F5 Networks
3.9 of 5 142 reviews
www.f5.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsF5 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.

ConsMy 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 Senior Managementstreamline processes. eliminate redundant middle management. focus on better integrating recent acquisitions

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    modern companies should have work from home options

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

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    Pros: good benefits, good work environment, good perks, good learning experience Cons: far away from home, salary is not as competitive as… Advice to Senior Management: I think any employee should be allowed to work from home anytime they want. We can save in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Overall, one of the best companies in Seattle to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I worked at F5 Networks


    Pros: Great benefits and pretty strong management team. Market-leading products… Cons: Getting bigger and losing the qualities that make smaller companies… Advice to Senior Management: They are somewhat out of touch with how unequally the rewards are being distributed across the company. A grossly disproportionate share of the equity… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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