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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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3.8
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F5 Networks CEO Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
124 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)

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  1. "A company that is going places!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Been with F5 a while and still getting the opportunity to work on new things as we continue to grow and scale which keeps me continuing my own personal and professional development.

      Cons

      Any pros would outweigh the cons

      F5 Networks2019-05-29
    • "Great place to work, probably even better now."

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      Former Employee - Major Accounts Manager in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at F5 Networks full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Career path (in some cases), compensation, product, teamwork. Customer traction is fantastic.

      Cons

      Career Path, at some point you might get locked in

      Advice to Management

      Mgmt has changed since I left. But was good, and seems like they are still very highly profiled in their employer branding.

      F5 Networks2019-04-05
    • "Good company, too many changes"

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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 3 years

      Pros

      Great people, good product and culture

      Cons

      very aggressive global leadership style and too focused on detail

      F5 Networks2019-03-15
    • "Absolutely love it"

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      Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Chertsey, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The culture is amazing, actual collaboration and inclusivity François, The CEO’s vision for the company is incredible and can’t wait for what’s yet to come The CHRO, Anna is making F5 a greater company to work at. Introducing learning week and zoom out day and lots of new initiatives The Technology is evolving...exciting times and more happy and delighted customers

      Cons

      I can’t find anything to put on here

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing

      F5 Networks2019-02-08
    • Helpful (3)

      "Amazing place to work"

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      Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Chertsey, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at F5 Networks full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      -the learning curve is skyrocketing once inside -you are being taught how to troubleshoot and the range of issues stretch from the Hardware Level to Software -plenty of opportunities to grow -the expectation from everyone is to progress and the working environment is full of knowledgeable people

      Cons

      -no possibility for home office and depending on the time of the year the workload can be too much

      Advice to Management

      The best management where I worked so far. Clear direction and transparent.

      F5 Networks2018-11-30
    • Helpful (3)

      "account manager"

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      Current Employee - Sales in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      world class products, well respected CEO

      Cons

      complacent, no where in Cloud and seem to feel the market will come to them without making a sustained effort to change the perception about being a ADC business

      Advice to Management

      get closer to sales, listen to their vast skills and experience, seriously figure out how to re-invent the company

      F5 Networks2018-10-04
    • "Great company!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at F5 Networks full-time

      Pros

      A team of people who are passionate about what they do. Some of the most incredibly talented professionals in the industry, particularly in the pre sales team. A US senior management team that are working through the challenges of future proofing the company after some years of marking time. Local managers who try very hard to support their teams and create success and growth, whatever that looks like, for each individual.

      Cons

      Needs to shed the constraints of too many internal complex processes, procedures and rules if it truly wants to be agile. A shake up in benefits and work practices is needed. Pay levels are reasonable but the opportunity for top performers to be rewarded are diminishing. Hard work and long hours are often the norm for managers.

      Advice to Management

      Take more informed risks. Let others in the organisation cascade take responsibility and be accountable.

      F5 Networks2018-08-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Network Support Engineer II"

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

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

      F5 Networks2018-07-19
    • "Enterprise Network Engineer"

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      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

      F5 Networks2018-07-13
    • Helpful (6)

      "PS Consultant"

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

      I worked at F5 Networks full-time for 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.

      F5 Networks2018-06-09
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