Company Menu
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4.2
Average Rating
(based on 14 F5 Networks Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.3
Growth Opportunities
3.9
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
4.2
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.1
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Enterprise Security Architect
in Seattle, WA

"While F5 has outstanding values and commitment to diversity within upper management it is struggling with an embedded legacy culture at the middle management layer that is slow to change. The company is also experiencing internal disruption as it pivots from hardware appliance to a 50% software subscription model. There is high employee turnover and severe understaffing in several areas, with high performing employees exiting for other offers. If you're willing to invest the time to wait out this turbulent period strategic M&As with NGINIX and Shape Security may prove fruitful. Note that Wall Street has lowered expectations, and the stock value has dropped 25% over the last calendar year."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Technical Product Manager
in Seattle, WA

"F5 Networks is a great place to work with a great leadership at the top. Unfortunately the vision of the leadership doesn’t trickle down the chain. The middle management is stuck with a legacy mindset and resisting the change that is causing the engineers at the lower level get frustrated and leave the company"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

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F5 Networks (19)

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3.5 Average of All Companies in this Industry (12,818)
Associate Sales Engineer
in San Jose, CA

"An overall Good experience."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technical Intern
in San Jose, CA

"One of the leading companies in network security solutions. Great culture and values, the opportunities to grow technically and as a person."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average F5 Networks Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $5
2012 $4
2013 $4
F5 Networks Employee
in Seattle, WA

"I’ve worked for F5 Networks for over 10 years, they are an IT company specializing in hardware and cloud-based solutions to improve computer network performance and security, headquartered in Seattle, WA. F5 Networks is a medium-sized company that still maintains a strong employee-oriented culture. Employee training and education, work/life balance, and diversity and inclusiveness are core concerns of their leadership. As a rapidly growing, international company, there are many opportunities for advancement, personal growth, and fun. Compensation packages are competitive and additional perks are inline with a technology company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
F5 Networks Employee
in Spokane, WA

"It is a great place to work. The employees are all great and they treat you like you belong weather you are full time or a contract employee."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
F5 Networks Employee
in Seattle, WA

"I worked at F5 for 12 months. I found the company very organized but very large and difficult to get anything done."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
F5 Networks Employee
in Seattle, WA

"I've worked for F5 for several years now and during my tenure I have been challenged on multiple levels by management and co-workers. There is never a dull moment when you are not exploring new solutions or technologies, learning about advancements in the industry or challenging yourself to finish an important project for a customer, analyst or even production."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
F5 Networks Employee
in Seattle, WA

"I've found F5 to be a really great place to work and I have enjoyed my time there."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Hardware Engineering Intern
in Liberty Lake, WA

"It was a blast. I learned a lot. It was a great working environment."

What do you like about working at F5 Networks?

"They have a great working environment, good people, and there is always much to learn."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You better know your stuff. There will be hard interview questions."

What don't you like about working at F5 Networks?

"Nothing. Everything was better than I could have imagined or dreamed about."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work. Your guys are doing great."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
QA Specialist
in San Jose, CA

"Gained lots of experiance"

What do you like about working at F5 Networks?

"Highly technical; lots of work; ability to expand into other positions."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"prepare to be quizzed and study up on topics that may be covered in the interview."

What don't you like about working at F5 Networks?

"Sometimes overtime is not a optional thing if you want to stay employed."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep the employes happy it's hard of find highly technical skilled employes."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Test Automation Intern
in San Jose, CA

"Great experience working with growing company"

What do you like about working at F5 Networks?

"Its great to work with the company during its growing phase (keeps you on your toes) :)"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Should take care because my friend had a bad experience."

What don't you like about working at F5 Networks?

"The resources provided were not up to mark according to me for my project which delayed my project completion"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"should understand the needs of the employees and give proper resources if they have money."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Development Manager
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3.6 / 5 Work Setting 3.5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.5 / 5
Company Culture 3.5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Consultant
in Seattle, WA

What do you like about working at F5 Networks?

"They take care of their employees above and beyond any company I've ever worked for."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be a top shelf engineer and be honest! Everything else will follow!"

What don't you like about working at F5 Networks?

"Nothing, this company truly appreciates and respect it's employees and goes above and beyond!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None, management isn't like the typical pointy-haired bosses you see at most corporations."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Consultant

What do you like about working at F5 Networks?

"Great team to work with and a challenging job."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you know networking, protocols and the extreme details of how they work."

What don't you like about working at F5 Networks?

"Management shifts and the metrics used to determine your performance."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would take a closer look at the metrics and means used to assess the competencies of your professional services team."

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