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Good if you have a decent manager and colleagues.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Fortinet

Pros

Higher than average base salary. Decent extended health, some dental and vision coverage. Depending on the team, as a developer, you can go in and focus on one single project at a time -- low stress, unless a customer has a critical issue.

Cons

Sick days and vacation days are bundled as "paid time off", encouraging employees to come in when they're sick so they don't use up their vacation time. Not permitted to take partial days off for things like doctor or dentist appointments. (All or nothing. At least if you have a good manager you can arrange to make up a partial day off.)

Ok extended health benefits -- dental & vision are at least better than nothing. No bonus structure. No pension plan or matching of retirement savings.

CEO & CFO have obviously zero concern for employees and seem to not realize it is something that matters. The attitude seems to be "Why would I do anything to build employee morale? That's pointless and costs money."

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Since our salaries (those that I know of) are higher than most other places, why not let them drift a little back towards just being in the high end and use the extra room to add in some benefits like matching retirement savings or (in Canada) covering employees' provincial health plan fees?

Even though employees aren't valued, do things that a company that values employees would do.

Also, spend a little more money to gain higher returns on productivity. Buy good tools that increase productivity. Hire people to handle miscellaneous admin tasks. Why are highly paid software developers spending time fighting incomprehensible forms to order equipment? Why are they troubleshooting and repairing their own workstation hardware issues instead of having some tech do the repairs?

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  1.  

    A simple review.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    1, Salary is not bad.
    2, It is a growing company, and you will be given some options.
    3, Almost no overtime.

    Cons

    1, The benefit package is not good.
    2, No team build, no training (if have, only little).
    3, Co-workers speak Chinese most time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need team build and training every year.
    A much better benefit package including group MSP plan.
    And, better PC with MS Windows please.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    nice company,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    salary is ok, time is flexible, many chinese guys, easy for new chinese immigrant. you can have free dinner if you work later

    Cons

    no rewards, no bonus , even you work harder. administration support is not good enough. typical chinese culture, may not feel comfortable if you cannot speak mandarin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's better if company can offer free parking, people have to leave early to take carpool. free breakfast and lunch are also expected.

    Recommends
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