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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.

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

ProsLeader 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Broad Experience and wide range of tech.

    Systems Administrator II (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

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


    Pros: The environment is very relaxed for the IT tepartment. The IT Operations Team is very tight-knit. Projects are coordinated… Cons: There isn't a lot of room to move up in the company. Historically,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    I learned a lot.

    Technical Intern (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    I have been working at F5 Networks as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Everyone was very friendly and willing to help Cons: Not enough interns that year, so I was the only… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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