Opinion on Juniper Offer

Oath awPx42
Feb 25, 2018 25 Comments

Got an offer for grade 6 Software Engineer 4. The recruiter has scheduled for package discussion this week. Glassdoor looks weak and hence came here
Can the gurus help me with the following questions :

What’s the comp range look like?
Growth at Juniper?
Sign on?
RSUs/Bonuses?
Any other advise?

I’m a masters grad with one year of experience in US, and 4 years abroad.

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TOP 25 Comments
  • I don’t know exact numbers but I am sure the numbers will disappoint you.
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Oracle FartHard
    I read an article last year that said juniper pays very well
    Feb 25, 2018 8
    • @DesiChan Never believe what’s in news. Ask people working there. See Juniper’s stock from 2009 Till now vs S&P 500. If investors are not valuing it, than there is a red flag !
      Feb 26, 2018
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      swhire

      AppDynamics Eng

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      swhiremore
      Yes Juniper pays very well when compared to BS jobs such as Avaya, HPE, tech jobs in non-tech companies like Kohls, Macy's.
      Feb 26, 2018
    • Oracle FartHard
      Well, I was myself surprised to see juniper among the likes of Google, but who knows, it might have been fake news
      Feb 26, 2018
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      swhire

      AppDynamics Eng

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      swhiremore
      Base salary in Juniper is similar to Google. The news reporter might have compared just base salary. However, equity is very low. Real senior eng at Sr Staff level make around 25-30K per year in equity. This is negligible when compares to top tier companies.
      Feb 27, 2018
    • Oracle FartHard
      Makes sense now
      Mar 1, 2018
  • Juniper / Eng faSt60
    Don't join juniper. It's going down the drain and any how as blondegold mentioned, the numbers will definitely disappoint you!
    Feb 26, 2018 0
  • AppDynamics / Eng
    swhire

    AppDynamics Eng

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    swhiremore
    Juniper is a zero growth company, you should already be knowing that. If you will be working in Junos, please note that the sw is pretty much dated and you will forget any sw skills you currently have. However, if you will be working in newer stuff such as Evo or Contrail, work will be good.

    I think for sw 4, target bonus is 14%, but you will get less than that even with excellent performance. Reason, quarter after quarter of disappointing earnings. Recruiter will lie to you and will claim that bonuses are always fully funded.

    RSUs, expect around 1000, which is equivalent to $26K, this is over 4 years. This is pretty much a joke in Bay area.

    They may give small sign on, pretty much negligible.

    On a brighter note, WLB is excellent. WFH is liberal. With little effort, expect to get excellent rating in performance reviews, mainly due to laid back attitude of existing employees.
    Feb 26, 2018 2
    • Oath awPx42
      OP
      Thanks, really eye opening. Yes i interviewed for contrail team. Could you tell me what’s a good base to ask. Also how much normal increment on base pay happens every year?
      Feb 26, 2018
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      swhire

      AppDynamics Eng

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      swhiremore
      If this is Contrail team, then it is ok
      . Base for sw 4 maybe around 150-160. Hikes are around 2-3%. Do not expect to get rich working for Juniper. Contrail work is good, so you can improve skill sets which might open up other opportunities.
      Feb 27, 2018
  • Juniper / Eng eam23
    Keep looking
    Feb 26, 2018 0
  • Juniper / Eng GT3<3
    Opportunity for growth will be team dependent. If you join the CTO team, then you will have plenty of room to grow. I know this isn’t much information. And I wish I could provide you with compensation info but I joined via acquisition, so our compensation packages will be very different. =/
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon TbyB23
    If it is contrail go for it, any other team I wouldn’t recommend. I was evo and it was bad.
    Feb 27, 2018 5
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      swhire

      AppDynamics Eng

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      Juniper Networks
      swhiremore
      Why do you think evo is bad ? I had good exp in evo. Agree that Contrail is way better. Comp will obviously be not competitive with top tier companies.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Juniper irgtjd36wg
      Has evo ever delivered anything useful in past 8 years? Useful in the sense that actually resulted in some profit, not the office politics BS for managers promotion.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • Amazon Amzn10
      Evo never delivered. Now with ULC and other products in line it is more diluted than ever and probably be chucked out.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      OOfR15

      AppDynamics Eng

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      OOfR15more
      Amzn10: What is ULC ? Personally I would be very unhappy if EVO get chucked out. Juniper most likely spend $300m on EVO in the past 8 years and seeing that go down the drain is difficult. What do u think is the reason for EVO's demise. Lots of top engineers from Juniper are in that team.
      Aug 9, 2018
    • Amazon Amzn10
      ULC is Universal Line Card chassis, i.e the RE could be Junos/EVO and the line card could be Junos/EVO. It clearly shows that the management doesn’t believe in EVO, they still want to keep testing but not pressing the pedal on EVO. I agree amazing engineers were in the team, but now lots of great DEs and engineers left. I believe the managements belief in EVO is killing it.
      Aug 16, 2018
  • Juniper thano$
    Juniper has layoffs, but likely that new hires will be affected. Juniper has an excellent immigration team and does GC, but just that they cannot sponsor GC for 6 months after a layoff.. IMO, You should get in writing about GC before joining.
    Jul 20, 2018 0
  • Juniper / Eng faSt60
    @oath how was the meeting ? Did you like the offer?
    Feb 28, 2018 0
  • Cisco CRHK
    Hi guys, I got offers from juniper and snaproute. Looking at the numbers the base is same in both; but juniper offer has bonus and Rsu where as snaproute promising options. Which one would you recommend? Please advise. My priorities are
    1) get GC applied and reach i140 stage as I am on 5th year of H1B
    2) long term career 3-4years with competitive salary

    Please let me know if there are any layoffs in juniper in recent or near future. Thanks
    May 23, 2018 0

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