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Updated Sep 25, 2023

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F5 President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
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  • "Benefits are good but at at per market rate(in 185 reviews)
  • "The people are great and are happy with what they do.(in 161 reviews)
  • "Lots of interesting technical challenges and quite a good work life balance.(in 134 reviews)
  • "The culture is great at identifying (really and honestly) what the sticking points are.(in 110 reviews)
  • "The pay was good.(in 61 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Sep 8, 2023
      Anonymous Employee
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
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      Human first approach, career growth and mentorship.


      Return to office after being remote

      1. 3.0
        Jun 27, 2023
        Systems Engineer
        Current Employee, more than 5 years
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        - Love some of my coworkers and have made some lifelong friends - My direct managers have been awesome and have helped me grow - Health insurance is insanely good - While I disagree with RTO, the office is nice - Work-Life Balance is pretty solid


        - IT Upper management has absolutely no idea what they are doing. The blend of incompetence and sometimes borderline hostility from management has put us in a very bad spot. The recent re-org was and continues to be the worst roll out I have experienced. From what I can see, morale is at an all time low and no one knows what to do. Any time we think we are going to get an update, meetings get cancelled. Most questions get answered with anywhere between "I don't know" and "We will have to see". Productivity seems to have been effectively shut down while management decides what to do with the re-org. - Layoffs, followed by a re-org, then followed by RTO is not the way to keep talent at F5. - Compensation is all over the place. HR will work against you when it comes to being fairly compensated.

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      F5 has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 1,720 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at F5 to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, F5 employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at F5. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

      76% of F5 employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated F5 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at F5 to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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      rejected from job application after we’ve spent around a month in the process. Pay was lower than what I wanted and assignment was complex but I’ve been out of work for months and needed something. To be rejected after all that work invested was very disappointing :( I got feedback and I’m trying to take it as a lesson for better next time. How do you pick yourself up after a rejection? I feel defeated, I have no current prospects & applied a ton already, it’s soo hard in this market


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