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F5 is an awesome place to work. It's the leader in it's market (ADC) and now expanding into other markets.

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

Pros

Leader in ADC market with a clear vision of expansion into other markets (security, firewall, cloud).
There is still a startup mood at F5.
Good salary, great people at work.
Good medical insurance + flex-plan + ESPP.

Cons

San Jose office is boring. Seattle is better. Tel Aviv office is good. Tomsk office is the best.
There is no culture at F5. No hackathons, no beer parties, no pet projects.
Bad communication between different teams.
Micromanagement.
Lots of hiring recently which bloated once a small company. Some junk hires.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees - they have great ideas. Not all ideas should come from PMs, some engineers are better than PMs in identifying the vision.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for F5 Networks

  1.  

    Broad Experience and wide range of tech.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    The environment is very relaxed for the IT tepartment. The IT Operations Team is very tight-knit. Projects are coordinated and then handed out, but the team is small enough that your voice is very clearly heard when doing architecture work.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of room to move up in the company. Historically, they're not great at career development for employees; you're left to your own devices there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I learned a lot.

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    Current Employee - Technical Intern  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Intern in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    Not enough interns that year, so I was the only intern in my group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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