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Far from the worst place to work..but definitely not the best

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at F5 Networks

Pros

F5 has reasonable compensation and benefits, and seems to understand the work/life balance. Vacation and holidays are standard for the industry and management seems to actually expect employees to take time off from work.

Cons

My overall experience with the company centers around poor communication and direction. We produce software in very rapid product cycles, which leads to serious feature cuts towards the middle of the process. Middle management is a tangled mess. Several large product groups with overlapping responsibilities. Individuals can be unknowingly working on the same feature in different groups. Leads to redundant work. Company has acquired several smaller firms over the last couple of years. Culturally never integrated well and do not have the same direction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

streamline processes. eliminate redundant middle management. focus on better integrating recent acquisitions

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    modern companies should have work from home options

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks

    Pros

    good benefits, good work environment, good perks, good learning experience

    Cons

    far away from home, salary is not as competitive as other similar companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think any employee should be allowed to work from home anytime they want. We can save in commute, in gas, in time help the community and be able to have a better work balance experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    The people are great and are happy with what they do. They are smart but without the arrogance. There are also a wide range of technical problems to be tackled so there is bound to be something for everyone.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities appear to be limited for those interested in the more technical route. Tribal knowledge is also a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The org chart for PD has never really made sense to me.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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