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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Times are changing"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great Culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to the waterfront
    Lots of places to eat up queen ann hill
    Beer Friday's
    Parties

    Cons

    Parking can be difficult to find near office.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Culture isn't a good fit anymore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    New CEO seems great - :)

    Cons

    Other new leadership is not so great


  6. Helpful (1)

    "hardware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    do not know. free snacks and drinks

    Cons

    low pay, tight schedule, micro management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more. and flexible working time.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "Really good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Wonderful people. Beautiful view.

    Cons

    Seattle is raining all the time.


  10. "Very Happy!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on new and current technologies
    Excellent team to work with
    Supportive culture
    Top of the line benefits

    Cons

    Really can't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, F5 is a great place to work!


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