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F5 Networks Network Support Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 3, 2014
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Network Support Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at F5 Networks.

Interview Details – Phone technical screen by HR. Interview loop consisted of being interviewed by technical, managerial and director personnel. Each was roughly 1 hour in span in a meeting room followed by a follow up with HR.

Technical interview was the standard sort to prove competency with Unix and Networking.
Managerial interview involved conflict resolution, work flow, time and issue management
Director interview involved more intra-workplace conflict resolutions and career discussion.

Reason for Declining – It wasn't a position I was in love with and they understood that. Was very happy to spend time with them and would work there if a new position that fit did arise.

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Network Support Engineer
Seattle, WA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at F5 Networks in October 2007.

Interview Details – First, the head hunter had a list of questions to ask me, and I knew the answers to them. Then the corporate recruiter called me and asked me the same questions. Then I was called in for an interview. I interviewed the corporate recruiter, the hiring manager, and then a team

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  • Describe the process of making a TCP connection from a browser to a server through routers, switches, and a load balancer   View Answer
  • Explain how tcpdump works and what the outputs mean.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was offered almost enough money. I asked for more. They came back with a counter offer which was good enough. Know the market.

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Network Support Engineer
Chertsey, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at F5 Networks in November 2013.

Interview Details – Initial interview went well. I had actually applied for a different role but the hiring manager proposed I look in to NSE as it matched better with my education background. Technical Interview went well, passed just above the bar and was invited for a face to face interview. I was confident that I would pass the final technical interview but it came as tough to me as they determined I actually lacked the hands on technical analysis requirement of the role. But they recommended that I apply for the role again as I have gained more experience since I had a good grasp on the theoretical aspects of the technology.

Interview Question – Communication between two computers using a cable and determining if packet will be received by the other machine.   Answer Question

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Network Support Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at F5 Networks in June 2012.

Interview Details – First stage was a technical assessment with the HR head over the phone which lasted about 30mins. This consisted of basic OSI layer questions from layers 2 to 7 involving the various protocols in each layer. Second stage was a technical phone interview with a member of the Tech team which lasted about 45 minutes. Also on the OSI layer and its protocols but more indepth.

Interview Question – In a TCP session, how many sliding windows are there? Is it one which is shared between client and server or two for client and server?   View Answer

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Network Support Engineer

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at F5 Networks in November 2011.

Interview Details – Phone interview 1:1 interciew

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Network Support Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at F5 Networks in January 2011.

Interview Details – The job description is not adequate to the real job you do.

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Network Support Engineer

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at F5 Networks in June 2011.

Interview Details – The F5 interview process was quite organised and straight forward - the HR person seemed pleasant and friendly. The HR person asked about 10 - 12 very technical questions on the networking side of things and few questions on Unix.

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