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F5 Networks CEO Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (6)

    "PS Consultant"

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    Former Employee - PS Consultant in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great engineering culture and focus on quality. Work in complex projects that allow for creativity and custom integrations. Environment encourages you to continously do self learning of new technologies and programming languages. Great team in EMEA, everyone wants you to succeed! Managers are top! Best company and professional experience so far.

    Cons

    Rather than cons, I would call it uncertainties. With cloud architectures the Big-IP product loses some relevancy. Nevertheless competitor products are nowhere good and flexible as Big-IP

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Speed up the release of cloud products.

    F5 Networks2018-06-09
  2. "Love it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Amazing worklife balance. Meaningful work. Great Team

    Cons

    Leadership team was unstable but it's much better now.

    F5 Networks2019-05-16
  3. "Great culture, benefits and leadership"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I hear many companies preach a corporate culture that is inclusive with all sorts of benefits to check off boxes, but F5 actually lives this. There are huge numbers of females in leadership roles across the whole company. There are countless opportunities from mentorship to continued education to help you be successful in your career. The benefits are unmatched with very flexible working from home options, maternity leave,...

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    Cons

    If you don't come from a tech/network security background it can be difficult to fully understand the business at first, but there are many resources made available to get up to speed.

    F5 Networks2019-04-24
  4. "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at F5 Networks part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good team and challenging work environment. Helpful and kind people.

      Cons

      Nothing much but sometimes work becomes stagnant.

      F5 Networks2019-04-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "CEO is leading F5 in the right direction"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great culture, competitive benefits and compensation

      Cons

      F5 has been behind in adapting to changes in the industry but with our CEO we are heading in the right direction and are catching up and will soon surpass the competition with our products and the soon to be finalized acquisition of NGINX

      F5 Networks2019-04-03
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great Culture, Warp Speed, and Inclusive!"

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

      I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Because it is a mid-sized company, there isn't a lot of red tape or processes to adhere to. - Things that took years at my previous company take a matter of weeks. When you have no barriers or lack of buy-in to slow you down, you can easily move at warp speed. The only challenge becomes prioritizing and sequencing. - I used to use the words "kind" and "nice" interchangeably. Coming to F5, I see the difference....

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      Cons

      - Not enough processes. They operate as if they are a small start up and they would benefit greatly from creating processes. - Needs more collaboration amongst employees/departments. A lot of silos and duplication of efforts.

      F5 Networks2019-04-01
    • Helpful (3)

      "F5 is a great place to work at!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      1. Generally decent company communication (regular company meetings, video updates from leaders, email announcements), 2. Good comp 3. Great benefits 4. great company culture. 5. company is working hard to stay relevant, increase innovation, and is focusing on making changes for the better Granted, I haven't been here longer than 3 years like some other reviewers and I'm sure there are pockets of areas in the company...

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      Cons

      Difficult to think of anything. Finance systems/processes seem behind the times.

      Advice to Management

      Stay the course. And do NOT decrease company cultural spend (team lunches, EIG's, donation match program, F5 Day, etc). Public companies are notorious for cost cutting and claiming the need to deliver for shareholders. I say BS. Please please maintain cultural programs!

      F5 Networks2019-03-11
    • "Great tech, great work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Director 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at F5 Networks full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      a leader in what they do

      Cons

      nothing that's obvious, no improvements needed

      F5 Networks2019-03-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Ambitious projects, good benefits, interesting people, cutting edge technologies.

      Cons

      A lot of new people and quick growth can be unsettling or overwhelming for some.

      F5 Networks2019-02-09
    • "Very Good Company"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      * Great engineering culture and focus on quality. * Friendly and inclusive work culture. * Flexible working hours. Great work-life balance.

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of.

      F5 Networks2019-01-16
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