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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated October 19, 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)

    "Great work life balance."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Business Analyst"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great to Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was a supportive environment, things have changed a lot. Free drinks, stock gifting if you meet numbers

    Cons

    Too much below average middle management, case loads have probably tripled yet Customer Sat numbers have been made harder to meet. Growth has been painful as numbers have become more important than customers or employees. Very cliquey

    Advice to Management

    None, it wouldn't matter.


  4. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Great product. Management is excellent to work for they care about the employees. Compensation is very good. All around positive experience.

    Cons

    None at the moment I enjoy working for F5

    Advice to Management

    Get out in front of change!


  5. "Great company to work at"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture where everyone is helpful (you can count on getting a reply to an internal e-mail or voice-message asking for help), focus on customers, excellent benefits, compensation is competitive, product management/product development teams are interested in customer feedback, customer support teams really try to keep customers happy, product roadmap is strong

    Cons

    John McAdam, the CEO for the past 17 years just retired; new CEO looks very promising


  6. Helpful (4)

    "From great to blah"

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    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    F5 game room is nice, the people are hard workers

    Cons

    The leadership has lost sight of where to go and how to lead. The new CEO is trying, but fighting against entrenched old guard who "know how it should be".

    Advice to Management

    Stop being stuck in the way it was.
    Hire more diversity... it sucks having 1 woman in a meeting of 35 people...


  7. "Truly Inspiring Company"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and challenging work environment. Excellent benefits package, with competitive salary. Upward growth potential, and continual education.

    Cons

    Processes can feel unstructured and over-complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication with your staff about ways to continually improve to keep up with the growing demand.

  8. "Good 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

    Pros

    Best technology and code quality in network appliance

    Cons

    Need to keep up with the cloud trend


  9. 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.


  10. "operations"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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