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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Inside Territory Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Territory Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Great Products, Great work-life balance

    Cons

    The commute. It's a pain in the neck just getting from Elliott Bay to I-5. Hopefully we'll be much better off when we move into the new building in 2018.


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    "Great work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work Life Balance.
    Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Company growth has stagnated because of the technology shift to cloud.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Times are changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great, the work hours are sane.

    Cons

    There is little to no accountability, the technology is old, and the leadership style is very old school. Not a lot of agility. Ironic, I know...

    Advice to Management

    Get forward thinking agile peeps in your org stat if you want to survive the coming changes.


  6. "operations"

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

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good Beer Friday and a game room

    Cons

    Operations team is very separated from normal good F5 culture


  7. "Lots of smart people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    F5 has an amazing culture and work life balance. Everyone is very passionate about the products and services F5 provides while also ensuring employees have a life outside of work.

    Cons

    Corporate politics can potentially roadblock future career growth. Lots of red tape.

  8. "Good work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great culture.

    Cons

    Need to provide more in-house training.


  9. "Great place to work if you can get it"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Seattle, WA
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Culture is friendly, if a bit reserved
    Nice offices in good location
    Employees seemed pretty happy overall

    Cons

    I wasn't paid much, but I was working for Robert Half, so it wasn't F5's fault

    Advice to Management

    I got the feeling there was a large divide between management and those in the trenches. Maybe they should work on that.


  10. "Market Leader-Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Field Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits - Really talented people

    Cons

    Complex Products and challenging for customers


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