F5 Networks - Root-cause analysis -- not business as usual | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Root-cause analysis -- not business as usual"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is great at identifying (really and honestly) what the sticking points are. They discuss setbacks openly and almost welcome them as the inevitable price you pay to build better stuff. It's refreshing to work in a company so motivated to deal with their own issues -- and not have it just be lip-service, as in other places I have worked.

    Cons

    Continuous improvement is one mainstay of the culture, and productivity is the other. It seems like most employees have to *improve* their jobs and *do* their jobs at the same time. (There is no "steady state.") Because of this dual mandate, the work day is just packed -- there's little down-time to soak it all in, to stop and have lunch with coworkers, etc. Once at work, you are at work, period. (It's a good thing...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the candor, the self-reflection, and the listening to employees in the trenches. It'll pay dividends.

    F5 Networks2014-09-10
  1. "Love it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Amazing worklife balance. Meaningful work. Great Team

    Cons

    Leadership team was unstable but it's much better now.

    F5 Networks2019-05-16
  2. "Great Place!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    great work culture brand-new HQ space most co-workers are genuinely nice

    Cons

    Old habits die hard Strong aversion to change at times

    F5 Networks2019-05-20

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