not lead to positive results. 4. Leading By Fear Kills Confidence in Team Members Perhaps the most damaging consequence of fear based leadership is that it destroys the confidence of a team. When somebody is constantly belittled, criticised and discredited, sometimes their fear makes them begin to believe it’s true. I’ve seen very experienced and competent people lose their confidence after prolonged bullying by fear-based leaders. Once they’ve lost their confidence, the other problems begin. They stop speaking up, they stop collaborating. Basically, they turn into the type of team member that they never wanted to be. — Leading by fear is a dangerous game to play. At first, it might seem like it gets results. But watch out for the negative consequences that may be lying just below the surface.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Overall a fulfilling experience

      Jul 11, 2020 - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly work environment, passionate employees, diverse teams

      Cons

      Internship does not necessarily guarantee full time opportunities

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      transition from NCG to Senior engineer

      Feb 27, 2020 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, company culture & work-life balance

      Cons

      people with low experience get under paid.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good company , decent salary

      Sep 30, 2019 - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Good working environment and talented people.

      Cons

      Low to no RSU's and no stock options.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great balance

      Feb 13, 2019 - Staff ASIC Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Very understanding Managers. - Excellent Parental leave policy. - Good responsibility and tasks

      Cons

      - Stock and company results have been weak. - Have had a few lay-offs in small time. - Some folks take undue advantage of the relax work environment which causes the delays.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Awesome Work Place

      Feb 12, 2019 - Resident Engineer in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing work environment. Lot of possibilities to learn new.

      Cons

      growth is slow. unless u stands out exceptional.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Challenging and transformational period

      Dec 30, 2018 - General Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging and diverse work environment.

      Cons

      Politics, if you allow it, can derail your focus.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Job

      Nov 11, 2018 - Technical Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, work environment, workload, experience

      Cons

      No work from home or other basic benefits

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