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Excellent employer despite growing pains

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Manager in Green Bay, WI
Current Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Manager in Green Bay, WI

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent focus on work/life balance, opportunities to travel and work with great people.

Cons

Growing pains right now impacting the organization can be frustrating and disruptive.

Advice to Management

Make a decision and stick with it.

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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (4)

    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 Management

    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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