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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
257 Reviews
4.4
257 Reviews
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F5 Networks President, CEO, and Director John McAdam
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194 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Keeping a good work/life balance is not penalized, even implicitly (in 23 reviews)

  • Very competitive salary, great benefits that challenge the huge multi-nationals (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Only con I can think of is just the growing pains of scaling from a small to a large company (in 16 reviews)

  • San Jose office depends a lot on Seattle (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Pros

    Solutions are great with PS group having the best technical skills & capabilities

    Cons

    High staff attrition rate. Management are not interested in changing their past behaviours in order to improve. Can be very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the culture to improve staff attrition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Support Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Network Support Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Low Stress
    - Ability to leave work at work
    - Competitive Salary
    - Great benefits (including some unique ones)
    - Growing rapidly
    - Very Intelligent and helpful team members

    Cons

    *I must preface this section with the fact that all the cons are due to the rapid growth of the company and learning to scale with that growth
    - Need to hire more headcount to meet the growing work flow
    -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide a regular and scheduled trainings to employees in the technical fields

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at F5 Networks

    Pros

    Great leadership, nice colleagues, friendly environment

    Cons

    Very fast paced, not even sure you can call this a con

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked at F5 Networks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Pros

    Great people and exciting product line

    Cons

    High pressure and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent work environment and awesome coworkers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at F5 Networks as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    F5 is a great company to work for. They provide great benefits and the people you get to work with are amazing. It doesn't matter if you are an intern or full time employee, people will take time out of their day to help you out with whatever you need.

    Cons

    F5 hires a lot of interns full time and a lot of positions are filled from within. This leads to big competition for jobs that have been posted within the company. Job postings don't stay open long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Love everything about it here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment, upper level management is easily accessible, Beer Friday!!! Feel very valued and honored to be an F5 employee.

    Cons

    There is a slight air of passive aggressiveness within the sales teams and if you're a direct communicator it can come across as aggressive (passive aggressive people HATE direct communication).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the source when it comes to complaints and such.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great team work and lively place to work wt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team work which colleague are friendly and the environment is familial. Intense training is provided.

    Cons

    Gossiping and rumors are spreading fast in the past but those 2-3 malaysian chinese support engineers from Singapore who rumors about company internals were forced to leave since last year and now everything is back to normal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bad hiring cause a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at F5 Networks

    Pros

    great work culture co-operative work force

    Cons

    open office culture is noisy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company. Period.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Broad and expanding array of industry-leading products
    - Disciplined and profitable business model
    - Sterling balance sheet
    - Culture that encourages innovation, teamwork, critical thinking, and promotes from within

    Cons

    - Engineering might need to reign in a few maverick projects and redirect resources to some of the companies primary development efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep up the good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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