F5 Employee Reviews about "middle management"
72% would recommend to a friend
(43 total reviews)
73% approve of CEO
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- "Benefits are good but at at per market rate" (in 198 reviews)
- "The people are great and are happy with what they do." (in 153 reviews)
- "Lots of interesting technical challenges and quite a good work life balance." (in 136 reviews)
- "The culture is great at identifying (really and honestly) what the sticking points are." (in 115 reviews)
- "The pay was good." (in 62 reviews)
- "middle management is problem to company" (in 61 reviews)
- "Layoffs have happened 2 years in a row and will likely continue every year" (in 30 reviews)
- "Make sure externally hired managers do not degrade the culture and qualities outlined in Pros." (in 30 reviews)
- "Very political upper management." (in 19 reviews)
- "Lower and middle management does nto get enough or proper training." (in 18 reviews)
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Updated Nov 25, 2023
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- 1.0Sep 25, 2023Account ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Nobody cares what, when, how I do the work. Was good for me and the company when I still had the motivation. Now it’s good only for me. You can be ”sick” on Fridays and no one cares.
Awful middle management in my region - poor performance and poor judgement. No wonder the board wanted to reduce workforce - some of the reductions even hit the correct people. Unfortunately some of the middle managers - those who clearly have been promoted once too much - are still causing harm.3
- 5.0Oct 2, 2020Quality EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsTel Aviv-Yafo
Great "golden handcuffs" benefits. Good work-life balance.
Some false representation from low and middle management up. Worktime invested just to create a soothing and convincing image. As a result, decisions made by upper mgmt are sometimes detached from reality.1
- 5.0May 15, 2009Network EngineerCurrent EmployeeSeattle, WA
Great benefits, relaxed work environment, excellent location. The knowledge exchange and learning potential is outstanding. Then there is "Beer Friday", even if one doesn't drink beer it's the principle. Every week the company says "Thanks for the hard work, have a beer on us." As a whole this is an excellent company who does a good job focusing on retaining the talent that has made them a success.
The company is a bit top heavy with middle management which becomes meddlesome in the pursuit of justifying their own existence.
- 4.0Feb 21, 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSeattle, WA
Good work/life balance (team-dependent) Generally collaborative environment Predictable work
Middle management is pretty incompetent Little advancement opportunity Slow to fix problematic process or strategy4
- 2.0Oct 11, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Transforming to Cloud focus company is underway.
Poor employee engagement during transformation. Does not communication well internally. Drastic change of leadership causes middle management to be tactical4
- 2.0Dec 28, 2012Senior Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Technical team is great, if cliquish. Benefits are solid company is financially solid, top management is sincere. Has large industry foot print.
Management is shaky at times, blames individual contributors for management failures. Does not always give notice nor severance. Small cubes, crowded noisy floors, hard to get creative. Lower and middle management does nto get enough or proper training.2
- 3.0Aug 28, 2015Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Jose, CA
This is for the San Jose office only, and does not reflect Seattle. Also, I'm re-posting from something glassdoor had me remove cause it was too honest a few months back, so I'll try to choose my words carefully. - work life balance - decent office perks - location of office, short commutes - mostly decent people Advice to people looking to F5 for employment, use F5 has a stepping stone if you must, if you're a new grad try looking else where cause F5 will low ball you big time. This place is great to hibernate, collect a pay check, get really good medical benefits, and study your way into a much better company.
- some really terrible peers, in terms of character, lots of politics and backstabing, lots of cc with manager emails for no good reason - some teams over worked, 12-14 hour days - rhetoric of the company does not match the reality, they say one thing, but there's always an excuse to not follow through - People in HR / Hiring has personally told me they will bid the lowest they can go, and only recently have they starting to offer slightly more due to lack of talent / interest - culture is slowly degenerating due to influx of low talent hires from ' surrounding ' companies, you can figure it out on your own what I mean - nepotism is very high, growth is nearly impossible if you don't play the political game or know someone who will go to bat for you - middle management is often handcuffed to get the resources they need or are lied to by upper management due to politics.13
- 4.0Oct 2, 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Great benefits package, wonderful people. New CEO has moved F5 inline with the new market direction after its period of stagnation.
Continued issues with middle management chains not on board with changes. Some departments have a lack of direction and cohesion with company strategy.