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"Good place to work, could be much worse."

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Current Employee - Test Engineer III in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Test Engineer III in Seattle, WA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

They have great benefits and pay 100% of employees health coverage. There is a lot of vacation time which is very nice to have. You can move around the company and try other jobs after you have been here for a year. If you move internally, it is a great way to get your foot in the door if you don't have experience. Kind of an internal training program.

Cons

You work a lot. There is some disorganization which requires you to spend your time fixing it. There are mixed messages through upper management.

Advice to Management

First, you didn't have enough processes. Now, you have too many. Hire a professional to do program management. Someone with years of experience. Please.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Far from the worst place to work..but definitely not the best"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    F5 has reasonable compensation and benefits, and seems to understand the work/life balance. Vacation and holidays are standard for the industry and management seems to actually expect employees to take time off from work.

    Cons

    My overall experience with the company centers around poor communication and direction. We produce software in very rapid product cycles, which leads to serious feature cuts towards the middle of the process. Middle management is a tangled mess. Several large product groups with overlapping responsibilities. Individuals can be unknowingly working on the same feature in different groups. Leads to redundant work. Company has acquired several smaller firms over the last couple of years. Culturally never integrated well and do not have the same direction.

    Advice to Management

    streamline processes. eliminate redundant middle management. focus on better integrating recent acquisitions


  2. Helpful (1)

    "modern companies should have work from home options"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, good work environment, good perks, good learning experience

    Cons

    far away from home, salary is not as competitive as other similar companies

    Advice to Management

    I think any employee should be allowed to work from home anytime they want. We can save in commute, in gas, in time help the community and be able to have a better work balance experience.

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