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Great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - New Product Introduction Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - New Product Introduction Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Still feels like a small company with many unusual perks

Cons

Starting to feel some growing pains

Other Employee Reviews for F5 Networks

  1. Helpful (5)

    Terrible working conditions for some, decent for others. Sinking morale is infectious.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made good friends Nice Seattle location. Diversity in the workplace Cutting-edge technology that you may have time to explore.

    Cons

    Very political upper management. Middle management does not care about employees; they serve their masters. Extremely under-staffed in some departments. You will be worked to the breaking point. Benefits look good on paper, but in reality they are quite limited. Salary, if negotiated well at hiring, can be competitive, otherwise you must leave the company and come back if you want to be paid fairly. The guy sitting next to you may be earning 10K more and be half as productive as you. Getting anything paid for is like squeezing blood from a rock. The technical lab is a joke at this point. Hard work is rewarded with more work to do. Standards are not consistently applied. There has been very little investment in engineering. Most hiring is in sales. They cut corners now far more than any time in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Stop just thinking about the short term. Work for the good of the company, not the demands of Wall Street analysts. Spend a little. Stop hiring your buddies. Management quality has declined over the years, substantially. Get out and at least pretend like you care.


  2. Helpful (4)

    OK company to work for family people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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