Fortinet

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Fortinet Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 70 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Fortinet President, CEO, and Director Ken Xie

Ken Xie

(37 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can learn a lot here and the work is very interesting, at least in my position(in 5 reviews)

  • you can have free dinner if you work later(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No bonus, manager will not appreciate your work(in 5 reviews)

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

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    Fortinet

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNice and friend, good community

    ConsSalary is not competitive, not enough chance

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Cannot grow quickly

    Software Engineer IV (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsJob stability is good if one is ready to work for long for less pay and additional benefit if you are from china.

    ConsToo much work without any proper understanding or requirements, quick fixing of work all the time, Chinese dominance, not many opportunities for growth unless you are of chinese descent, and pay is not great for the amount of work one does.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    they will be a smaller player if they don't move fast

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosstable, positive cash flow. still good product.

    ConsThe company is on down hill. lost direction.

    Advice to Senior Managementfind some real good architecture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNothing looks promising, salaries are not matching with the industry.

    ConsDepressing environment to work for this company

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove

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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Good place to work, weak culture

    Sales (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strict and result-oriented

    QA Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe good thing is that the company is profitable. Everyone works hard and the result shows. Also management held meetings to let everyone know how business is going.

    ConsBiggest problem for me was that I felt out of place since I'm not Chinese. Everyone worked hard, but it was hard to tell whether they really liked being there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the company a more desirable place to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent starting salary, but they do not pay bonuses.

    ConsVery cheap. They will not spend money where needed to grow the business or to keep employees happy. It is a family run company with Ken and Michael Xi calling all of the shots.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves if you want to grow the business. Seriously.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has Potential

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove marketing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The security technology is great, and it is a good learning environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIt was a great company to go public with.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the Tools the employees need to do their jobs more efficiently.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not too bad, just no money

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosnot too bad, just no money. you can learn a lot here.

    Consno money. no managers. no bonus. But very lots of works

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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