Fortinet Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
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  1. Great place to apply what you learned about security

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of things to learn related to security if you have a technical position

    Cons

    Pay may be not as good if you are in the Technical side of the Sales Team

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Start-up Mode and still looks to be in start-up mode

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    New Challenges and new job roles and with that comes good amount of pressure

    Cons

    Not a transparent management style of functioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary packages could be more and could be good enough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Fortinet

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and friend, good community

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive, not enough chance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work, weak culture

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Has Potential

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve marketing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. The security technology is great, and it is a good learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a great company to go public with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the Tools the employees need to do their jobs more efficiently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great technology in a well paying company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fortinet

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Your people make your products, value them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. a learning experience.learned alot about whats important in life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    the technology. the people. the stock.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower middle managment

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    The good and the bad. No uglies.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This 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.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Average rating, don't expect too much

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    Friendly coworker
    Flexible working time, schedule
    Good location which is convenient to reach in Burnaby BC

    Cons

    Run alway like a startup company
    Won't treat you fair unless fight for it
    Management team not good at managing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more from team members and more comnunications.
    Put more thought on their capability improvement and career development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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