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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 16 August 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)

  • "Not much direction, upper management can be more methodical" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Network Support Engineer II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Support Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Network Support Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly exposed to new technologies, nice place to keep up to date.
    Diverse multicultural environment.
    Great company values.

    Cons

    High demanding customers.
    Narrow path for technical carrier progression.


  2. "Enterprise Network Engineer"

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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

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    The company need to provide more training

  3. "PS Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PS Consultant in Chertsey, England
    Former Employee - PS Consultant in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great engineering culture and focus on quality. Work in complex projects that allow for creativity and custom integrations. Environment encourages you to continously do self learning of new technologies and programming languages. Great team in EMEA, everyone wants you to succeed! Managers are top! Best company and professional experience so far.

    Cons

    Rather than cons, I would call it uncertainties. With cloud architectures the Big-IP product loses some relevancy. Nevertheless competitor products are nowhere good and flexible as Big-IP

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Speed up the release of cloud products.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great Brand and fantastic product , focused sales team, top SE's.

    Cons

    Management do not live the culture or corporate values only talk it. Dictatorial approach by management to teams . Ignore employees, recognition is almost no existent. This is the Cisco salesman retirement company. Only about the dollar on the day, not the future.

    Advice to Management

    listen you you employees in growth markets. Stop with the ego !! Recognize your employees and incentivize them correctly not chase the deal on the day and walk away from the customer. stop with the 3 separate business . Invest !


  5. "EMEA Field Enablement Director"

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    Former Employee - EMEA Field Enablement Director in London, England
    Former Employee - EMEA Field Enablement Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some exceptionally talented individuals
    New CEO with strong vision and bring renewed energy
    Challenging Environment
    Not too much red tape
    High Expectations
    Good pay & benefits

    Cons

    Change Difficult to Execute
    Career Progression and internal moves should be sponsored more by senior executives

    Advice to Management

    Communication. Find a way to really be global i.e. HQ listen, respond and include rest of the world.
    Talent. Should look to evolve thinking and empower leadership to recognise potential and accelerate specific individuals. Get serious about retention & invest in skills development for all


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Going through changes"

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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

    Work/life balance. Culture.

    Cons

    Can work long hours. Advancement opportunities stop after senior engineer. Senior management often recruited outside company.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should be mentoring staff to go into their roles when people are promoted, not hiring externally.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team, nice company events, good perks

    Cons

    Location, lack of career progression, location

  8. Helpful (5)

    "tech support"

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    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none , negative management ,.... ....

    Cons

    bad company to work for

    Advice to Management

    stop the micro management


  9. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great working culture
    Good management structure in place

    Cons

    Headcount has been an issue


  10. "At a bit of a cross roads"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely industry leading technology
    Some very bright people working there
    Good commission scheme

    Cons

    Success is heavily sector dependant
    Strategies tend to only last a year before all is changed again
    Avoid if you struggle handling pressure
    Company is struggling to identify what it is going to look like in future and where it will fit into the market - I am sure that will be rectified

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and commit to it wholly


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