I've been here for less than a year and people constantly talk about layoffs but I'm yet to experience anything substantial. Did I just get lucky? Is F5 known for having layoffs often and I've just missed it somehow. I admit, despite what people are saying, I've been quite happy here since I started and I'd hate to lose it any time soon.
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If you're so happy at F5, why do you spend time on this site? Just saying.
On average, employees at F5 Networks stay with the company for 2.4 years. Employees most commonly join F5 Networks after leaving Microsoft. When they leave F5 Networks, they most frequently get their next job at Microsoft.Dec 31, 2020
Like any company or team, it depends how ethical your manager and coworkers are. It can change in an instant at F5. I wouldn't necessarily consider the last year (as you stated your employment length) as being a good measure considering COVID-19. I left F5 voluntarily and for good reasons cannot recommend working for F5.
At this point, it's hard to say. F5 is not yet really "known for having layoffs", but the management culture has changed substantially over the last three years in way that makes the company feel more "layoff prone" than under McAdam and the previous leadership team. A lot of this negative sentiment was precipitated by a rough patch of 2-3 layoffs occurring over 2017-2019, the first of which was handled notably poorly (some people were just locked out of the building and mailed their stuff).
Many of the people airing grievances on this site are people who were laid-off and forced to get "real jobs" at the sort of boring, cruddy, "strategically managed" tech companies F5 is transforming to become one of, or who have become disillusioned under FLD and the current leadership for said transformation.