F5 Networks Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 27 Jul 2020

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F5 Networks President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Not great - terrible management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    - possibility to work from home (more so now with COVID) - sometimes good work/life balance (depends on team) - city centre office - good social events

    Cons

    Engineering is in a really poor place at the moment (especially NGINX side), absolutely no upper management (VP is terrible and hides all the time), they are non-existent and only send out generic messages. Totally out of touch with employees and teams, only interested in working people as hard as they can. Morale with people is very low. The culture is toxic and management pretend like everything is great here.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F5 Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance. Great people.

    Cons

    it is still a corporate, so expect a lot of politics.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company if you prefer stability"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Compensations and work/life balance is good

    Cons

    Too much focus on rituals and procedures instead of development and general productivity. Huge management and upper management team that has no idea what to do.

  4. "Very good company to be in"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good package and learning development

    Cons

    The work life balance can a bit difficult to manage

  5. "Marketing Coordinator"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I can't say enough good things about working at F5. The people are amazing, work life balance is awesome, and so many opportunities to learn and grow!

    Cons

    I'd like to see more opportunities for new graduates and early career development.

  6. "Sales Professional"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly; great work life balance; excellent leadership

    Cons

    Often different business units have differing motives

  7. "Good balance. Lots of change."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at F5 is very good. Lots of interesting technical challenges and quite a good work life balance. Recently, there is lot of opportunities to work with new technologies.

    Cons

    Regular changes in organization structure and roadmap makes it difficult to make progress.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture and environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager II in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market Leader in the industry and has great work life balance. The new office space is amazing with highly encouraging and helpful workforce. The leadership is passionate and visionary and can do great things for the company.

    Cons

    The market in which it is, is declining so getting new customers and sustaining old ones is becoming challenging.

  9. "So far so good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - They pay very well. - Great work-life balance. - Great system to work on, tons of clever well-written code and the overall code quality is still good. - The system is being evolved towards better and more modern architecture. - Despite the cloud shift the business seem to be running ok. - A perfect place to hide from cloud, deep or machine learning etc. - What alternatives as a C++ programmer do you have in Warsaw, Poland ?

    Cons

    - It's more a milk cow maintenance. The days of heroes and glory are gone. - I work remotely with a Seattle team, it feels a bit lonely and sometimes paranoic. Defitely not for everyone. - The future of cloud and NGINX business isn't clear for me. We're contenders in this market.

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Lost it charm"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F5 Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good work life balance , good campus

    Cons

    worst middle management ,so many changes so often .

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