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Product Management Engineer at F5 Networks

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 for 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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Positive Outlook
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    Great company to work with a lot of employee benefitss

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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 for less than a 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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse day after day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, used to be very good especially on insurance and etc.
    Used to be a great place to work at and have work-life balance
    OK Salary

    Cons

    very bad management recently,
    asked to work over weekends,
    very bad project planning and management,
    some team were hired and paid very high just because of Foundry,
    very hard to get promoted if you are not some one in higher management radar, aka not in the core project,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the engineers, please! you guys used to listening well!
    don't just hire and promote your old friends from Foundry! there are many good F5 engineers as well!

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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