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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2019

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3.8
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72%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
Approve of CEO
F5 Networks CEO Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
132 Ratings
Pros
  • "They highly value work-life balance/employee morale and are quick to bring in consultants or new hires if someone becomes overloaded(in 113 reviews)

  • "Great benefits: family plans for HDHP health are at no monthly cost to the employee(in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • "Company is behind the curve on the cloud(in 34 reviews)

  • "Layers upon layers of middle management (causing micro management > submit weekly activity report)(in 29 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Excellent challenges"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Daily challenges and continuous development

    Cons

    Not so much open to moving around

    F5 Networks2019-08-13
  2. "The Best Company that I Have Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Currently in a state flux as it pivots to a software and services company. This is a necessary change in culture but it's all about the execution. Time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course

    F5 Networks2018-09-19
  3. "Awesome company that makes you want you to stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

    F5 Networks2018-06-21
  4. "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Pay (10-20% above the market), Benefits similar to all other private sector competitors, 99% work from home.

    Cons

    Small organisation with lot of visibility. One bad manager can trouble you a lot.

    F5 Networks2018-04-02
  5. Helpful (3)

    "poor local leadership and lack of strategy and vision."

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks for more than a year

    Pros

    good tech, good story and loyal customers, compensation is good and accelerators are a bonus. training is pleantifull and available.

    Cons

    completely internally focused. the number is the only thing that matters. management is short sighted and lacks creativity and leadership. channel program is lackluster at best.

    Advice to Management

    your employees are your best assets...listen to their experiences and opinions....use their knowledge to help craft and execute a plan

    F5 Networks2017-05-24
  6. "Enterprise Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    F5 is not like other corporates. Although F5 is considered a 'big' company with 4500+ employees, the company treats their employees as if it was a startup of 20 people. F5 is an industry leader and hardly ever lays off people. if you're looking for job security this is the place. processes are well defined and executed. The work-life balance is overall very pleasing in F5.

    Cons

    Not enough innovation and employees development plans / career opportunities. company needs to be more innovative to keep up with the industry otherwise it will be left behind.

    F5 Networks2017-02-17
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Global Support Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks

    Pros

    The people are the best thing about F5. From top ranks down, the place is fantastic to work as everyone genuinely cares about the customers and each other.

    Cons

    Compensation based on location vs. job

    F5 Networks2016-09-06
  8. "Personal Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Systems Engineer - Security in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    atmosphere is great; hires the best talent available anywhere in the world; team dynamics are great and important to the company; product is market leading and well recognized; customers are happy with the product; people who stay with the company are zealots... stay here 12 months and you're an advocate

    Cons

    customer support hinders sales; sometimes working remote all the time can be challenging to learn new products or minor changes in focus; promotion within is challenging, likely the largest frustration for field staff; company is 24/7 and travel is required - although that's explained coming in, most people don't realize it... likely the biggest reason for someone leaving within a year

    Advice to Management

    continue to team build for field staff; understand career growth paths for employees and foster that to keep the talent that has been searched for so diligently

    F5 Networks2015-12-09
  9. "I worked at F5 Networks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Pros

    Great people and exciting product line

    Cons

    High pressure and long hours

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    F5 Networks2015-03-05
  10. "Work hard, play hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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

    F5 Networks2013-04-06
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