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4.1
84%
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F5 President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou
Francois Locoh-Donou
295 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance overall(in 149 reviews)

  • "Excellent company, great benefits, great leadership(in 62 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Continued issues with middle management chains not on board with changes(in 32 reviews)

  • "Huge management and upper management team that has no idea what to do(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work with diverse minds all around

      Jul 27, 2021 - Site Reliability Engineer in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee Benefits Flexible work timings Good communication with leadership Learn to grow daily

      Cons

      Hike process is not consistent

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Best company to work for if you're into Security

      Jun 24, 2021 - Software Engineer-1 in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Work Culture is the best if you are working at the Hyderabad location. - I was working in the Core SSL-FIPS team & my manager was really supportive. In general, I saw managers here are supportive enough - Company policies are very much employee friendly - HR takes a lot of initiative for employee welfare - Recognition is good - A lot of focus on work-life balance

      Cons

      - Inter team politics sometimes delay work. - Main product is BigIP & work in mainly related to development & maintenance of BigIP. Hence support work will be dominating development opportunities.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jul 22, 2021 - Software Development Engineer (SDE) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Work life balance company

      Cons

      No Cons for the company

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It's great place to learn networking

      Jul 13, 2021 - Software Engineer SE1 in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good culture, good management , agile model

      Cons

      not much of latest technologies

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Culture and Values

      Jun 30, 2021 - Software Development Engineer-1 in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good culture. They value the employees alot. Managers and colleagues are very good. Encourages recognitions among peers. Good employee benefits. Weekend fun events. Good for freshers. They can get to learn best values and culture that they can carry forward throughout the career. Work life balance is as per how a person plans for themselves. If you want to work more, you can pick more tasks. If not, that's okay, there's always one or the other person who's ready to get overloaded. Management looks only as at team than individual.

      Cons

      Salary structure is bad. Many freshers get salary higher than SE2s with 5 YOE. So it is all how well we can negotiate. Work is not so great. Less innovation. Most of maintenance and support work. If you are someone who is looking to innovate or work on latest tech, then this is not the right place. Because their code base is written in mid-90s and old technologies. Though Hyderabad office name have the word innovation in middle, all latest innovation and quality development work resides at US. Directors show favoritism towards teams and managers and that leads to partiality in budget allocation and that affects appraisals and promotions. As said in the pros, though some might work less and some get overloaded, at the end of the day, the appraisals are always equal/nearly equal irrespective of their yearly performance. Lot of gimmicks are done in HR team in terms of hiring. They lack transparency and shows favoritism based on referrals.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Benefits-wise better but culture looks artificial

      May 6, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Benefits - Free health insurance, wfh allowance(15k only), RSU shares. - good work environment with 2-monitors and high-end laptop. - wfh once in a week, leaves are good part. - compensation is good for new joiners only.

      Cons

      - Some managers, colleagues in middle/upper management do politics. They consider only those who bootlick them. - culture-wise they tell somany things but looks artificial. - they don't consider old employees much, always look for new joiners and give more compensation. - work-life-balance is most of the times is not great. They don't force but the work that is assigned will be hectic, so you tend to work on weekends or late nights. - The work is not great in India, mostly maintenance work. - company has been there since 25 yrs but headcount is 5000+ only. Cost cutting in headcount. - sometimes feel like a startup. Lot of companies which are 25+ yrs established have lot of policies, procedures, etc but they still work on many things to implement and still backward.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jul 3, 2021 - Telangana in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work culture and diverse culture!

      Cons

      I dont see any cons working here

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Company to work with

      Jun 23, 2021 - SDE-2 in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensation Other Benefits Best Health insurance Company Culture

      Cons

      Nothing as such. Sometimes working hours can be a problem

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Jul 11, 2021 - Salesforce Administrator in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary ,Great Culture, Overall Good

      Cons

      Cant think of any.Would suggest this.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Product based company

      Jun 15, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fully agile teams and good management in Hyderabad. Lot of activities to keep employees engaging. Transparency at all levels. Good pay at time of joining.

      Cons

      Lot of attrition recently, especially in US. Recent acquisitions may be reason. Less pay compared to product based companies in same networking domain. RSU's not given to all employees. Hikes are not good.

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