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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks.
asinine impersonal lazy If you've ever had a phone discussion with a recruiter from Google, or Apple, or just about any tech company you're familiar with how they like to find good candidates and match them with teams that fit their skill sets. Recruiters that actually put a little effort into their job. Don't expect that with F5. F5 recruiters aren't even going to send you and email. They have an assistant who will do that. The assistant will schedule a time for a phone interview and that's about it. Then you'll have a phone interview where you are expected to write code on an online whiteboard. This is pretty common practice these days, but that isn't what is really going to happen. Your interview is likely to just hang up on you because he doesn't think you could write the code by looking at your resume. You can assure your interviewer that you read the job description and you have extensive experienced in every major area the job description lists. Give examples, sure, that might help. You can assure them that you you can work with the programming language he mentions. But you should just save your effort and pride and just say "Thank you. Have a nice day." because they couldn't be bothered to let you even attempt the coding exercise you were told to prepare for because they can't fathom how someone with your resume and experience could even begin to use the specific language they like to use. The recruiter will still not email you.
- Do you have experience with network protocol development and implementation? 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at F5 Networks in January 2015.
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at F5 Networks (San Jose, CA) in January 2015.
Recruiter contacted me via LinkedIn. 1 phone interview with Architect. Mostly involved multiple programming questions and improving solution as much as possible. Got response after 2 days for an onsite. Onsite was 5 interviews with architect, principal engineer and senior engineers. Lunch with hiring manager. All the interviews were very good and very intelligent people talking straight about coding. No irrelevant questions at all. They tested algorithm and programming skills. After 3 days on onsite, got an offer.
Offer was decent enough according to my research so didn't negotiate.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA) in January 2015.
The interview consisted of a phone call from 3 people in a conference room. It was an initial screening interview. They scheduled the interview for only 15 minutes so the entire conversation felt rushed. I was on speaker and it was hard to hear them. Conference calls can be awkward if they aren't planned well and this one felt poorly organized.
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Liberty Lake, WA) in January 2015.
about 2 1/2 hours worth of interview, I saw 3 different person, some brain teasers and technical questions, no coding on a white board, but many conceptual questions relating to programming.
- Difference between a c++ virtual method and an abstract method in let&#039;s say Java What is the scope of a thread and what is the scope of a process? Questions about personal projects. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks in December 2014.
Applied online, took a long time to get the phone screen scheduled because the HR personel was on vacation. Finally, had a phone interview after 3 weeks of application. It was like a typical screening interview touching various topics on networking and system (linux). Then I flew to Seattle and had 1:1. The onsite was 2 hours technical and then managerial/behavioral of 30 mins each. The good things is not only they pay for the flight but also the taxi, meal etc.
- Nothing unexpected. Everything from L2-L7. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA) in December 2014.
Talked to a test hiring manager. On the phone manager was all excited to bring me in for an on-site interview with the team the next week to be competitive with another company I was expecting a quick response from recruiting to set up on-site, but never heard from them. I called the recruiter a week later and was told manager "was considering me". Recruiter never contacted me again. Really poor experience.
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Helpful (2)Declined OfferAverage Interview
I thought the interview went well, but the process was very time consuming and not worth the time. I would go work at a different company.Trade secrets or information protected by employer contracts Content not relevant or helpful to our community
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Helpful (6)Accepted Offer
Very touch, thorough interview questions over the phone (network related) They ask alot of questions in regards to TCP related, http protocol, and trying to weed out those who are weak on basics.
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Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Lowell, MA) in September 2014.
I had applied online for this position and I got a call from the company recruiter the following week asking me details about my background. Once that was done, he emailed me a list of technical questions which I had to answer and email back within 30 minutes. They are pretty straight forward if you know your concepts. The following week, I was asked to come over for an in-person interview with the entire team. Every person who interviewed me was very friendly, professional and had little humour as well. I felt extremely comfortably the whole time. The first person had a technical screening worth 75 minutes or so, after which I was interviewed by two people from the team discussing mostly about my background and work experience. After that I had a brief conversation with the vice-president of the company, who was also very friendly. Overall it was an excellent experience. Every one at F5 Networks handled the whole process with great professionalism, unlike few others I had interviewed for before.
- Questions were very detailed. One part was related to networking were quite straight forward if you know your stuff. All the questions pertained to OSI model (L2 to L4), HTTP and SSL. Make sure you know these concepts thoroughly. The other part was all based on Unix and Linux CLI. They were all mostly basic questions and I was able to get through the entire interview process comfortably. 1 Answer
Very convenient. I was happy with the offer provided to me.
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