Employee Review

  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Root-cause analysis -- not business as usual

    Sep 10, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    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 that most people like the work that they do.)

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  1. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    F5 supports a work culture to bring your full self

    Oct 21, 2021 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    F5 work environment is super supportive. Everyone on my team is very friendly and will help me with any questions I have

    Cons

    My internship was virtual due to COVID, so that is not fun.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Mediocrity Reigns Supreme

    Sep 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    - Solid work/life balance - Excellent benefits and vacation allotments - Pays at or above market rate for the most part. Although this may be changing for the worse in the current competitive climate.

    Cons

    - F5 aspires to be a software company. Hardware people still run the company after acquiring 3 software companies. - Division GMs are fully autonomous meaning from a product perspective there is no singular vision for the company. - For the most part, customers no longer trust or rely on their F5 rep for anything other than filling data center orders. Most reps are blindsided by large modernization initiatives that they either didn’t know about or deliberately turned a blind eye from. Often, these end up targeting F5 as one of the solutions that will not continue at the company once the modernization is complete. - Despite how hardware centric the people and corporate accounting systems are, software is still forced through these systems. This leaves little to no flexibility for customer asks that F5 can’t anticipate because again, no one on the Corp team seems inclined to sell software. - If you’re looking for a job, F5 is a good place to be. If you’re looking to help build your career, not so much. I’d stay away.

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