F5 Networks Employee Reviews

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Productive and fun workplace
Global Campaigns Marketing Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 1, 2018
I came in everyday knowing exactly what I needed to do. Everyone was really friendly and accommodating. I never hesitated if I needed assistance. Interns and higher-ups were all great.
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good networking SW company
Principal Software Engineer, Network core team (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CASeptember 26, 2018
1. Developing a new features.
2. Testing and debugging
3. Solve fields problems.
4. Help troubleshooting compicate use cases.
5. Most enjoyable part is design and implementation new features.
6. I do like workplace culture in f5.
Pros
Good stable company, good compensation..
Cons
Company is too stable, not enough flexible.
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Changes are coming
Hardware Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 19, 2018
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The New F5 is not the F5 of old
Principal Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 17, 2018
F5, has a new management team in place. Which has changed the direction, and vibe of the company. They are now having yearly layoff's. So if you want any form of Job Security, it is not the place for you.
Pros
Free Snacks, Great Medical.
Cons
Lack of job security
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F5 is a great place to work.
Enterprise Network Engineer (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 12, 2018
F5 Networks is a great place to work, with great teams and people that are dedicated to whatever they do.
it is an enabling environment, giving opportunities for the individual to grow, and with lots of opportunities internally as well.
It offers great remunerations and benefits too.

A good place to build knowledge and a career.
Pros
Great place to work, great people, great benefits, calm environment, and unpretentious.
Cons
Work load might be significant sometimes depending on what part of the organisation you work.
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Dynamic workplace with challenging tasks and supportive employees
Information Management and Reporting Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 4, 2018
F5 aims at making networks more secure and less congested through their load balancers and proxy services. They follow agile methodology and develop software in sprints.
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Productive most days, lots of re-inventing the wheel on other days
Principal Test Engineer - CMI (Current Employee) –  Lowell, MASeptember 4, 2018
The team around me was always a pleasure to work with, as were the people I worked closely with at remote sites. Unfortunately, Seattle, where the talent was thinnest, was in charge. The satellite sites (like ours) had almost 100% senior people with great attitudes, but the Seattle site had to share all the local talent with many other companies. This left decision making often in the wrong hands, which sometimes led to rewriting work that was already fine, introducing replacements for tools that didn't need replacing, and other time-consuming misfires.
Pros
Great pay, time off, etc.
Cons
A lot of effort on re-work.
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Productive workplace, very helpful and supportive colleagues, supervisors and managers
Application Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 4, 2018
F5 is an awesome place to be at! The work life balance is great and there are a lot of learning/networking opportunities. I got to work with the latest tools and technologies. It was a great experience working with other employees. Everyone is really collaborative and striving to do the best!
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Nice place to work
Manager Technical Support (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 3, 2018
F5 is a nice place to work. The advancement is very limited and there is not much guidance for advancing your career within the company. It is mainly up to you to figure out who to network with and hopefully find someone who will help mentor/guide you in the direction/job you would like to strive for.
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Not growth oriented.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  San JoseAugust 31, 2018
F5 has never been growth oriented for employees.
Managers need to be trained properly.
Even when I as PTO once in blue moon my manager gets freaked out.
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Great company with great potential
Principle Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 16, 2018
It was a great experience working at F5 Networks. People are smart and proactive in solving critical engineering problems, and management are apt to respond to customer needs. However, although I admire the hard-working ethics and engineering ingenuity of everyone in the company, I do feel that the culture was strongly and predominantly biased towards Indian colleagues, and felt many time being left out of the conversations.
Pros
Free snacks, drinks.
Cons
Culture bias.
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Fun and Nice
Business Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 1, 2018
Fun and Nice environment to work .

Lots of new technologies.

good collaboration with different teams.Nice salary and work life balance.Enough vacation.
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Challenging, supportive
Sr. Software Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 31, 2018
The environment I experienced was one of regular challenges, with supportive, easy to work with teams across the company. One of managements goals was to help you achieve your goals, including personal growth which you could have a hand in.
Pros
Health care, compensation, culture, growth, advancement
Cons
It seems to be changing
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Positive and collaborative
Network Support Engineer II /Provide Tier (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 18, 2018
A positive learning environmt with readily available opportunity for advancement. Senior resources which are easy to engage for your most difficult issues.
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A lot has changed recently
Revenue Operations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 10, 2018
Due to recent changes in leadership it has become a more stressful and competitive work environment.

Workplace culture varies among teams, if you are not in sales or PD and are administrative your culture and "fun" benefits such as team outings or catered lunches are scarce.
Pros
Great Benefits, Nice People
Cons
Culture has changed
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Evolving culture
Finance (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 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.
Pros
Beer Friday
Cons
Strong vision and strategy, but at the expense of individual well being
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Top notch people, but currently reinventing itself
Sr. Solution Architect, Business Development (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 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.
Pros
Great tech to work on, Great benefits
Cons
little recognition for hard work done, promotions tough to come by
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F5 Networks GLobal Services
Regional Sales Manager - Global Services (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 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.
Pros
Salary, benefits, work/life balance
Cons
Lack of upward mobility
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Work from home opportunity
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 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.
Pros
Travel to their amazing corporate office in Seattle yearly
Cons
Travelling
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Fun tech, but spotty management.
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 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.
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