F5 Networks

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4 people found this helpful  

Getting worse day after day

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

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

Pros

Good benefit, used to be very good especially on insurance and etc.
Used to be a great place to work at and have work-life balance
OK Salary

Cons

very bad management recently,
asked to work over weekends,
very bad project planning and management,
some team were hired and paid very high just because of Foundry,
very hard to get promoted if you are not some one in higher management radar, aka not in the core project,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to the engineers, please! you guys used to listening well!
don't just hire and promote your old friends from Foundry! there are many good F5 engineers as well!

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    F5 is an awesome place to work. It's the leader in it's market (ADC) and now expanding into other markets.

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leader in ADC market with a clear vision of expansion into other markets (security, firewall, cloud).
    There is still a startup mood at F5.
    Good salary, great people at work.
    Good medical insurance + flex-plan + ESPP.

    Cons

    San Jose office is boring. Seattle is better. Tel Aviv office is good. Tomsk office is the best.
    There is no culture at F5. No hackathons, no beer parties, no pet projects.
    Bad communication between different teams.
    Micromanagement.
    Lots of hiring recently which bloated once a small company. Some junk hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees - they have great ideas. Not all ideas should come from PMs, some engineers are better than PMs in identifying the vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Upper management has good direction and provides ample communication to employees. Support organizations (IT, payroll, HR) are all very responsive.

    Cons

    Middle management often lacks communication, too many tools and resources for getting job done. Should be consolidated and kept up to date.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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