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"Broad Experience and wide range of tech."

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Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in Seattle, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at F5 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The environment is very relaxed for the IT tepartment. The IT Operations Team is very tight-knit. Projects are coordinated and then handed out, but the team is small enough that your voice is very clearly heard when doing architecture work.

Cons

There isn't a lot of room to move up in the company. Historically, they're not great at career development for employees; you're left to your own devices there.

Other Employee Reviews for F5 Networks

  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upper management has good direction and provides ample communication to employees. Support organizations (IT, payroll, HR) are all very responsive.

    Cons

    Middle management often lacks communication, too many tools and resources for getting job done. Should be consolidated and kept up to date.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "F5 is an awesome place to work. It's the leader in it's market (ADC) and now expanding into other markets."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leader in ADC market with a clear vision of expansion into other markets (security, firewall, cloud).
    There is still a startup mood at F5.
    Good salary, great people at work.
    Good medical insurance + flex-plan + ESPP.

    Cons

    San Jose office is boring. Seattle is better. Tel Aviv office is good. Tomsk office is the best.
    There is no culture at F5. No hackathons, no beer parties, no pet projects.
    Bad communication between different teams.
    Micromanagement.
    Lots of hiring recently which bloated once a small company. Some junk hires.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - they have great ideas. Not all ideas should come from PMs, some engineers are better than PMs in identifying the vision.

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