F5 Networks

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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
95 Reviews
4.0
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F5 Networks President, CEO, and Director John McAdam
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Keeping a good work/life balance is not penalized, even implicitly (in 23 reviews)

  • Very competitive salary, great benefits that challenge the huge multi-nationals (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Only con I can think of is just the growing pains of scaling from a small to a large company (in 16 reviews)

  • San Jose office depends a lot on Seattle (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Company is a great place to learn new products and technologies especially their security products.

    Cons

    Demanding workload. Very little work/life balance at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, challenging technology, benefits, treat employees well.

    Cons

    No place is perfect, but they get most things right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better long term incentives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good start up feel, opportunity to grow in various directions! Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Ive noticed that depending on the manager, it can be somewhat surrounded in office politics. Also, some of the teams are also not adequately supported with enough people-forcing more over time needed to work than imagined, I hope they hire a balanced amount of workers to do the job instead of having the bare minimum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company to Work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Pros

    F5's culture is fun, competitive and rewarding to eager and passionate employees. Compensation and benefits are excellent. Industry leading, evolving- cutting edge technologies in the application delivery space keep products top of the game.

    Cons

    With growth comes change and the necessary support to fulfill this expansion both internally and externally. These growing pains are contributing to bottlenecks in processes, infrastructure and direction woes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on internal processes as a function of efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great People to Work With

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun perks like Beer Friday and occasional free food. Great opportunies for learning new skills. Good compensation. Great work environment with great coworkers.

    Cons

    Growth has been rapid and creates more fast-paced and heavy workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand how heavy workloads can become and compensate hardworking employees for great effort to maintain great service to customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lowell, MA

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and it was improving each year. There were several interesting projects that I worked for.
    Smart people around. Established procedures help to avoid silly mistakes.

    Cons

    There was a big shift in the development process the old problems mostly disappeared, new problems have not appeared yet at the time when I left company. There were some downsides. but it was mostly localized into certain groups within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks

    Pros

    Good place to work at. Many perks and good environement

    Cons

    Salary is less and needs more diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people. Great technology.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in West Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in West Seattle, WA

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    F5 is THE place to work to build secure, fast, and reliable load balancing and network management. This is where we turn the dirt roads into interstate highways. The best, smartest people work here. Benefits are good. Salaries are at or above the top!

    Cons

    We're getting to be a larger company, which impacts company culture. That's sad. And now that we are the best, the pressure is on to stay the best and that is challenging. Really going in too many directions at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend focusing the vision. Trust that we have the best and stop trying to be all things to all customers. Don't sell the cheap stuff to those who won't be happy with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive Outlook

    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at F5 Networks as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible & easy-going atmosphere. Lots of new hires, so company outlook is strong. Free snacks. People are nice. There's lots of support if you have any questions or concerns.

    Cons

    Could use more structure on policies & processes. Offices are packed since the space is at capacity. This is a branch office, so a lot of things have to be ran through Corporate in Seattle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Management Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that really cares about their employees. My manager was great and took the time to coach me up.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management disconnected themselves from the employees below them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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