F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.8
72%
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84%
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F5 Networks President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
188 Ratings
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  1. "Don't Believe the FUD"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate and deeply knowledgeable colleagues. Optimistic atmosphere and focused strategy. Cloud-native solutions being released. The dead wood has gone and we are set up to win.

    Cons

    Don't believe the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt being spread by anonymous commentators who would try to cut us down.

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  2. "Great company... strong headwinds - Has it lost it's way?"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Account Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global CEO is an incredible asset.

    Cons

    Too many "overlays" that add little value

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "A slow death"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good compensation - Flexible working conditions

    Cons

    - Way behind on cloud with no idea how to differentiate (it might be too late) - Clueless middle management, no idea who the actual workers are and constantly rearranging the deck chairs while the ship sinks. I was there for 5 years and had new management every 12 months. - Stop paying lip service on diversity, it will only hurt in the long term and focus on solving the world's problems instead.

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  4. "Engineer"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great Innovation and sight of customer requirements

    Cons

    Slow to meet market in pricing

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Culture is a good reason to stay"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Company wants to survive and is determined not to end up like Kodak Has a good culture

    Cons

    Prefers to overlook employees for promotion and hire from outside

  6. "Sales"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Well paid compared to competitors

    Cons

    Can be too many internal reviews

  7. Helpful (4)

    "ANZ management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great technology, strong brand, good pay package, great people and strong loyal customer base

    Cons

    Increase in competiton for core products and not enough clear focus on growing new products market. Poor local management and leadership creating bad company culture, almost every second year change in management at regional, country, state and district level with constant instability, no clear strategy with no accountability with leadership looks for scapegoats, churns & burns good talent.

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  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    * Excellent smart people. * Great technology that sits in the core infrastructure of the customer environment * Flexible working environment

    Cons

    * High turn-over of people in Sales due to aggressive quota

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  9. "Amazing technology and people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Field Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks

    Pros

    Amazing technology, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Growing pains - information sometimes hard to get to

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  10. "Great products, strong financials"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Sales Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks

    Pros

    Clear leadership in its niche. Making progress in new targeted growth areas in security

    Cons

    Traditional market is slowing down.

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