Juniper Networks Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
885 Reviews
3.3
885 Reviews
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Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fairly good support for work/life balance in many (but not all) parts of the business (in 72 reviews)

  • If you want to work on cutting edge technology then this company is for you (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance may get off the whack and little tricky to maintain that (in 22 reviews)

  • Senior management solely focused on OPEX as it drives their bonuses per the most recent 8K (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.people are very friendly always like to help and share
    2. good benefits
    3. no need to work extra hours, have good life-work balance

    Cons

    remote site, may not good for career growth

  2.  

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Energetic positive work environment. Employees are empowered and energized. Flexible work hours. Transparency but ownership.

    Cons

    Before the new CEO and mgmt team, for sometime focus was lost but now very energized since the change at top.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, sometimes politics get in the way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kanata, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kanata, ON

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The technology being developed is top-of-the line.
    The products are being deployed by all tier-1 customers.
    The remuneration and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Sometimes politics get in the way.
    The engineering tools could be a bit more modernized.
    The company has been growing a lot lately and this has resulted in associated growing pains.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Resident Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Juniper Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People
    Access to lots of info on Juniper products - Trio arch, upcoming products, etc.

    Cons

    Ability to find a job internally is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your employees to move around the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fire Fighting Every Single Day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    One of the good technology companies

    Cons

    Too aggressive on short term goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    strong products, technical innovation, interesting work, good compensation, strong leadership, good benefits,

    Cons

    not good at dealing with small remote sites, most opportunities are at head office and larger development sites, inflexible human resources policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to make it easier for managers to get their job done, too much overhead and too many processes, and cut loose directors and VPs screw up if there isn't another job for them

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Superb place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MTS3
    Former Employee - MTS3

    I worked at Juniper Networks

    Pros

    Juniper is one of the best place to work with great compensation package. Especially the ESOP option was excellent. It is a high growth company with a rigorous work ethic.

    Cons

    There is not much downside of working at Juniper Networks. The only con is that it is tough to shift from one product to another.. the inernal transfer between depts is tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to do better planning. Most of the decisions are taken by the top and sent to the other cadres. It would be better if the management get the inputs from the bottom employees before pushing for new intiatives.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work experience

    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Juniper Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, Lots of experienced people to work with, good projects and very solid software infrastructure to work on. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    It's really hard to think of cons. The process can be improved a little bit, since it's not a start up company anymore. Provide more tools and infrastructure to help software engineers' jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

  10.  

    Great employer! Couldn't be happier!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Westford, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Westford, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    State-of-the-art engineering tools to preform my job; excellent salary and benefits with very generous bonuses and perks; comfortable work environment; ethically sound and fair; high caliber of professional co-workers and managers.

    Cons

    Management has the expectation that folks will be available 24x7, which is unreasonable. Juniper pays very well, so people just go along with it, but the morale is not good because of it. Expect to work VERY long days - 14 hours seems to be the average. Executive leadership at times seems to be conflicted, which has - over the last two years - promoted a lack of faith in the company's overall vision. Communication between cross-functional groups tends to be territorial and not always in the interest of "team spirit"- a bit of finger-pointing going on... Way too many managers; a manager should not have just two or three reports - this is utterly ridiculous and not lean at all. Not much opportunity for growth potential; folks tend to get hired and then remain for in their positions for years because Juniper does not promote from within - they prefer to hire people from the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your subordinates to promote within your departments. Stop pointing fingers. Reduce the number of managers - we don't don't need a manager for two or three people. Remember that we have families and interests that don't agree with your unreasonable expectations to be available 24x7.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work and life work are balanced

    Cons

    Management need to pay more attention to details.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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