Thread regarding F5 Networks Inc. layoffs

Lowell office closed

Entire Lowell office is canned. Ryan was there to personally do the deed.

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Lowell office is not closed, they are still hiring

Team:

Product Development

Date Posted:

10/25/2018

Requisition Number:

RP1010757

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Post ID: @1Haby+UkRbpT6

They laid off the entire platform test team. QA is out the door.

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Post ID: @Gopd+UkRbpT6

Lowell office on chopping board for years, No surprise to close Lowell office.

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Post ID: @3ezk+UkRbpT6

The Boston office will be temporary--probably a year or two. There were indeed some smart people in Lowell, but it wasn't the only place where there were smart people. I don't think Lowell was necessarily a 'smarter' office pound for pound than any of the other offices--but it was a top-heavy office with disproportionately senior roles. Must've been expensive. The question of when Lowell (not if) would get shut down has been asked for the last seven or so years.

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Post ID: @2mmp+UkRbpT6

Surprised it took this long to close the office. Expensive geography too far from west coast.

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Post ID: @1wck+UkRbpT6

To the person who said it's about geography you are proven wrong as they are opening at least 1 Boston office now.

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Post ID: @1tec+UkRbpT6

What was the reason for shutting down Lowell? It just doesnt make sense. What's happening to the products and services which they own?

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Post ID: @1szl+UkRbpT6

They were some of the smartest for their technology, no argument. But those days are passed. Now is the time for phone apps and UI devs. That's where the money is. San Jose and Seattle will be losing a lot of the old school folks soon enough.

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Post ID: @1xnv+UkRbpT6

@UkRbpT6-cih....deadwood? Lowell has some of the smartest engineers. If deadwood is the criteria then most of Seattle and SanJose is gone today as well. Its about cutting a remote stand-alone office (geography) and not about deadwood.

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Post ID: @1asb+UkRbpT6

Third round in under 12 months. Most of these people don't fit in with the plan though. Traditional network model is dead and cloud fail fast is the future. Axing some dead wood will allow F5 to get into the developer lease model where you have temporary employees churn product out nonstop.

It seems weird if you've been in the old model for ages, but this is the current way to make money, pump and dump.

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