F5 Networks

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I've been at F5 for 7 years.

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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

Smart people all around. These are truly some of the brightest employees in the industry.

Cons

Software development has a strong not invented here attitude. Sometimes it's hard to bring in new techniques and ideas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend some more time with your people.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    I don't use an alarm clock any more to wake up - the thrill of working at F5 is enough to get me up.

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

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

    Pros

    No shortage of help from everyone here to get work done. The morale here is sky high.

    Cons

    Things move fast, and you must work without a great deal of direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Agree with most of the comments already posted

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

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

    Pros

    Agree with most of the pros listed here:
    - The people at F5 are extremely talented, and fantastic to work with.
    - Small number of layers in the organization. Hard workers everywhere keeping everyone from feeling as though they are the only one rowing
    - F5 really values its engineers
    - Traffic handling code is amongst the most mature and interesting in the business.
    - Lots of latitude to work on what interests you

    Cons

    Agree with most of the cons already listed here:
    - F5 Struggles to keep its roots, and be open, flexible and pioneering while continually growing.
    - Very political upper management. Middle management does not care about employees
    - 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.
    - Growing pains right now impacting the organization can be frustrating and disruptive.
    - A lot of office politics in some groups, a lot of complex relationships, brothers, buddy, previous company co-workers.
    - 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.
    - Headquarter is located at Seattle. If you are working at their San Jose office, you will feel somewhat segregated.
    - Limited openness to new employees: Majority of attrition is from people who have been there less than a year.
    - Our stock is really hard to predict

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of the comments on here are true.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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