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"Good company, great people"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good, smart people make F5 special

Cons

Becoming too political due to growth

Advice to Management

Learn how to scale soon

Other Employee Reviews for F5 Networks

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best place I have ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    F5 really values its engineers

    Cons

    No cons sorry but seriously no


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible working conditions for some, decent for others. Sinking morale is infectious."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made good friends
    Nice Seattle location.
    Diversity in the workplace
    Cutting-edge technology that you may have time to explore.

    Cons

    Very political upper management. Middle management does not care about employees; they serve their masters.
    Extremely under-staffed in some departments. You will be worked to the breaking point.
    Benefits look good on paper, but in reality they are quite limited.
    Salary, if negotiated well at hiring, can be competitive, otherwise you must leave the company and come back if you want to be paid fairly. The guy sitting next to you may be earning 10K more and be half as productive as you.

    Getting anything paid for is like squeezing blood from a rock. The technical lab is a joke at this point.
    Hard work is rewarded with more work to do. Standards are not consistently applied.
    There has been very little investment in engineering. Most hiring is in sales.

    They cut corners now far more than any time in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Stop just thinking about the short term. Work for the good of the company, not the demands of Wall Street analysts. Spend a little.
    Stop hiring your buddies. Management quality has declined over the years, substantially.
    Get out and at least pretend like you care.


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