F5 Networks

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1 person found this helpful  

Good for a big company.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I worked at F5 Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Technical team is great, if cliquish. Benefits are solid company is financially solid, top management is sincere. Has large industry foot print.

Cons

Management is shaky at times, blames individual contributors for management failures. Does not always give notice nor severance. Small cubes, crowded noisy floors, hard to get creative. Lower and middle management does nto get enough or proper training.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your technical talent. If you can't don't manage them.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    a lot confusion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NSE in Chertsey, England (UK)
    Current Employee - NSE in Chertsey, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    -nice technology and opportunity to learn a lot
    -chance to see a company that is doing well finally
    -many interesting people to meet
    -if you can play politic you can definitely success there
    -good benefits

    Cons

    -they don't focus on employees. they don't care if you stay with them or not
    -overall communication with management is terrible. There are some 1st level mgmt that are fine but majority of them are only interested in their own carrier and bonuses
    -commuting to chertsay is really bad
    -there are really nice people who work there but because work balance is bad you don't have a chance to socialize
    -stats driven environment; a lot of politic
    -came to Glassdoor because I'm looking for a new job. seeing so many high positive review about the company I'm very suspicious that many of these can be fakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -listen to your employees
    -stats are not the only way to evaluate employee; when they speak listen to them instead of criticize
    -it is nice to see that a company grows and have money but you are not sharing this with everyone

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Outstanding Technology Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Strong products, good training, smart people, good pay and benefits, senior management seems to know what they are doing, fairly easy to move between jobs within the company.

    Oh, and it is based in Seattle. If you do not mind a bit of rain, this is one of the best places in the world to live.

    Cons

    Well, in the end, it is still a job. You do have to show up and get the job done..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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