F5 Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.8
75%
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F5 President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
195 Ratings
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  1. ""Great place to work""

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to learn and implement new ideas. That is why it is "Great place to work certified"

    Cons

    No Cons. If you are not fit culturally you may not be considerd.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not good for women employees"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work culture and many perks

    Cons

    Not good for women employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lot of differences in handling people"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits apart from work like gym, health benefits

    Cons

    Management is too bad and most people are immatured

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic place to work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    good technology company to work for

    Cons

    Toxic presales director to work with, no team management, bad work culture, no support within team,

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Managers simply please US Management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Salary with No work

    Cons

    Salary normalization irrespective of the work you do for the company. One Man show in India operations. HR works only during Induction, exit formalities and promotional events. No career growth. Indian managers simply work to please US Management.

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "Good decors, full stack pantry, legacy work and messed up management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. The company have office in skyview hyderabad building near bio diversity park, the office is quite new and the decor and office staffs are impeccable. 2. Flexi time and good wfh facilities, (its okay to take once/twice a month more than that you will get eyed by your manager). 3. Pantry is excellent all kinds of cookies, soft drinks, snacks, fruits and different variants of coffees at your disposal. 4. Some teams are doing work in bleeding edge technology. 5. One of the best paymasters in this sector. 6. Fundoo Friday - (previously known as Beer Friday) - The company shifted to new SEZ building, where alcoholic consumption is prohibited inside the building, you have to get settled with DIY indoor games every alternate fridays.

    Cons

    1. Higher Management (aka director, vp) puts no transparency in their decisions. Its put them in the bad books of the employees. Eg - There is a time when a woman put misbehaving allegations by some higher management people, they fired the woman and just poker faced the situation as nothing happened. People were left clueless. 2. Middle Management Team (aka senior managers, managers) have no power vested on them, all they do is resource allocation and convey the same messages from higher management to sub-ordinates, which is anyway conveyed over mail or townhall meetings. 3. The only time you will get recognized is in the time of appraisal and the increments are not very happening. 4. Interview standards are really low as per the salary provided. They should strengthen their hiring policy and put some regulations over the process. 5. Some teams are blessed with good work, but their product don't perform well in the market, some teams are working in boring legacy product but they are the breadearners of the company. 6. The agile manifesto - The company have invested heavily to embed SAFE practices in the company DNA. There is a whole bunch of scrum masters, who schedule/cancel meetings all day long, asks you "Do you have any blockers?" each and every day. Also draws, heavy paycheck for this.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SSE 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice office space, good people, overall good

    Cons

    legacy products, no exposure to new technologies at Hyderabad office

  8. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-1 in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really know how to keep their employees happy.

    Cons

    Interview process might be painful. Response time might be slow.

  9. "Good to work at"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Right Leadership under CEO Francous

    Cons

    Constantly evolving to grow better

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Test Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1: You get to work with Top talents in the town and top notch technology stack. 2: F5 culture is so inclusive and gives us the freedom to express ourself. Ownership and Helping Each other thrive are key factors. 3: Since company is new at Hyderabad, they take lot of feedback from employees and keep working on them. 4: Above industry standard salary with top benefits.

    Cons

    1: Too many projects too soon . Although it’s good for engineers and opportunities, as a company it needs focus .

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