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F5 Networks Interview Questions

Updated Apr 10, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter, the interview process was well organized at the beginning. I completed an online assessment. Got follow up hiring manager interview. The feedback was good. I though I'm able to fly to onsite.

    After that, it became so bad organized, I didn't get any schedule info, they suddenly called me when I was outside saying that we have more tech questions to ask you and I need a computer. I thought the next might be coding round, so I made the schedule. On that interview day, the dirty thing is, they didn't ask me to do any coding test except for keeping asking me the exact same questions which already being ask by the hiring manager in the previous round.

    I was quite confused why other interviewers didn't make good coordination with their hiring manager. Keeping asking same questions to waste my time.

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    • they are c++ try exception fans, be prepared for this area if you want to join them. Also http and SSL stuff.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Video Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    3 rounds of interviews over the phone regarding availability, the program itself, and related experience. The first round is with the program manager that oversees hiring interns. After that, the second interview was with the lead who oversees the actual position. This focused more on personality. The final interview was more in-depth and technical knowledge.

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  3. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

    Interview

    I applied online. Received an online coding test after 1 or 2 weeks. It included a lot of network related questions, one coding question and several questions about past experience. Next step was a phone interview with hiring manager, which was mainly about my experience with the technologies used in the team.

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  4. Helpful (1)  

    Network Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Im just in the first steps of the process.
    First they send you a link to answer 10 technical questions. The platform consist they give you an answer and they record a video with your answer. THey give you an average of 1:30min to answer.
    They ask me one behaviorial question and the other 9 were technical.
    Two weeks later, they send me a request for a phone screening.

    Interview Questions

    • Port and protocol used by DNS
      Commando to FTP
      What is a tcp connection
      what is the netmask   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Communications Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone interview and was chosen to meet with the hiring manager in person at the F5 office. The office was easy to get to and parking was good. They validated when I was done which is a plus. The interview lasted an hour. The hiring manager said they would get back to me in a few days. When they didn't follow up, I sent a note to the HR contact. She never got back to me. I've written them off since I haven't heard back. It is common courtesy when coming in for an in-person interview to at least mention that it was the end of the line...but nothing.

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  6.  

    Network Support Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Liberty Lake, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Liberty Lake, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The initial digital interview consisted of answering about ten questions that I had to record by video. The recordings were facilitated by a web service that allowed thirty seconds for me to read the question and contemplate an answer, then record the answer. Each response was given a fixed time to respond, thirty seconds for short answers up to about three minutes for longer responses depending on the question, and could not be redone or reviewed. The first question was a warm-up, to practice the format and presentation. I was allowed to review and rerecord the first response for practice. The whole process lasted about fifteen minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • How comfortable are you with Unix or Unix-like operating systems?   1 Answer
    • How does a TCP connection initiate?   2 Answers
    • Which ports do DNS queries use?   1 Answer
    • Where can you access log files on a Linux operating system?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at F5 Networks in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied in mid December 2016. And I was contacted by f5 recruiter in Mid January 2017. Recruiter setup interview with a Software Engineer. The interview lasted for about 20 - 30 minutes. I was asked to write a simple C program on collabedit.
    At the end of the interview, the interviewer gave me a positive feedback. He said I should expect to be called for on-site interview. After a couple of days, recruiter reaches out to me and asked me for my availability for on-site interview. After I sent him days/times, he replied saying that he made a mistake in his previous email and that he has not received a final decision yet for my interview from the hiring manager. It could be a genuine mistake but, imagine how you would feel to be told it was a mistake after you rescheduled other interviews for this one. I emailed the recruiter a few times and he told me there is no update. Then in late March 2017 I received a generic rejection email.

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  8.  

    FPGA Engineer - I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (San Jose, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and connected with the Manager on LinkedIn. The while process took about 3 weeks. It was originally for the FPGA Engineer - II position. However, they did not find anyone suitable for the position and downgraded the position to FPGA Engineer - I. The HR then contacted me and set me up for a phone interview with the Hiring Manager and one of his Senior Engineers. The phone interview with the Hiring Manager was mostly resume based. The Sr Engineer asked me Verilog based questions which I had to code on Collabedit (live online coding). The next day, The Hiring Manager set me up for an on-site interview a week from then. He also gave me a project to work on, which I had to present in front of a panel.

    The on-site interview was about 5 hours long. Including the panel interview, I had 7 rounds. 3 technical, 3 managerial and 1 panel. All of them were very friendly and made sure I was comfortable. It was a good experience. The technical rounds started simple and they started to increase the difficulty of the questions with each answer of mine. They don't want to see if you know everything, they only wanted to know how one approaches the problem at hand.

    Overall, it was a good experience and I was expecting a positive result. Sadly, Lady Luck wasn't on my side :(

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    • Basic logic design questions that started to get more complex with each answer of mine.   1 Answer

  9.  

    Senior Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at F5 Networks (San Jose, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Their in house recruiter contacted me via Linkedin. I had a phone call with him just out of curiosity. He asked me if I knew of F5. I work for their top competitor in the same role. He should have know this. I'm also connected via Linkedin to many of their management team who I know from a previous job, which I brought to his attention. This didn't seem to register with him. He then asked me if I've ever written whitepapers. That's like asking me if I've ever sent an email. I've written dozens and dozens of whitepapers. He could have looked at my blog that is linked to on my LinkedIn and discovered this or he could have looked at my Linkedin Posts and seen that I have very relevant expertise. He then went on to tell me about how many whitepapers I'd be expected to write for them. I asked him what they needed the whitepaper for but he didn't have any idea. He then asked me about pay and I gave him my range. He said that I was high. I told him how I had proven successful experience with marketing the same type of product to the service provider market that they were trying to break into and that his type of experience was quite rare and valuable. This information didn't register with him. I told him that if they wanted to have a discussion of what it would take to be successful in this role I'd consider that. I never heard back.

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  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Got a phone call. Flew over to Seattle for an interview. Met with the hiring manager. The interveiws was a relay of interviews four which covered several topics about the skills needed for the job. Some of the interviewers did not seem like they were on board with the method. Took about two hours in total. Got a phone call back regarding my interview back in a couple of days.

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