Thread regarding F5 Networks Inc. layoffs

Sad but true

As long as children with no experience are promoted to management positions over people who have been here for years and hold masters degrees, F5 is going to continue to sink. I can't understand who might think this is a good idea, but all it does is alienate the best employees and pushes them out the door. It's ridiculous.

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That is the funniest thing I’ve read all year. Clearly you don’t talk to customers. If you did you’d know F5 is in trouble, and it’s getting worse not better. Stick up for F5? Yes. But try to be realistic about it. F5 still is a viable company. But it hasn’t grown much in value in over 5 years, except in # of employees. That’s not good. I guess they only teach that in MBA school.

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Post ID: @9sri+1gLJKhr3

I am surprised that age should be a gating factor when looking at someones leadership skills. Also, while it is admireable that you had the time and money to spend on a masters degree, it does not say anything more about someones management capabillity either.

F5 is not sinking, the only reason that you put this here is that you are bitter about the management change in your group. F5 is in a far better condition than 5 years ago, and there is a bright future ahead.

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Post ID: @9sqv+1gLJKhr3

It depends on the person. I know one young person who got promoted in dev who has done well and is well-respected by her employees. Most of the complaints I here are about the SVP and his boss who are weak in different ways.

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