Finance (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 8, 2018
Culture is in transition and focused on speed and extended hours of work. Exciting place to be, but burnout is prevalent and employee value is not respected by executive team. Somehow we all became Amazon employees. If you enjoy perpetual unending change then this is the place for you.
Strong vision and strategy, but at the expense of individual well being
Top notch people, but currently reinventing itself
Sr. Solution Architect, Business Development (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 18, 2018
I enjoyed my time working at F5....best place I have ever worked. Tons of opportunity to learn new things and grow professionally. I was always working on something interesting. Inter-process and inter-departmental communication is lacking and inconsistant. People who manage upward get promoted....hard workers, not so much. New CEO brought on and the company is in the midst of being changed to reflect how the new CEO wants the company to run. Its a great time to try and hire people out of F5, since a number of excellent people are being let go, while the company keeps those less productive and/or cheaper to retain. Morale has been effected accordingly.
Great tech to work on, Great benefits
little recognition for hard work done, promotions tough to come by
Regional Sales Manager - Global Services (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – April 13, 2018
F5 is a very good company to work for. They are based out of Seattle, and offer very competitive salaries and benefits. They have undergone several management changes, but still provide a good work environment. If you work remotely you are given full control of your business hours based on your customer needs.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 22, 2018
F5 was one of the best companies I have worked for. Both staff and management was very supportive and allow for success of all technicians. There exams were not easy to pass but they gave all the tools and time to get them done.
Travel to their amazing corporate office in Seattle yearly
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 31, 2018
Pays well but management is spotty: Some are great and others not so great. Technical staff is very smart and that is a plus. There dies seem to be a lack of architectural leadership when it comes to software evolution but many companies are similar in that they are reactive and not more proactive in this regard.
SR. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE (Former Employee) – Seattle WA – January 3, 2018
I still love to work F5 but so enough politics around and unfair treatments would shocked me. Also my particular department, there are no job advance opportunities. It was hard decision but I decide to move another avenue.
Customer Success Manager (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – November 21, 2017
Lack of leadership permeates this 20 year old company with ten year old hardware based technology that desperately needs updating to cloud. A lot of management turmoil and employee turnover has happened in the last year, making it difficult to get consistent or sometimes any direction.
Regional Services Manager (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 28, 2017
The Regional Services Manager position is a great job but comes with caveats, you are an overlay to the product sales teams and work at their beck and call. You need to understand the sales teams comp plans, their personalities and their need for professional services in their timeframe in order to be successful at this job.
Great Benefits, Difficult to Advance, Decent Managers Vary By Team
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Seattle, Wa – September 19, 2017
I liked working at F5 during the time i was employed there, however the manager makes the experience, and a lot of the hiring culture has to do with who you know and hiring groups are terrible when they bring on people with 1 to no experience in managing. Of course it's all situational, some teams have awesome managers, so make sure you vet out everything before you join a team.
Work-Life Balance and Benefits
Moving up opportunities, inexperienced managers/directors taking concerns from employees and never taking thoughtful action
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – September 18, 2017
F5 is a great company and I loved my job at F5. People are very nice and friendly, very helpful and very skilled. I loved the culture at the company. F5 is a market leader in ADC and has a very good footprint in the market. Good salaries.
Leaders in ADC, great work culture. Salaries are good.
All the power is consolidated in Seattle. Company didn't have a clear vision about IoT.
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 10, 2017
You can be fired anytime at F5 even without any indication. It doesn't matter how good you are in terms of performance. They don't value your effort and hard work done by you. New CEO has changed the culture and F5 is no longer the best employer.
slow down in core business, new CEO doesn't know what he is doing
Enterprise Account Engineer (Current Employee) – Lowell, MA – September 5, 2017
We have to login to our Phone queue for 3 hours to take calls from Premium Plus customers and then you have to work on the cases opened by Premium Plus customers you are designated to. Attend Customer calls, handle technical issues. Attend quarterly QBRs at the customer site.
Sr. Manager Data Governance (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 31, 2017
The old guard is changing and I think the culture will go through some tough transitions. I really liked a lot of the people there. Seemed to be a common theme, that everyone wanted to get along well with others. Still, some management ranks were difficult to influence and could easily ignore you. Tough to get a project off the ground or drive change.
AngularJS Software Developer III (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 27, 2017
They were getting things together and switching from waterfall to agile/scrum when I came. The project went really well, I would have stayed longer. There was a bit of turnover on the project which caused it to stall prior to me starting work.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Louisville, CO – June 19, 2017
Interesting place to work that is willing to take risks with it culture and technology. F5 is actively working to transform itself from a hardware based networking company to a software and services network company.
Best in Breed Application Delevery Networking Company
F5 Global Accounts Technology Sales (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 25, 2017
Fantastic company! I had the privilege to work for them in the early stages after the company's inception. My colleagues were some of the most intelligent, savvy and articulate individuals I've ever worked with. It's what has absolutely led to F5's wildly successful run, as the premiere ADN/Load Balancing company worldwide. Working for F5 and the colleagues who became my friends, prepared me for great success, both professionally and personally!