f5 Networks Employee Reviews

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Great Pay and Benefits
Network Support Engineer II (Unix) (Current Employee) –  SpokaneSeptember 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.
Pros
Great Pay and Benefits, Overtime
Cons
missed lunches, not included in other F5 activities.
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"we are not a sweat shop"
Network Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 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.
Pros
got my wings in networking
Cons
upper management attitude toward support staff. Shoulda got my CCNA
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Fun Place
Revenue Operations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 22, 2015
F5 Networks is a great place to work. It is a very inclusive environment with a great employee culture. The benefits and work-life balance match if not exceed most technology companies.
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Good place to work
QA engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 24, 2015
Good managers , good management . Great product. Great technology. Free snacks and drinks. Located at a great location
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There's a reason they're the Best Place to Work in Seattle
ORDER ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 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.
Pros
beer friday, great benefits, family oriented
Cons
can't think of anything, honestly
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Great company and great technology!!!
Major Accounts Manager (Former Employee) –  TXMarch 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.
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A great place to work
Technical Trainer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WADecember 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
Pros
beer friday, break rooms with free drinks, rewards program for recognition
Cons
commute, weather
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Working outdoors
Corporate Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 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.
Pros
staying in shape and working outdoors
Cons
desirable management skills from corporate.
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Experiences vary depending on area of business
Business Intelligence Developer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 7, 2014
Experiences vary depending on area of business. I meet many good folks while working there.
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Started entrepreneurial, but morphed into micro-management
Sales (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 28, 2014
In early, out early.
People don't leave companies, they leave bosses.
Cool co-workers.
Management at the top, quality. The lower you get, not so much.
Pros
pay and flexible schedule
Cons
cumbersome tools
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Great company to work for
Senior Database Engineer (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 2, 2014
Just a great company to work for. They have very friendly and professional staff. the work was challenging and I learned new technologies. It is a cutting edge company
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Great company with great people
Full Time Internship (Former Employee) –  Seattle WAJuly 30, 2013
Worked there as an intern. Great place to work. Friendly teams and cutting edge projects. Fun and dynamic. Highly recommend.
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good company
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  san jose, CAMay 28, 2013
very good work environment
good team and management
flexible work hours
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Great place to work.
Lab Network Engineer Intern (Current Employee) –  SeattleMay 8, 2013
This place is quite possibly the best place you could work at in Seattle.
Pros
bonuses, drinks, works with you on times of work, everyone is nice
Cons
so many people trying to get in
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A small company that is trying to be big
Account Manager - Professional Services (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 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.
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Forward thinking exciting company!
Senior Technical Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 25, 2013
Full life cycle recruiting
Engineering positions
Strong team dynamic and leadership
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Great Place to work
Field Sales Engineer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 4, 2013
Good people and a good environment. Like working with customer in there environment and a good set of products with a good story
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Used to be Great Potential, However Executive Group Often Took Focus Away
Former Assistant Controller (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 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.
Pros
competitive products
Cons
horrible location, executive management, lack of responsibility and ethics
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Great Technology
Territory Account Manager IA, ND, SD (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IADecember 27, 2012
F5 was a great place to work. I spent allot of time on the road educating companies about the technology that allowed me to be financially and personally rewarded.
Pros
ability to build my own business with many successes that followed
Cons
many changes in leadership and teams
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Excellent place to Work!
Professional Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 14, 2012
Productive and fun place to work. Was a pleasure working with employees all over the nation, and servicing clients from all over the nation as well. Learned to produce financial reports while working independently by region. F5 offered many opportunities for team building events as well as happy hour friedays. Relaxed work atmosphere.
Pros
flexible schedule, great mangers.
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