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F5 is a great place to work.
Enterprise Network Engineer (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WA12 September 2018
F5 Networks is a great place to work, with great teams and people that are dedicated to whatever they do.
it is an enabling environment, giving opportunities for the individual to grow, and with lots of opportunities internally as well.
It offers great remunerations and benefits too.

A good place to build knowledge and a career.
Pros
Great place to work, great people, great benefits, calm environment, and unpretentious.
Cons
Work load might be significant sometimes depending on what part of the organisation you work.
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Dynamic workplace with challenging tasks and supportive employees
Information Management and Reporting Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA4 September 2018
F5 aims at making networks more secure and less congested through their load balancers and proxy services. They follow agile methodology and develop software in sprints.
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4.0
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Productive most days, lots of re-inventing the wheel on other days
Principal Test Engineer - CMI (Current Employee) –  Lowell, MA4 September 2018
The team around me was always a pleasure to work with, as were the people I worked closely with at remote sites. Unfortunately, Seattle, where the talent was thinnest, was in charge. The satellite sites (like ours) had almost 100% senior people with great attitudes, but the Seattle site had to share all the local talent with many other companies. This left decision making often in the wrong hands, which sometimes led to rewriting work that was already fine, introducing replacements for tools that didn't need replacing, and other time-consuming misfires.
Pros
Great pay, time off, etc.
Cons
A lot of effort on re-work.
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5.0
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Productive workplace, very helpful and supportive colleagues, supervisors and managers
Application Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA4 September 2018
F5 is an awesome place to be at! The work life balance is great and there are a lot of learning/networking opportunities. I got to work with the latest tools and technologies. It was a great experience working with other employees. Everyone is really collaborative and striving to do the best!
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3.0
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Nice place to work
Manager Technical Support (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WA3 September 2018
F5 is a nice place to work. The advancement is very limited and there is not much guidance for advancing your career within the company. It is mainly up to you to figure out who to network with and hopefully find someone who will help mentor/guide you in the direction/job you would like to strive for.
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3.0
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Not growth oriented.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose31 August 2018
F5 has never been growth oriented for employees.
Managers need to be trained properly.
Even when I as PTO once in blue moon my manager gets freaked out.
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5.0
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Great company with great potential
Principle Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA16 August 2018
It was a great experience working at F5 Networks. People are smart and proactive in solving critical engineering problems, and management are apt to respond to customer needs. However, although I admire the hard-working ethics and engineering ingenuity of everyone in the company, I do feel that the culture was strongly and predominantly biased towards Indian colleagues, and felt many time being left out of the conversations.
Pros
Free snacks, drinks.
Cons
Culture bias.
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5.0
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Fun and Nice
Business Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA1 August 2018
Fun and Nice environment to work .

Lots of new technologies.

good collaboration with different teams.Nice salary and work life balance.Enough vacation.
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4.0
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Challenging, supportive
Sr. Software Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA31 July 2018
The environment I experienced was one of regular challenges, with supportive, easy to work with teams across the company. One of managements goals was to help you achieve your goals, including personal growth which you could have a hand in.
Pros
Health care, compensation, culture, growth, advancement
Cons
It seems to be changing
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5.0
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Positive and collaborative
Network Support Engineer II /Provide Tier (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA18 July 2018
A positive learning environmt with readily available opportunity for advancement. Senior resources which are easy to engage for your most difficult issues.
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4.0
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A lot has changed recently
Revenue Operations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WA10 July 2018
Due to recent changes in leadership it has become a more stressful and competitive work environment.

Workplace culture varies among teams, if you are not in sales or PD and are administrative your culture and "fun" benefits such as team outings or catered lunches are scarce.
Pros
Great Benefits, Nice People
Cons
Culture has changed
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Productive work space
Senior QA Testing Engineer, Manual and Automation (Current Employee) –  Tel Aviv1 July 2018
Very talented team. Transparent leadership. Challenging work. Room to grow and move up the corporate ladder. Work from home, flexibility, good pay and bonuses
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3.0
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Evolving culture
Finance (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WA8 June 2018
Culture is in transition and focused on speed and extended hours of work. Exciting place to be, but burnout is prevalent and employee value is not respected by executive team. Somehow we all became Amazon employees. If you enjoy perpetual unending change then this is the place for you.
Pros
Beer Friday
Cons
Strong vision and strategy, but at the expense of individual well being
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5.0
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Top notch people, but currently reinventing itself
Sr. Solution Architect, Business Development (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA18 May 2018
I enjoyed my time working at F5....best place I have ever worked. Tons of opportunity to learn new things and grow professionally. I was always working on something interesting. Inter-process and inter-departmental communication is lacking and inconsistant. People who manage upward get promoted....hard workers, not so much. New CEO brought on and the company is in the midst of being changed to reflect how the new CEO wants the company to run. Its a great time to try and hire people out of F5, since a number of excellent people are being let go, while the company keeps those less productive and/or cheaper to retain. Morale has been effected accordingly.
Pros
Great tech to work on, Great benefits
Cons
little recognition for hard work done, promotions tough to come by
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4.0
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F5 Networks GLobal Services
Regional Sales Manager - Global Services (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TX13 April 2018
F5 is a very good company to work for. They are based out of Seattle, and offer very competitive salaries and benefits. They have undergone several management changes, but still provide a good work environment. If you work remotely you are given full control of your business hours based on your customer needs.
Pros
Salary, benefits, work/life balance
Cons
Lack of upward mobility
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5.0
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Work from home opportunity
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA22 February 2018
F5 was one of the best companies I have worked for. Both staff and management was very supportive and allow for success of all technicians. There exams were not easy to pass but they gave all the tools and time to get them done.
Pros
Travel to their amazing corporate office in Seattle yearly
Cons
Travelling
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4.0
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Fun tech, but spotty management.
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA31 January 2018
Pays well but management is spotty: Some are great and others not so great. Technical staff is very smart and that is a plus. There dies seem to be a lack of architectural leadership when it comes to software evolution but many companies are similar in that they are reactive and not more proactive in this regard.
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5.0
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Good Company and Co-workers
Manufacturing Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA17 January 2018
I was an intern at F5 networks. The company has very supportive management and co-workers. Love the company culture. Good benefits. Would love to go back one day.
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5.0
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Great place and I loved to work there
SR. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE (Former Employee) –  Seattle WA3 January 2018
I still love to work F5 but so enough politics around and unfair treatments would shocked me. Also my particular department, there are no job advance opportunities. It was hard decision but I decide to move another avenue.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Employees became their liablitiy than assets.
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2.0
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tech has pass them by
Customer Success Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA21 November 2017
Lack of leadership permeates this 20 year old company with ten year old hardware based technology that desperately needs updating to cloud. A lot of management turmoil and employee turnover has happened in the last year, making it difficult to get consistent or sometimes any direction.
Pros
work life balance is not bad
Cons
very confusing and leaderless management style
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