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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 17 July, 2018
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F5 Networks President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
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  • "Drastic change of leadership causes middle management to be tactical" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Some toggling in upper management, e" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome company that makes you want you to stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (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.

  3. Helpful (3)

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

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks (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


  4. "Enterprise Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Global Support Manager"

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

    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


  6. "Personal Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Systems Engineer - Security in Toronto, ON
    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 (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


  7. "I worked at F5 Networks"

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

    Pros

    Great people and exciting product line

    Cons

    High pressure and long hours

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. "Work hard, play hard"

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (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


  9. "Making progress in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Continue to be a driven company, gaining market share and growing! Opportunities are great at the company, and the leadership team, which is mostly new at this point, is smart, knowledgeable and will take the Company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Still working through the "how" of how to grow bigger and transform without working the company to the ground.


  10. "Enterprise Network Engineer"

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    The company need to provide more training


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