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F5 Networks Overview

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www.f5.com
Seattle, WA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Company - Public (FFIV)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Citrix, VMware, Juniper Networks
Today, business is about people, applications, and the services they need to work more efficiently. F5, a global company entrusted by more than 16,000 of the world’s largest enterprises and government, develops technology solutions that keep applications running ... Read more

F5 Networks Reviews

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F5 Networks President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
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    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    RSU grants on joining and during annual reviews, annual salary increments, quarterly bonus, very competitive salaries, very smart architects, seasoned professionals all around

    Cons

    some very long serving employees aren't contributing as much as they think or as they are valued

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F5 Networks Interviews

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    Knowledge Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA (US)) in August-2013.

    Interview

    Typical tech company 4-hour intensive. Back to back 1-on-1 interviews with each of the team members. I met with each member of the team, and they focused on their particular area of interest. The uber-techs on the team made sure I had basic knowledge of networking principles, including the TCP/IP stack. Since my role on the team was mostly focused on communications, each asked me to tell a story about how I had addressed communicating complex technical topics to non-technical audiences in the past. My role was an odd one, and the company invented the title "Knowledge Engineer" for me, since I didn't really fit into any of their existing job titles.

    Interview Questions

    • All of the questions were focused on library science techniques... keyword lexicography, versioning of dynamic documents, etc.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    During conversations with the hiring manager, the compensation range was discussed, as well as the benefits package. So when the offer came in, the manager explained clearly and in detail why he chose that number, what it meant for my future earning potential at the company, and I agreed with his decision and the offer. Simple, easy, and foreshadowed an excellent working relationship with my manager that continued throughout my employment there.

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F5 Networks Awards & Accolades

  • Networking Innovation Award, SearchNetworking, 2014
  • 2013 Executive Excellence Award, Seattle Business Magazine, 2013
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