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Fortinet Interview Questions in Vancouver, BC

Updated Oct 7, 2014
Updated Oct 7, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Junior IPS Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet.

    Interview Details

    Went to their open house and followed up with HR. The hiring manager had me in for a technical test which was about 1.5 hours long and had basic math questons as well as questions related to scripting and assembly language. After the technical test, I had a talk with the manager who asked very basic behavioral questions. The only problem was that the hiring manager's accent was very strong (chinese) and it was a little hard at times to understand him so I had to politely ask to repeat the question if I didn't understand it.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a little unexpected to ask me a question regarding IPv4 which was purely based on memory. Something related to the where are the flags bits in IPv4 header segment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    C Programming Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    2.5 hrs of remote written tests, 20 mins of technical phone interview and 30 mins of hr interview

    The written test consists of basic problems, very easy, as well as advanced C problems. It seems that 2.5 hrs can never be enough to finish all the tests, including debugging one piece of codes. This might be their strategy to preventing someone using any references.

    The technical phone interview is quite professional. Some questions about Linux socket and concurrent design, what is select, poll, epoll etc. not very challenging. some regular problems such as how to solve the memory leak in C, what is the internal mechanism of smart pointer (C++). etc. They asked questions one by one very quickly. Have no time for further explanation.

    Finally the hr interview, not friendly at all, rude if I could say. HR first told me the results of the written test and technical interview were very positive. And then the lady asked questions and explained the structure of the team, like a robot! She asked questions and you answered them, but got definitely no feedback, just as an answer machine. Fast paced. She was trying to ask all the questions at hand. She was calling from cellphone. Phone signal was poor. i told her the phone was cutting and requested her to repeat the question. She replied, "well, seems you did not understand the question. let's go to the next".
    However, the questions were very normal, such as what biggest challenge, how you deal with conflicts, etc. it took mins for me to get adapted to the "answer" machine manner on some company culture questions, blablabla. the following interview went smoothly. Just felt the hr was very impatient.

    5 days later, got an email with one line of message from the very same hr " Hi xxx, You are not shortlisted to the next step at this time." Just got rejected, no reason provided. Actually, it might be the shortest email i have ever seen. Nothing like a large company. Seems it is the hr who made the decision. very disappointed.
    It seems in this high-tech company, it is the hrs make the decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Generally, the technical questions are not hard. How to establish socket server and what apis to be used.
      One guy in the team asked me to list the parameters of each api, such as accept, connect, listen...
      I did not remember quite clearly. It was a weird question since no one could deal with these "'raw" apis day after day if not for education purposes. However, the guy seemed to be very serious about these, even the order of params.....er...
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview had two parts, written exam followed by an oral interview. The written exam was about 20 multiple choice questions and the rest were "many" coding questions (6 or 7 pages long). Then they asked about my resume, the project I am currently working on and the ones that I may like to work on in this company.

    Interview Questions
    • Detailed questions about the projects that I had done more than 5 years ago, like the number of lines in the C codes I wrote for a project ! Or the number of functions that I had written for a C code 7 years ago... !   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Junior C Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    An coding test, which includes two parts. The first part is some simple knowledge of C language. The second part is four programming questions, which is the same as posted in glassdoor. I think they have not updated them coding problems for a long time

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    skype interview. They delay the scheduled time for 50 mins.
    This interview lasted for 80 mins

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Interview Details

    The initial screening test took 2.5 hrs. I felt like writing an exam. Half of it was multiple choice questions and trivial programming questions. The next half was more realistic programming questions. I did not have enough time to complete the final question in the second half of this test.

    Nevertheless, they invited me in for an in-person interview. There were three guys in the interview asking general questions about programming, debugging and networking.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not able to recall off my head what is the typical flag to pass to a common kernel function call.

      The interview basically ended as soon as we talked about salary expectation. Interviewee should definitely research on glassdoor.com before talking to them.
       
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    Junior Firmware Engineer In Burnaby BC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Fortinet in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and friend's recommendation. Took 2 months to process. Online questions, technical tests (1.5 hrs), and then two to one technical interview. People were nice to me during interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Shell scripts, c programming, and terms that I never heard about network.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Java UI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Fortinet in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    first round, remote technical testing, around 1 hour. python, java, C questions, together with css desigh, javascript .etc. front end programmings

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Junior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went to an openhouse and talked to the hiring manager, got a call the next day for a skill test. It was a 90 minute long written test on hardware concepts such as EMI/EMC, signal integrity, and VHDL. Got another call about a week later for a 2:1 interview with a senior engineer and a sr. manager. The interview was scheduled for about an hour. Questions were asked based on my resume and past projects. The interviewers were very nice and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • amplifer circuits, asked to draw the output based on the input   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Junior QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Fortinet in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first 2 questions were easy but the rest were very long.

    Interview Questions
    • if you wanted to connect 5 computers in a network what topology would you use ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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