F5 Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.8
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F5 President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
195 Ratings
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  1. "F5"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture and work / life balance

    Cons

    Management, too bureaucratic some managers have very poor skills

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not the great company people seem to think they are"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Specialist - Renewals in Chertsey, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    F5 do offer a good benefits package but not any better than a lot of other companies.

    Cons

    Before I accepted the job at F5, I asked friends in the industry their thoughts and everyone advised they seemed like a really good company, this couldn't be more wrong from what I experienced there. The company is extremely segregated, departments don't integrate, even certain desks are like prison cells so you can't even talk to your colleagues. There was plenty of work to do as no processes are automated and god forbid you would suggest making a change.......you are met with a response of 'this is how we have done it for the last 10 years'. The worst experience was the incompetent managers, most of the managers had clearly never managed a proper sales team and were clearly working from the 'Sales for Dummies' handbook, the other managers don't even bother to show face in the office. F5 say they offer modern flexible working, you almost feel like you need to beg to be able to work from home and be treated like an adult and if you are given permission, you still need to submit an official ticket for approval. One thing that they neglect to tell you in the interview is that no holiday is approved for the last two weeks of every quarter, including the Xmas period, you have to been in the office on all days except bank holidays. All in all, for a company who is trying to move their technology to the present day, their working environment is stuck in the 90's.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good managers"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Network Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direct managers are friendly, understanding and helpful to most of every ways. They give you flexibility and freedom as long as you are doing your job.

    Cons

    I had issues with HR. Protect yourself.

  4. "Overall Great Company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Planning and Analytics Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think this is the best company I've worked for. The people are super friendly and helpful. I personally didn't experience much in the world of politics that exist at many other orgs, everyone was always very nice to me. We have a fantastic CEO and I really enjoyed working with my manager.

    Cons

    Very fast paced which is good but sometimes we don't move at the same speed. Too much data- this creates a lot of confusion for sales teams and amount of time spent in resolving data related queries takes away from the strategic planning aspect.

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  5. "A company that is going places!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 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

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, probably even better now."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Major Accounts Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 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

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  7. "Good company, too many changes"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 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

  8. "Absolutely love it"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 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

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Chertsey, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 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

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "account manager"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 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

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