F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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F5 Networks President, CEO, and Director John McAdam
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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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  1. I worked at F5 Networks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and exciting product line

    Cons

    High pressure and long hours

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  2. Work hard, play hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and exciting product line

    Cons

    There can be long hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep a fun atmosphere to overcome negative aspects of long hours

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great growth, great values

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    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When you're in the right group the collaboration helps everyone succeed.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes a while to be noticed. You've got to sound your own horn

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  5. Technical consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting new technology, F5 leaders in the marketplace. Ability to specialise in certain areas. Good reward schemes.

    Cons

    Bike to work scheme!
    Nothing really, great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    More recognition

  6. Awesome company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company pays 100% of benefits, 4% match of 401K. It is obvious that the management team cares about retaining quality employees. From the CEO on down management is approachable and are involved in the day to day business. The overall culture of F5 is extremely positive. Employees are eager to help one another which is a sign that people are happy to be working for this company.

    Cons

    The company is expanding so rapidly that there are some growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Continue treating your employees well and they will continue to pass on that positive attitude to customers.

  7. Great Company for sales professionals

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at F5 Networks as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Market leaders, great people & products

    Cons

    Seems to have a high turnover of sales staff

  8. Helpful (2)

    Network Support Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Totally love the work culture. F5 hires great people. I have never worked in an environment where people work in a collaborative way. We solve customers' problem as a team

    Cons

    Too much work at times but at the end of the day the work stays at work.

  9. Territory Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Great Team, Great products. Account focus ranges from SLED and Health Care to Commercial . F5's Security future is bright.

    Cons

    Trying to shake off the "they do Load balancing" label. F5 has a full product line that can help solve most problems CISO's face in security today.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT product Dev, stay hungry, stay focused. silverline and linerate will be nice additions to the already solid offering across the board.

  10. Marketing Programs Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people and great work-life balance. A lot of room to grow with a quickly growing company. The Seattle HQ is in a beautiful location, overlooking the water.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to make change happen from a lower level. In some divisions, there are a lot of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Inspire upper management/VPs to enforce particular policies, such as use of programs, etc.

  11. Leading a partnership team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and product. Market position is very strong and growing.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the middle management level is creating turnover

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the managers that receive poor feedback.

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