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F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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  • The expectations for performance are very high (although they come with commensurate rewards) and work-life balance can be an issue in some roles (in 15 reviews)

  • Lots of growing pains across all functional groups (in 24 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. "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


  3. "Jo B"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Support Manager in Chertsey, England
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Support Manager in Chertsey, England

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee success, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence

    Cons

    Career advancement, Location, location, location


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  5. "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


  6. "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


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    "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


  8. "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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Systems Engineer II"

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

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company, great benefits and commission schemes. Excellent rewards for over-achievement. The leaders have amazing thought leadership and uphold the company values to the letter.

    Cons

    I can't really say that there are cons to working @ F5. The company is run by outstanding leaders and really do take care of their staff. It becomes the centre of attention quite often which I suppose could put it in a bad light, so there is that.

    Perhaps a good and bad thing is that there is a massive development team so more often than not F5 will develop new technologies in-house instead of maybe buying a leader in that space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, buy technologies that we need when possible and keep the share price as high as it usually is.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chertsey, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - TMOS is a great platform, which is extensible beyond ADC use cases
    - Security focus is beginning to mature
    - Good quality colleagues with a positive attitude

    Cons

    - ADC market is maturing or even sun setting due to cloud driven implicit inbuilt agility.
    - Vision needs to be sharpened

    Advice to Management

    John McAdams uncompromising, honest and integer leadership style is what has attracted a lot of talent from the industry. The next CEO has a huge challenge.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Interesting challenges, interesting technology and products
    International company

    Cons

    lack of solid future vision, very few high class managers


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