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F5 Networks Seattle Reviews

Updated March 28, 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)

  • The company is expanding so rapidly that there are some growing pains (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Jewel of a tech company in Seattle"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Really good place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Great company to work with that helps shaping your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Manager and Leads really helps defining your career path.
    - Ample opportunities to showcase your skill and talent.
    - New learning opportunities within the team.
    - Great support provided by your manager.
    - Great PTO plans. You get 18 PTO during your first year.
    - Competitive Salary.

    Cons

    - No open policy to work remotely. But you do get the opportunity to work remotely in case of any urgent need.

    Advice to Management

    - Please keep doing what you're presently doing and continue to support your employees the way you are currently doing.


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  5. "Technology and engineering driven inside a progressive and socially mindful company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best minds in the industry. In my group, an excellent working relationship between product management and engineering allowing us to create great things together. Good work/life balance. Flexible working arrangements. Invests in people and their needs.

    Cons

    A little slow to react to the fact that we need to be more software and as-a-service first. That said, great strides are being made in this area.


  6. "Solid Engineers, Great Work-Life Balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Progressive culture (teaching each other: lunch and learns, informal presentations, shared books)
    - Staying on the leading edge of the market (keeping each other informed about latest developments via email and presentations)
    - Great work-life balance
    - Free beer and wine on Fridays

    Cons

    - Tough transition to being a large company (still too much tribal knowledge, not enough processes and adherence to them)

    Advice to Management

    Synchronize the team. As we've grown quickly and internationally, we've neglected to properly keep everybody up-to-date on the company processes and shared resources.


  7. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive direction with new CEO hire
    Concentration on security products
    Lots of great people
    Positive corporate responsibility direction

    Cons

    Growth has some challenges in terms of matrix structure of the organiza


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    "Awesome culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The absence of ego means you can get stuff done here, work across groups, meet with different levels of leaders and get decisions made

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a low tolerance for risk that means it can be hard to push new ideas through or to try new ways of doing things

    Advice to Management

    Find the balance of protecting what makes F5 great from the past while allowing new ideas or ways of doing things to occur


  9. "Within a year"

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    Current Employee - MAM in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - MAM in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Growing with a stable engine of LTM and DNS. Strategy are nice and market oriented. Aggressive approach to security filed.

    Cons

    Small in scale. Systems are restructuring. People are growing up with a big company culture. Changing field of focus lacks of experienced and knowledgable personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Product positioning beyond traffic management is blur. Lack of experienced personnel to drive new segment and new products.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Security Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome pay matched with great benefits. F5 is a great place to work. With respect for individual and culture, you get to work with the brightest minds of the word.

    Cons

    Nothing i could think of


  11. "Major account manager"

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    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Market leader in ADC industry, great technology and very respectful company

    Cons

    No cons I can think of


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