FPGA Verification Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – February 17, 2016
Workload was what you expect out of an ideal job. I moved into the new building as soon as I started, so I got the most benefits out of the company's assets, which were well above average. The only complaint I have is that coworkers in other parts of the company will neglect to tell you situations that are important and relevant to you. My personal example is that I was working an internship at F5 Networks, and I was given a chance to move up to a full-time position. I brought up the idea of a conversion to full-time about two months after I was hired, as that was the timeframe that they promised me the conversion. However, the conversion was repeatedly delayed, and eventually the end of my internship came about, still with no word on my conversion.
If you work an internship at F5 Networks, be careful about this happening to you. Looking out for another job while there is absolutely essential if you're an intern there.
Sr. Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – November 20, 2015
Great benefits, in a great industry that's fast paced and exciting to work in. Culture is incredibly agile and flexible, they'll put your skills to good use and get you working on something important and incredibly meaningful. I didn't know what F5 was when I joined. But I joined, and it has been a great (15+ year) career.
Network Support Engineer II (Unix) (Current Employee) – Spokane – September 10, 2015
Typical Day: 2 hours of phone time waiting for customers to call in for new cases. Great Pay Benefits are great Overtime is encouraged and paid Stress is high. Support Managers have no direction 6 hours of cases sent to your group. You have to take cases even if you are over loaded Moral is sinking in the Support ranks. This job is designed for people that conducted phone support previously in their careers.
Great Pay and Benefits, Overtime
missed lunches, not included in other F5 activities.
Network Support Engineer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 19, 2015
When I interviewed, my future boss said "we are not a sweat shop." For a decent while, that was true, but by the time I left, they were, and management - particularly the VP - did not appear to be grateful for the job we were doing.
The VP of Global Services at the time said, "NSEs are like hamburger" (with hand massaging motion), which tanked morale when it got around. This was during the tech crash and Support was the only part of the company actually making money. o O
They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on training when that money could have been used to put two more desperately needed bodies on the phones.
All in all this was one of the most highly trained and capable front line support staffs I've served with. It's a shame they weren't seen for the value they brought to customers.
got my wings in networking
upper management attitude toward support staff. Shoulda got my CCNA
There's a reason they're the Best Place to Work in Seattle
ORDER ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 6, 2015
I absolutely love everything about working at F5. There is a sense of pride that comes along with just walking through the door every day. The management team is easily accessible and though the work is hard, they reward you greatly.
Major Accounts Manager (Former Employee) – TX – March 3, 2015
The company was wonderful and there were so many great people that helped it grow so fast in such a short time. In my particular group there was a lot of turnover due to management not understanding the segment.
Technical Trainer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 30, 2014
-Never ending challenges -Great place to learn additional skills -Great benefits; 401K, health, stock options -Awesome culture and highly collaborative work env -company has good moral and work ethics -nice workout room
beer friday, break rooms with free drinks, rewards program for recognition
Corporate Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 20, 2014
Managed a Lead a team of 3-6 crew members throughout various landscaping redesigns and maintained the daily schedule and Issued and received invoices from customers. Helped designed and install landscaping designs projects, ranging from laying down sod to creating various styles of waterfalls and stone paved walkways.
Account Manager - Professional Services (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 25, 2013
If you decide to work for F5, I highly recommend taking a position on the product sales side of the house. But if your're into 95% admin work and 5% sales...then an AM position in Pro Services at F5 is for you. If you interview for a position in professional services with F5, make sure to interview your potential co-workers to find out what challenges they face on a day to day basis. As of right now, three people in three months have left the pro serve team, and the remaining employees are being grinded down to the nub due to no backfilling...doing more with less=burnout. On the upside - The benefits are really good, beer friday, free coffee/soft drinks, company events, stock options, and most of the people at F5 are great. Outside of the Pro Service Inside Team, it's a good place to work.
Used to be Great Potential, However Executive Group Often Took Focus Away
Former Assistant Controller (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 4, 2013
I found my experience here To be rewarding in some ways, however, the in-fighting among the Executives over who is fishing off the company pier with whom and dating spats really took everyone's focus off of the business often, and this continues today primarily with the CFO and Controller. There is interest among some in Management to be advancing the business and to be creative, but many are way overcompensated due to their allocation of equity compensation to themselves that they are comfortable to rest on their laurels.
horrible location, executive management, lack of responsibility and ethics