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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 12 April 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. "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


  2. "EMEA Field Enablement Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (4)

    "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


  6. "At a bit of a cross roads"

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    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


  7. "ISR"

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    Current Employee - Internal Sales Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, really know the product is best. Great people working at F5 too

    Cons

    It's a huge company so can sometimes get left behind and also it's so hard to get some sort of headcount

  8. "the best company I've worked for"

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's the best place to learn and to progress. You have limitless possibilities to develop and the management encourages you to move forward.

    Cons

    work load is quite high in the busy periods


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Global Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and processes and products

    Cons

    Very high weekly performance pressure


  10. "good place"

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

    Pros

    good people, good training, many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    over busy... not good life and professional balance

    Advice to Management

    dont squeeze your employees


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