Thread regarding Juniper Networks Inc. layoffs

"Do as I tell!"

"Do as I tell you!" approach frustrates me the most in this company. Okay, I’m not saying we should disobey the manager, but in no company I’ve worked for so far have I come across such a rigid attitude that employees shouldn’t have any opinion, suggestion, nor idea. Any idea that is different here seems to be considered an insult to the manager?

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Post ID: @OP+1f8MdZYp

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Welcome to communist china. Juniper wasn’t always like this, for the record. It’s like this now because it’s run by a bunch of CCP government assets and you’re pretty much part of their little psy op to see how far they can push people to do as they say. If you think I’m joking, you’re sadly mistaken. The company is in debt, I encourage you to look into a government issue in 2015. The government OWNS Juniper.

Not enough people read the military psychological operation manuals from the army. This is explained in detail and you WILL see this exact scenario here. Butter you up “we will keep you safe, we will give you good benefits, we will we will we will” then slowly they start ripping all of that away from you until you sit there questioning your own sanity when in reality all you had to do was say I’m done. Most of the good ones left feel so trapped over it because they have been conditioned to be grateful Juniper hired them in the first place. Oh yes, my goodness I have heard it by many.

Until you realize all of this, you’ll continue to be a slave to the job. You can either change it now by getting off your knees and standing up to them or leave and a company that was one great and watch it self destruct.

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Post ID: @javu+1f8MdZYp

Juniper has a top down culture i.e. folks at top make decisions and push it down regardless of whether the decision is right or not. In engineering, the culture has been destroyed by AA and his mafia gang members. I have numerous examples of incorrect decisions taken and forced down by management, and when things go south these same managers blame individual contributors. I suspect first level managers do not have much choice, all this gets forced on them by their superiors. At the top of the chain is AA who is the real villain. Due to AA, Juniper has lost most good engineers, he has demotivated rest of the good engineers. All he cares for is increasing his bank balance at Juniper's expense.

I was fed up of all this, hence decided to quit Juniper few years ago. Got huge bump in salary and in addition am working with extremely friendly managers and co-workers. Also, every one in engineering is getting solid hikes, bonuses and equity refreshes this year (due to the Great Resignation drama which started 6 months ago).

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Post ID: @cery+1f8MdZYp

Yep so very very true. Sadly we have a terrible history of bringing in managers who have the title but have no understanding of our business so can’t add any value, just dictate. Leaders in title only

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Post ID: @bwcz+1f8MdZYp

There is only one reason for bad management and that is, incompetence.
Incompetent managers, directors and execs are very common at Juniper Networks.
Take a look around. If you are starting your own company, how many of the leaders of Juniper would you want to take with you?

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Post ID: @6fid+1f8MdZYp

So very true. You wouldn’t mind following a managers direction if they added value or knew how to assist us. My experience is not good, id--ts inc

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Post ID: @5xxb+1f8MdZYp

Juniper managers are all like this. The company has a rich history of unethical and fraudulent behavior and I noticed during my time there that all the managers had a "win at all costs" mindset like the poster describes. The mindset comes at the cost of empathy, emotional intelligence, and ultimately well-executed business plans. Notice carefully how nothing in any division ever gets executed well.

My recommendation - find a new job like I did.

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Post ID: @5npo+1f8MdZYp

You have to put a whole lot of GONE between yourself and a manager like that.
I can't stand those types, and I absolutely refuse to work for them for any longer than it takes to find a different job.

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