Compare F5 Networks vs Palo Alto Networks BETA

See how Palo Alto Networks vs. F5 Networks compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
F5 Networks company icon

F5 Networks

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Palo Alto Networks

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 803 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 505 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
F5 Networks Ceo Francois Locoh-Donou
80%
80%Francois Locoh-Donou
CEO Approval
Palo Alto Networks Ceo Nikesh Arora
68%
68%Nikesh Arora
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer94 Salaries
$148,272/yr
Network Support Engineer24 Salaries
$76,584/yr
Intern - Hourly11 Salaries
$24/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer39 Salaries
$128,371/yr
Technical Support Engineer54 Salaries
$73,759/yr
Intern8 Salaries
$44/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 127 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 56 reviews)
Pros
"Great product"(in 25 reviews)
"Great company"(in 24 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Cloud"(in 39 reviews)
"Middle management"(in 30 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 39 reviews)
"No work life"(in 16 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than a year

Pros

1. Generally decent company communication (regular company meetings, video updates from leaders, email announcements), 2. Good comp 3. Great benefits 4. great company culture. 5. company is working... hard to stay relevant, increase innovation, and is focusing on making changes for the better Granted, I haven't been here longer than 3 years like some other reviewers and I'm sure there are pockets of areas in the company that have management and gender equality issues. But, I completely disagree with reviewers giving 1 and 2 stars. F5 is a special place- there's such a great work and life balance compared to Amazon, MS, FB, Google, etc. F5 listens, and is actively working on bettering middle-management and gender equality issues.

Cons

Difficult to think of anything. Finance systems/processes seem behind the times.

Advice to Management

Stay the course. And do NOT decrease company cultural spend (team lunches, EIG's, donation match program, F5 Day, etc). Public companies are notorious for cost cutting and claiming the need to... deliver for shareholders. I say BS. Please please maintain cultural programs!

Current Employee - Analyst

I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for less than a year

Pros

great pay, great culture, management is very supportive, good work/life balance(depends on the team and manager, mine is good)

Cons

the only con I could think of is the commute

Advice to Management

n/a

Job Postings