F5 Networks Reviews

Updated 4 Jul 2020

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3.8
75%
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F5 Networks President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
187 Ratings
  1. "ISR"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for 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

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

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for 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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Global Account Manager"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  4. "good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    NSE in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Pros

    good people, good training, many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    over busy... not good life and professional balance

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Systems Engineer II"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks

    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

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    "Review"

    4.0
    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

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Network Support Engineer"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Chertsey, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits Friendly Management Chertsey is a quite place

    Cons

    F5 Networks is probably a great company, the Network Support Engineer (NSE) job is just simply bad (a nightmare) as probably every support role in the company. Communication / Team spirit: No communication between NSEs, you are just coming and doing your job from 9 to 6. Your only friend is your phone and at some point you start hating it. You are assigned to a POD but there is no team spirit, your only role is to take cases and calls all day long. Workload: Handling more than 15+ cases is simply not possible, you can't focus or solve an issue without being constantly disturbed. The job is more about communication than true engineering (you are not here to think). Career perspective: Only stats matter. Your performance is based on statistics and surveys. Management does not care about the content of the cases or the time you spent due to the complexity of a problem. Personal development: You wake up every morning knowing that you will spend the whole day on the phone with "Engineers" from all over the world that do not understand anything about Networking/System Administration. You can easily be stuck during 8 hours on the phone. If you expect an engineering and interesting position, run away!

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Network Support Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, amazing people to work with. Big learning curve. Good salary and loads of benefits You get rewarded really well for the amount of work you put in. Progress vertically in your role. Parallel management and it is easy to talk to your managers. Lot of opportunities to learn and move across products. I liked the kind of support you get from your Seniors and Mentors. You don't feel stuck.

    Cons

    You are a bit overloaded with cases and may struggle to catch up with training.

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  10. "Re: Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Global Account Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks

    Pros

    - Really know how to take care of employees. Certainly, when I was there it was a great place - understand that there has been a huge amount of change though

    Cons

    Some of the senior management were a but brutal during QBR time.

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