Fortinet
3.0 of 5 70 reviews
www.fortinet.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fortinet Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2014
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3.0 70 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Fortinet President, CEO, and Director Ken Xie

Ken Xie

(37 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNice and friend, good community

    ConsSalary is not competitive, not enough chance

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Good place to work, weak culture

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsMarket leading UTM technology; strong channel and overall engaged mid-level management. Average to above-average pay; especially if you were pre-IPO.

    ConsUpper management failed to create any type of real culture. Vp-level leadership was mostly weak. The move up-market from the SMB to Enterprise level was very clunky as marketing failed to help the company convince the marketplace that Fortinet products are Enterprise ready.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a meaningful culture that might make employees more loyal and likely to stay and spend significantly more on marketing up to the Enterprise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Has Potential

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsExceptional product and easy to sell once you are in the door. Sales Engineers are great group and helpful.

    ConsLacks marketing and thus difficult to get in the door with customers. Team communications could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove marketing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The security technology is great, and it is a good learning environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIt was a great company to go public with.

    ConsDid not invest enough into the IT structure to help their employees enough

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the Tools the employees need to do their jobs more efficiently.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great technology in a well paying company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsYou learn a lot technically
    Very diverse and intelligent customer base
    Great products
    Non-executive employees are helpful and nice

    ConsNo work/life balance
    No appreciation from execs for the long hours and hard work of employees
    Upper Management is very cheap - the smallest items are questioned on expense reports. There is very little money for employee development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour people make your products, value them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    a learning experience.learned alot about whats important in life

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosthe technology. the people. the stock.

    Consthe fear factor. lack of recognition for a job well done.

    Advice to Senior Managementempower middle managment

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    The good and the bad. No uglies.

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsCutting edge technology. Lot of progress seen in teams, so a sense of optimism exists.

    ConsVery bureaucratic. Hard to get resources. Lower management style is stifling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is for managers and not necessarily senior management.
    It is better to see the performance of an employee rather than see if he/she reads a newspaper or works from home sometimes. Sick days should be included so people dont come to work with illnesses making the rest of the team sick.

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    Software Developer I (Current Employee)
    Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsFortigate has full series production in lot of area

    Consmanagement has some problem but improving

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay for real developers.
    Can learn a lot.
    Fast paced.

    ConsNeed to promote new employees. Give the new employees more opportinities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprovement benefit to attract more good people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ok place to work in the right group

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosok place to work if you are in the right team. There are diverse teams working on different areas. Some of those are interesting and the manages are good to work with. Others, the work is dull and the managers can be difficult.

    ConsThere are teams where the work is dull and the managers can be difficult. This is particular true in some product lines.

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