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"Inefficiencies restrict progress."

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Former Employee - Field Systems Engineer
Former Employee - Field Systems Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of technical information available to all employees. Information sharing/collaboration among knowledge workers was excellent.

Cons

Very little strategic direction. The products were very poorly aligned with the market needs. The functionality of the core product was excellent. A disconnect within the company regarding the user interface of the configuration utilities caused frustration among technical workers. Organizational structure was flawed; creating commodity workers.

Advice to Management

Your products are over engineered and cost too much. You have strategic direction, yet the perception among your customer base regarding that is the opposite. You lack a cohesive sales strategy.

Other Employee Reviews for F5 Networks

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Very good company with management challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, market-leading technology.
    Highly regarded brand.
    Financially strong and well managed (by Wall Street's standards)
    Innovative technology roadmap virtually assures sustained leadership position
    Very high customer satisfaction and loyalty

    Cons

    Unrealistic business forecasting model and expectations.
    Very difficult to consistantly meet quota.
    Not a mentoring or coaching culture.
    A lot of fear-based sales management.
    If it's good, it's great. If it's not, you're all alone.

    Advice to Management

    Create a sales culture that inspires passionate engagement rather than fearful and cautious corporate-survival strategies. Hire sales leaders who are mentors and coaches first, and forecast managers/cattle-drivers second. Make the employees feel and believe that they are more important than the quarterly guidance to Wall Street. Place a higher value on the human spirit and lead accordingly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place to Work for a Reason"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very employee friendly - sensitive, informed, and caring management.
    Incredibly diverse
    Good communication - friendly, happy workforce
    Great benefits - except Aetna Healthcare
    John McAdam is approachable, and not an egomaniac. He listens.
    Customers love the company.

    Cons

    Aetna H/C is pretty weak - high deductables, difficult to deal with...

    Advice to Management

    could be good or bad - depending on your perspective but its weird that the place clears out at 5pm - even the parking garage closes at 6pm...

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