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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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F5 Networks President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
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  • The expectations for performance are very high (although they come with commensurate rewards) and work-life balance can be an issue in some roles (in 15 reviews)

  • Lots of growing pains across all functional groups (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Jewel of a tech company in Seattle"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many companies these days talk about employees as their greatest asset. But very few actually walk this talk, especially in the technology sector. The F5 Networks is unique because while it's wildly succesful it still treats the employees with respect, as human beings should be treated. To quote Simon Sinek, "Great companies take care of their employees, who take care of the customers, who take care of the shareholders -- so everyone wins".

    Cons

    Potential for the "Innovator's Dilemma" trap -- to remain successful in the cloud era F5 needs to innovate, disrupt itself, elevate their solutions offering and earn loyalty of the new customer personas. Fortunately the new executive leadership is doing exactly that!

    Advice to Management

    Keep reinventing the company with the sense of urgency, embrace the cloud, and promote mechanisms for rapid innovation on the customer's behalf!


  2. "great company !!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company so far I have worked for.

    Cons

    need to catch up more with current technology.

    Advice to Management

    use your resources

  3. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Sales operations management shows favoritism


  4. "Great Company / Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Overall, the company has a welcoming culture with a new CEO who I believe will help drive this company into success in the future. The benefits are great and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    While I can't speak to other teams, I know my team is suffering from low morale due to a lack of leadership, direction and support. Middle management issues need to be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Own your responsibilities, address issues (stop ignoring them), learn from other successful managers, provide solutions (not just complaints), recognize your team members successes and strengths. Leverage these!


  5. "Solid internship experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, relaxed atmosphere, good work life balance

    Cons

    company stagnation, tech company but not as exciting because it is B2B


  6. "Nice Employer"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company cares about Employees and work life balance

    Cons

    Frequently changing and requires agility


  7. "Senior software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture. Awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities over time.

  8. "Work hard, to play hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always something fun to get your mind off any road blocks incountered.

    Cons

    It can be a high stress environment if you let it.

    Advice to Management

    11 please to telecommute. Some people kids in the car for 3 1/2 hours a day, just to go be stressed out even more.


  9. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior NSE in Liberty Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Senior NSE in Liberty Lake, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company, constantly growing.

    Cons

    Have to relearn new tech constantly


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Business Analyst"

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging problems to solve everyday.

    Cons

    Conflicting priorities, which can be very frustrating.


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