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Fortinet Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
7 Reviews
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Fortinet President, CEO, and Director Ken Xie
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Pros
  • there is room to learn a lot and explore your role in depth (in 6 reviews)

  • free dinner if you work after 7pm (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • no bonus, raise or extra benefits other than RSUs (in 6 reviews)

  • No training, no communication about plans (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great sales & hired new senior leaders- everyone is motivated & supportive of each other. Proud of their great products.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Super professional sales & engineering., surprisingly good sales people working there. Everyone is very professional to each other and surprisingly lack of politics. Lots of younger people working there. Investing in marketing team. New people are bringing a fresh approachable culture.

    Cons

    No cafeteria. Continue to invest in female diversity initiatives. Minimal collaboration tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to bring in new leaders who are changing the culture in a positive way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    pretty good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Fortinet is a growing company without debt for each year. and almost three thousands people. The envioenrnt is pretty good.

    Cons

    not so big like apple google and all the other big companies. the working place is not so fancy as you imagine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Principal Software Engineert

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a great company if you are interested in new ideas and technology.
    Company is growing in all areas in Engineering and sales. Investing a lot in Sales and marketing and always in news for Good reason. New Office with lot of space, free bagels and Fruits on Monday and Friday. Flexible time and makes interesting.

    Cons

    No work from Home. Only based on special permissions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fortinet

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Engineer II in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Professional Services Engineer II in Remote, OR

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to work remote, you can take advantage of the unstructured nature of the company and actually get some work done.

    Cons

    Its a fraternity atmosphere to say the least, especially within the sales organization which is comprised of C students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    FTNT was the place I'd been looking for for a long time...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Researcher in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Researcher in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I came to Fortinet about 3 years ago. In those 3 years, I've found a place that I honestly enjoy coming in to every day.

    In the 3 years I've been there, I've found multiple opportunities for advancement, a relatively decent increase in salary, and a working environment that I've been able to customize to maximize my productivity.

    I've found that Fortinet has been incredibly accommodating to my unique and individual needs - if that means sometimes coming in late or leaving early due to life commitment... no problem. Get your job done, and do it well, and there's no edict to punch the clock.

    In our team, we have regular quarterly 'fun' events and dinners where we all just get out and do something fun... and in Vancouver, there's certainly no shortage of fun things to do every season.

    I gladly work extra hours (FTNT brings in dinner if you're working late) and the occasional weekend - by choice. I love what I do that much.

    If and/or when I move on to another company, I will be quite sad - but will look back at my time here with incredible fondness.

    Other "nice" things about working here: on-site fitness facility is great, weekly fitness classes paid for by FTNT, decent espresso/coffee machines, lots of smiling faces of every ethnicity you can imagine. Makes for a very diverse working environment.

    Cons

    Now, with the Pros being said, no company is great enough that some things couldn't improve. I'm sure even stalwarts like Google, Microsoft and Apple have places in which they could improve.

    Fortinet is still a young company. The transition from the "start up" mentality to a "corporation" has been bumpy at times. As a start up, it was clear FTNT made one of their biggest goals to become profitable as soon as possible (which is admirable compared to many other start ups who bleed money profusely)... but now that FTNT has established itself as a company with a very healthy balance sheet and a sizeable war chest, I think loosening the purse strings a touch would go a long way towards moving FTNT to the next level... but I think we're getting there. :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I could offer one piece of advice, it would be simply to remember that we're just not a small company anymore. Over 2,000 employees (and growing at a pace that far outstrips other companies) is a remarkable achievement.

    I'm proud to call myself a Fortinetter.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is the best place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Technical Support Presales in New Delhi (India)
    Former Contractor - Technical Support Presales in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at Fortinet as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can grow with this company as it is growing very fast.

    Cons

    You can never leave this company because of environment, culture, support and many more things..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a good company to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    You can learn a lot here and the work is very interesting, at least in my position.
    lots of potential to proceed.

    Cons

    The benefit packages are not so good, lots of co-workers speak Chinese, works not distribute evenly to the team members/teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The productions line spans to much, should focus on several exceptional products to get more market shares, provide more internal training.

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