F5 Networks

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Interesting technologies paired with good teammates

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Traffic handling code is amongst the most mature and interesting in the business.
Lots of latitude to work on what interests you.
Smart and hard working dev team, but you're not expected work yourself to the bone.

Cons

Project planning is still maturing as the company has been growing a lot recently.
Some of the internal systems and infrastructure are not supported well enough and can become a hindrance by slowing down constantly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop acquiring little companies for absurd prices.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Cutting edge technology
    The company is well recognized in industry

    Cons

    Headquarter is located at Seattle. If you are working at their San Jose office, you will feel somewhat segregated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    "Tyranny of the mediocrity"

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

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation: Above market rate plus quarterly bonuses plus RSUs
    Trusted brand within the industry
    Well-run, responsive IT department
    In-demand technology, especially with the growth of rich media, mobile and social

    Cons

    Politics over productivity
    Flagship product losing global marketshare
    Limited openness to change: Long-timers more invested in keeping cushy bonuses / RSUs then working to set up the company for future success. Promotions based on politics rather than merit or even basic knowledge of the job
    Limited openness to new employees: Majority of attrition is from people who have been there less than a year. Those who stay chose the same path of politics over productivity
    Siloed organization up to the top: Executives more focused on looking good to analysts and "the market" rather than making the hard decisions to set up the company for success
    Current conditions point to a long, slow decline - Microsoft-style

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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