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Product Management Engineer at F5 Networks

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Product Management Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Product Management Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Very flexible hours.
Very hands-off management.
Great company benefits, and a couple employee recognition programs that are second to none.
Annual company sponsored vacation for 50 employees to tropical location. Selection is based on one of the employee recognition programs I mention above.
Good salary, aimed at retention.
Actively avoids laying off staff when product lines are cut. Recently this meant repurposing the roles of the better part of an entire remote office, but repurpose them they did, and I'm not aware of any large-scale layoffs (or any at all, for that matter).

Cons

All those benefits occasionally require some long hours (depending on position, of course).
Currently migrating towards a more "efficient" cubicle system, which really means that sizes of the cubes are smaller than what has been used so far.
Not much else to complain about; F5 has it's act together and a lot of emphasis is placed on employee satisfaction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stick with the current cubes.
Other than that, change nothing, F5 is awesome.

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    Great company to work with a lot of employee benefitss

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment
    Lots of employee benefits
    Awesome culture
    I am new so I dont have much to say than this, with my experience uptil now, I have an amazing team with a lot of young people :)

    Cons

    Canteen is not really up to the mark. Since i am a vegetarian I am saying this.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
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