Thread regarding Juniper Networks Inc. layoffs

juniper is a $hit show of a circus

to say things are bad would be an absolute understatement. moral is at an all time low in every part of the company. incompetence is front and center. what can be said that has not already been said on this message board. after being at juniper for almost 14 years this is the worst I have ever seen it. engineering, marketing, sales and finance people are just focused on looking for new jobs. its so sad because juniper has so much potential. I don't see how juniper will survive this - SOS MJGA

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Post ID: @WIcBlik

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Everyone is expecting Rami Rahim's sh-- show of a circus under the big top to hit the fan and spew from all pores. Hope the real a-holes that have run this place down into the ground get what they rightfully deserve by getting booted like they should. They usually survive at the cost of all the hardworking people who eventually pay a price for the mistakes of the clowns at the top.

Is today the day we find out, as speculated, or is it going to be next week?

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-rxpn

Since this is a site where you can write down your opinions freely and anonymously, and since everyone is allowed to have an opinion, there is no reason to tell anyone to Shut The F Up. If you don't like the comment(s), at least try to be respectful to others and feel free to move on to the next comment/thread/website or the next a$$crack you want to bury your nose in. The monitor, seems to be doing the latter and pops in here whenever he or she comes up for air. In general, the behaviors exhibited by some people on this site is very similar to that of many leaders at Juniper, where it appears be a

mandatory requirement to have these three traits - arrogance, ignorance and incompetence.

If that's your way, it's okay. Feel free to write what you want and the rest of us, will comment on your ignorance or ignore it as we are all free to do.

As for the layoffs, stop and think... Would Juniper need this type of rolling layoffs that come in periodic waves to disrupt the lives of it's employees and their families, had it been run intelligently by proficient leaders? The answer is NO! Juniper is an extremely lucky tech company that capitalized on the tech boom of the internet and proliferation of mobile devices. Juniper has been able to survive many ups and downs by utilizing some capabilities of it's custom silicon, and re-purposing the hardware and software several times to break into new markets. The smart engineers at AT&T who figured out that BRAS and the MX was an efficient way to solve their technical challenges in the last mobile boom saved juniper from getting buried in the silicon valley graveyard. They are true hero's and deserve the respect of every juniper employee. Of course the PMs at Juniper will take credit for all this but as you can see the mobile era saved Juniper in the past. Juniper had farted around with some cloud technologies, SDN/NFV, security etc etc etc. We won't see another success out of juniper unless there are drastic changes in the leadership and they embrace solving problems for the next wave in mobile with 5G solutions. Renaming the MX to 5G is not good enough. That is a marketing stunt, and the industry has noted this as a rooky move by a marketing clown. The real problems to solve in 5G mobile are around moving large volumes of data, exploiting virtualization and use of cots hardware and lastly the ability to embrace and utilize open source software and open source hardware where possible. Yes, that's not a typo... Open source hardware is what will make Juniper (or any other vendor) stand out for 5G deployments... From white boxes to next gen mobile backhaul that can scale to carry the vast amounts of data generated over 5G mobile services.

In order for juniper to be competitive in this next big wave, they will need some new blood - CEO, CTO and revamp the PLM organization. I hear the board of directors are aware of this site... but there has been no action so far. Maybe the changes in January will show if Juniper is serious about 5G, and catching that wave to ride out of the current sh-- storm.

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-2oav

AG head of CPO Solutions. Oh boy. . .

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-1xsc

@WIcBlik-1lcc be nice monitor dude or I will let LM know you are not behaving yourself

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-1whn

Agree. The quality of your analysis blows a$$. People like you are the problem.

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-1ueu

@WIcBlik-1mxf your kind is the reason why Juniper is where it is today. There are other threads here where names/initials, projects are spelled out so one knows who/what is being referred to. The OP here is just pissing in the wind and there is nothing to show he's ever worked at J. And then there's guys like you jumping in to defend him. I am all for swapping notes and letting off steam, but simply pissing here is not helping anyone is it?

When I say "your kind" i dont mean your role at J, just the kind who write vague and act without thinking. Its all-pervasive today.

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-1pww

@WIcBlik-1lcc You Are being paid to defend Juniper as the monitor. But take heed as to what you’re reading here. Soon you’ll be next out the door with no regard to your naive loyalty.

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-1mxf

When people are frustrated they tend to exaggerate information. The OP has exaggerated a bit but is not completely wrong though. There are indeed lots of folks in Juniper engineering who are looking for jobs. Why then is the attrition so low you may ask. The reason for this is the kind of work that happens in Juniper is obsolete, due to which most engineers are unemployable. Also, most folks in Juniper are really old and are not capable of handling the interviews that happen these days in real software companies. Interviews these days focus too much on whiteboard coding, DS, Algo skills which Juniper engineers do not possess. In order to pass interviews, folks need to leetcode day and night, brush up core CS concepts.

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-1asz

You are pathetic. If everyone is looking for jobs, do you think the company would not have anyone working here in next 6 months? Either STFU and earn your salary, or if you are really mad at the company, go find another job if you are any good. Write only if you can be specific about something/someone/layoffs which is what this site is meant for.

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Post ID: @WIcBlik-1lcc

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