Fortinet

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Fortinet Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
85 Reviews
3.2
85 Reviews
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Fortinet President, CEO, and Director Ken Xie
Ken Xie
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (less than an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough culture

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible timings, decent base pay, company has wide range of products

    Cons

    long hours, chinese domination especially in engineering, no tuition reimbursement, no perks, depressing environment to work in, if you are chinese or can speak chinese you will be everyone's favorite and can grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace current employees in R&D, at the very least managers with qualified professionals who can communicate well within the team. This is America, not China!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    pretty good

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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 an 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
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  5.  

    Great place to apply what you learned about security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of things to learn related to security if you have a technical position

    Cons

    Pay may be not as good if you are in the Technical side of the Sales Team

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 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
  7.  

    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 an 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
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Company has no direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fortinet has a big beautiful new headquarters they love to show off that opened earlier this year. As an employee though, don't plan to park there because there isn't any parking. This company is profitable but it's only a matter of time before that stops.

    Cons

    Fortinet is run by the brothers Xie and if them wants to do something (regardless if it is right or wrong for the company) that's what they do--differing opinions are not offered by the spineless exec team. Products and programs are always pushed out the door before they are ready, look at v5.0 of the software as it was released to coincide with a conference. There is no marketing support yet sales is told to go out and sell-sell-sell. Salaries are low and your raise will be 3% even though the company is growing at more than 30%. Stock options are pretty much worthless as well. yes, the stock is up $10 a share over the last year, but while the entire market is growing to new heights over the past four years, FTNT has been pretty-much flat.

    The executive team is spineless to Ken and Michael Xie. It seems none of them will offer a differing opinion and just do whatever is commanded of them to get the attention onto another VP. Fortinet's goal is to be a billion dollar company and if one of the VPs can convince Ken their idea will 'grow the business' then look out because the direction will completely change. There is no support from HR or operations for employees.

    Do yourself a favor and move on to the next company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Start-up Mode and still looks to be in start-up mode

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    New Challenges and new job roles and with that comes good amount of pressure

    Cons

    Not a transparent management style of functioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary packages could be more and could be good enough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cannot grow quickly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fortinet

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and friend, good community

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive, not enough chance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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