Fortinet Interview Questions in Vancouver, BC

Updated May 26, 2015
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    Junior Anti Virus Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Fortinet (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview started with a 90 minute technical exam consisting of 65 multiple choice questions. The first 25 questions were about Assembly Language, followed by 20 questions about C/C++, Perl/Python/Ruby and the remaining were aptitude questions. After the exam, two interviewers were present: the AV Department Manager and a Senior AV Analyst. They asked textbook interview questions.

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    Junior Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Fortinet (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    finished a remote test at the beginning. if you past the test, you will participated in a 1 vs 3 interview. The interview will start from explaining your resume and previous experiences. Then they will ask more questions base on your remote test. Then more other coding questions.

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    • The interview will start from explaining your resume and previous experiences. Then they will ask more questions base on your remote test. Then more other coding questions.   Answer Question
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    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Fortinet (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was asked to do a 2 hour online assessment and didn't get farther than that. Some of my friends also did the online assessment for other positions before too but didn't get far (even when they cheated). So Fortinet seem to ask a lot of people to do their online technical evaluation but doesn't seem to be really hiring. My advice is to avoid doing their online assessment unless you want to spend 2 hour practicing your programming skills ( even then there are better places online to do it, that give you feedback). If you have the skills to get pass it, you probably have what it takes to get into a better company then Fortinet. I only did their assessment for fun cause there were a few questions that seem interesting

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    • Given in python: def generate_sample_list(limit = 100): sample_list = [] for i in range(1, limit): if i * (i - 2) % 3 == 0: sample_list.append(i**2) return sample_list l = generate_sample_list() 1A) Write code to create an exact copy of list "l":   1 Answer
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    Junior Programmer (Software Developer) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I directly emailed the recruiter and she got back to me with a request for a remote test. Test was divided into two parts. Directions: Total time allowed is 3 hours from the time you receive the test. Hiring manager does not need to see the compiled code, just source code. You will need a C compiler/IDE to compile and test the code. You gotta mention that language you are using.

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    Junior IPS Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet (Burnaby, BC (Canada)).

    Interview

    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.

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    • 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
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Fortinet (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online, few weeks later an HR person called me to arrange for an in person interview. I arrived 10 minutes before the interview, well prepared for an expected one hour long panel interview. Later, the hiring manager showed up half awake, holding the resume of another candidate. During the first moments of the interview, he started telling me about the company and the position in a broken English. Later he started to ask me some very simple basic questions as if I just finished my undergraduate studies. I was not surprised by his questions because he was holding someone else resume and had no clue about my background and work experience. Few days later, I received a call from the HR inviting me to come for a test. I just told her that after this interview experience I lost interest in the company and the position.

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    • I was asked very trivial technical questions: Analogue switches, low pass, and high pass filters.   Answer Question
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    C Programming Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    • 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...   Answer Question
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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    • 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
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    Junior C Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Fortinet (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in October 2013.

    Interview

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

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