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F5 Networks Overview

www.f5.com
Seattle, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Company - Public (FFIV)
Information Technology
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Today, business is about people, applications, and the services they need to work more efficiently. F5, a global company entrusted by more than 16,000 of the world’s largest enterprises and government, develops technology solutions that keep applications running ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#33), 2015 (#4)

Company Updates

  • Today - February 5th - our offices around the globe take a timeout to celebrate F5 Day! Employees share their excitement using the #IamF5 hashtag across social media. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIImf

    Celebrating F5 Day

    In 2013, former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, proclaimed that February 5 was "F5 Day" for the city. We've been celebrating it ever since - taking it to our more than 70 offices across the globe. Like many tech companies in Seattle, F5 had...

  • Are you a security professional looking at career opportunities at F5? Check out this new video about our Security Operations Center, which employees some of the industry's best security experts. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIm8f

    The F5 Security Operations Center

    Find out what the F5 Security Operations Center offers

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F5 Networks – Why Work For Us?


F5 develops technology that ensures businesses have secure, fast, high-performing applications that they and their customers can access at any time, on any device, from any location. As the global leader in application solutions, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies, rely on F5 to keep their applications performing. F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any data environment. They’re also made by passionate people who work creatively to transform ideas into technology that makes our digital world run better.

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Our corporate values are always top of mind. This shows in the efforts of our 4,000+ employees working in over 35 countries who collaborate to help customers solve tough technology issues. While the pace is fast, and the work challenging, F5’ers know that a can-do attitude and great idea present many opportunities for career advancement. If you thrive on accountability and want to feel the difference your work makes, there’s an F5 team where you can make a real impact. Read the values that drive our day-to-day then explore the types of positions that you can apply for.


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EMPLOYEES' EXPERIENCES
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Challenging opportunities, competitive compensation, work-life balance, and great teammates are what put the zing in F5 life. Read what F5’ers say.

"When considering where to work, I wanted the challenge of new and exciting technologies, financial and personal reward, and a pleasant work environment. Both the salary and personal satisfaction are as they should be. And the people I work with are absolutely great team players. The fact that F5 offers its employees all sorts of training and other tools is something very precious.”
Shay, Manager, Test Engineering, Tel Aviv

"I picked F5 because I had good rapport with my manager and a good fit with the culture at F5—it is open to innovation and people get to build solutions they love.”
Dennis, Manager, Product Development, San Jose


"As a developer at F5, I have this constant sense of being at the forefront of cutting edge technologies that will make the Internet and networking experience better, faster, and more secure, for everyone. I am proud of this work.”
Julian, Senior Software Engineer, Seattle

"F5 technology really stands apart from competitors because of performance. It’s exciting to know that F5 products are at the core of technology that people use every day."
David, Manager, Test Engineer, Seattle






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COMMUNITY GIVING
We treasure the communities where our employees live, work, and play. Through our corporate giving program, employees can participate in our employee matching program or organize an event to raise funds for their favorite charity. For years, we’ve sponsored the annual Bike to Work Day and rain or shine, we pedal to work alongside our neighbors and colleagues. Each spring we shake off our dust and dress in as much green as we can for The F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash. This family event attracts as many as 13,000 runners and the funds we raise are directed to local organizations which provide critical services to youth in our community. Other organizations we’re proud to support have included Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mercy Corp and The American Red Cross.

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JOIN US!
F5 is looking for people with a can-do attitude and a passion for breakthrough ideas. You’d be part of a diverse and dynamic team excited to bring advanced technology solutions to our world-wide customers. See examples of the talent we’re seeking, and when you’re done apply to any one of our open positions or contact our recruiting team to discuss other opportunities.

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PROFESSIONAL GLOBAL SERVICES
We offer a range of services that help customers use our products to their fullest capacity. Technical support, diagnostic tools, consultations, training and certification programs on F5 technology are services that help our customers maximize their investment.


Positions:
Network Support Engineers, Security Operations Analysts, Security Operations Engineers, Enterprise Account Engineers, Enterprise Network Engineers, Consultants, Field Customer Engineers, and Service Delivery Managers

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (PD)
When over 16,000 organizations trust your technology to conduct business critical functions, you feel more than a sense of pride; you feel obligated to raise the bar. F5 Product Development teams build the leading-edge technologies that solve tough performance, security, and scalability problems. Bring your knowledge of the latest protocols, application frameworks, and hardware components to our PD team.


Positions:
Architects, Principal Software Engineers, Principal System Engineers, Software Development Managers, Sr. Software Engineers, Software Engineers, Test Engineers, Lab Infrastructure Engineers, Technical Writers, and Technical Program Managers


MARKETING
F5 depends on marketing teams to keep our brand strong. Whether it’s Barcelona or Berlin, its serious business creating fun events and material that educate and build relationships with our customers, resellers and partners. Working with departments company-wide, Marketing is always on point to spot and build F5 opportunities.


Positions:
Solution Architects, Product Marketing Managers, Product Managers, Graphic Design, Copywriters, Copyeditors, Technical Writers, and Developers


SALES
Our technologies and services help customers ensure that their business applications are secure, fast, and always available. The focus of our sales team is to help customers understand their business challenges and identify which F5 solution best solves the problem.


Positions:
Territory Account Managers and Major Account Managers.



INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Much of our competitive advantage is because IT keeps their boots on the ground. By combining an array of technical skills with a high-octane work ethic, our IT team guides, supports, and implements F5’s technical direction.


Positions:
.NET or SQL Developers, Workday Systems Analysts, and QA Engineers


FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
Our Finance and Accounting team has the knowledge and experience that gives us the confidence to take opportunities that help our organization grow. Bring your talents in financial planning, revenue accounting, Oracle or data warehouses to a team committed to managing our day-to-day operations and financial strategy.


Positions
: Credit Analysis Manager, Tax Accountant,Auditors, Budget Analysts, Assistant Controller, Cost Accountant Manager, Senior Financial Analyst



To see all available positions, go to f5.com/careers.



Whether you want to win awards that cause envy, own the title ‘Rock Star’ outright, or build high-performing technology that’s used globally, at F5 it’s possible for you to design your career path.

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DO WHAT YOU DO BEST
We get that your experience and technical skills come from your passion to make things work perfectly. We also understand that talent thrives on stimulation. F5 wants your career to flourish. That’s why we promote personal responsibility and value employees for their expertise and contributions. From your first day, you’ll be inspired by exciting, new challenges, and the strong team support that helps you build momentum.

WORK ON CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY
Innovation is our strong suit. It’s reassuring to work for a profitable company whose products are used globally. With expertise ranging from algorithms to architecting data structures, our engineers and product development teams build products that solve performance, security, and scalability issues our customers face. Give yourself the best of both worlds—the excitement of working on technology that stays ahead of changing trends and the kaleidoscope of possibilities that come from working with an established industry leader.

REALIZE REWARDS
It’s an ambitious journey we’re on, building technology that keeps our digital world connected. Investing in our employee’s happiness is what enables us to build teams of smart, passionate members. F5 offers comprehensive, very competitive compensation that includes a friendly work environment, transportation stipend, and 401(k) with a generous company match. When you join F5 you’ll feel the difference your work makes and you’re rewarded—handsomely—for the contributions you make.

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F5 has offices in 20 countries. This speaks to the demand for our products, and the appreciation we have for diverse skills and perspectives. Find out more about the primary functions at these office locations and explore what’s happening in the neighboring communities around them.

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    "Jewel of a tech company in Seattle"

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    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many companies these days talk about employees as their greatest asset. But very few actually walk this talk, especially in the technology sector. The F5 Networks is unique because while it's wildly succesful it still treats the employees with respect, as human beings should be treated. To quote Simon Sinek, "Great companies take care of their employees, who take care of the customers, who take care of the shareholders -- so everyone wins".

    Cons

    Potential for the "Innovator's Dilemma" trap -- to remain successful in the cloud era F5 needs to innovate, disrupt itself, elevate their solutions offering and earn loyalty of the new customer personas. Fortunately the new executive leadership is doing exactly that!

    Advice to Management

    Keep reinventing the company with the sense of urgency, embrace the cloud, and promote mechanisms for rapid innovation on the customer's behalf!

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F5 Networks Photos

F5 Networks photo of: Bike to Work Month Sponsor
F5 Networks photo of: Our employees invited their families to our office to learn about what the company does. It was a huge success and a fun event!
F5 Networks photo of: This is what we call F5 spirit! Lots of red representing F5 at the Puget Sound Business Journal 2015 Washington's Best Workplace awards.
F5 Networks photo of: CTO Karl Triebes enjoying a beautiful CA summer with employees at #F5SanJose #annualpicnic #iamF5 @F5Networks
F5 Networks photo of: Customer Loyalty is an F5 value. Vince Neil of Motley Crue performs at the Agility Americas 2015 session where we bring customers and partners together.
F5 Networks photo of: In July 2015 at Seattle HQ, executives done "superfriends" costumes and braved a dunk tank. Funds raised from the event benefited the Seattle Childrens Hospital.
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F5 Networks Interviews

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    Front End GUI Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

    Interview

    Connected with recruiter. He was very polite and helpful. I mentioned I only have experience in Angular 2 not earlier version. Hiring manager was impressed with background they moved forward with hackerrank test.

    That is where things feel apart. It was a timed challenge mix of of all Front end concepts. In angular section there were questions on angular 1.x version. Also questions where focusing more in syntax rather than concept. Ofcourse I wont have best answer as Angular 2 is written from scratch n vastly different from other version.

    I got a rejection saying my answers were not competitive enough. Ofcourse it wont be as questions were very specific on older methodology and I personally find it ridiculous. Questions like this can say a lot of things about how "rigid" team's mindset will be in assessing candidate and potentially on work.

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F5 Networks Awards & Accolades

  • The Just 100: America’s Best Corporate Citizens in 2016, Forbes, 2016
  • Best of the Northwest, The Seattle Times, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2015
  • Networking Innovation Award, SearchNetworking, 2014
  • 2013 Executive Excellence Award, Seattle Business Magazine, 2013
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