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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated Nov 11, 2019

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3.8
71%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
Approve of CEO
F5 Networks CEO Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
144 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working hours with a good work-life balance(in 124 reviews)

  • "Great benefits: family plans for HDHP health are at no monthly cost to the employee(in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management struggling to migrate to cloud business model from datacenter-centric buisness(in 38 reviews)

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

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  1. "F5"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture and work / life balance

    Cons

    Management, too bureaucratic some managers have very poor skills

    F5 Networks2019-08-17
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. Helpful (4)

    "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
  7. Helpful (4)

    "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
  8. "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.

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    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
  9. 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
  10. "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
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