F5 Networks

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Feeling of smaller company even while getting big

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Small number of layers in the organization
Hard workers everywhere keeping everyone from feeling as though they are the only one rowing
Feels like family in many groups adding to enjoyment of being here

Cons

Need more vision related messaging coming from above to help relay to customers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep John McAdam. He has created trust with the employees and an approach-ability to the executive team.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK company to work for family people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Balanced life and work, not very lay-back, not much over time as well. There are some talented engineers as well.

    Cons

    A lot of office politics in some groups, a lot of complex relationships, brothers, buddy, previous company co-workers. Some managers are very good at politics and kiss ass, no knowledge or work ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was great, now becoming painful.

    Current Employee - Development in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Development in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good location
    Fantastic benefits
    Decent facilities
    Good reputation (for now)

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from VPs to come in evenings and weekends to meet unrealistic release goals made my management, only to cut features to make the release date. This happens with every release.
    Very noisy atmosphere that makes it difficult to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to plan better and stop punishing employees for unattainable goals.
    Making ALL dev employees come in on weekends to meet goals they aren't contributing towards is ridiculous.
    Award system is completely unfair and arbitrary, investigate.
    Middle management is ineffective and apathetic. Do not just promote employees to mgmt because of seniority, promote because of leadership and people skills.
    Do NOT transition us to cubes that offer less privacy and more distractions than the current cubes. It is already difficult enough to concentrate. Sure fire way to decrease productivity.
    Allow development team to work from home without penalty!
    Free pizza does not make up for loss of family time.

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