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  1.  

    a learning experience.learned alot about whats important in life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    the technology. the people. the stock.

    Cons

    the fear factor. lack of recognition for a job well done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower middle managment

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company is good.

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    Good Security company. Most of the stuff to learn.

    Cons

    Role is not clear, some time job is really low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define clear responcibility and give bonus to employ.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Words only go so far

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Fortinet

    Pros

    Doing my job was up to me and I pretty much did my own thing. I had 3 managers in the year and half I was there.

    Cons

    Promises of great wealth with IPO soon to happen, that was in 2005, and just now in 2009 they filed for IPO. They tried and take anything they have to pay for and reverse engineer it and build it themselves. No understanding of how to the day to day operations are to run at a company. When asked Ken one time about a calendaring system he said an employee could walk over to his cube and look on his white board, and others should do the same. yeah that works well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your product and stop utilizing engineers time to reverse engineer other systems. Better use of company time resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    The good and the bad. No uglies.

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

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Lot of progress seen in teams, so a sense of optimism exists.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Hard to get resources. Lower management style is stifling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is for managers and not necessarily senior management.
    It is better to see the performance of an employee rather than see if he/she reads a newspaper or works from home sometimes. Sick days should be included so people dont come to work with illnesses making the rest of the team sick.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    A family company

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    Former Employee - Vice President of Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fortinet

    Pros

    Fortinet catches a good timing in introducing gateway based antivirus solution and introducing unified threat management system. It is good to work for Xie's brothers for one year and then you should consider to leave.

    Cons

    The management, especially, Ken Xie and Michael Xie would promise you lots of things when you are just hired, but finally nothing can be realized. This is a family company and lots of friends and family members of the Ken Xie, Michael Xie and Chairman David Tsang are key employees of this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Ken and hire a new CEO just like Netscreen did, then this company will be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Bad business ethics

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Fortinet

    Pros

    Unfortunately nothing positive to say. They're shoveling their own graves.

    Cons

    Fortinet never pays their vendors on time. Vendors have to constantly badger them for payment. 3 - 4 months late payments on average. Total chaos in AP department. Many vendors have ceased to grant NET terms of any kind. Fortinet do not even have a company credit card to pay vendors in advance. Not a good sign of company finances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your finances. Hard to imagine that you have a healthy business when your buyers cannot order product to to vendors not granting terms, and you not able to pay upfront. How can a company your size not have your finances in order and so much chaos? Wonder if you even pay your employees on time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average rating, don't expect too much

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    Friendly coworker
    Flexible working time, schedule
    Good location which is convenient to reach in Burnaby BC

    Cons

    Run alway like a startup company
    Won't treat you fair unless fight for it
    Management team not good at managing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more from team members and more comnunications.
    Put more thought on their capability improvement and career development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Boring Job, Bad Culture

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    Job Security, Not Much Pressure

    Cons

    Boring Job (Very Boring Job), Awful Culture

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

    10+ years experiences in this company. start with junior security analyst now senior security analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    one of the top players in UTM security markets and still fast growing. Fair pay anyway.

    Cons

    growing speed slowdown and outpaced by competitors like PAN

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    A lot of friend, lots of emerging technologies. is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management

    Cons

    High expectations for a company. Week on team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication skill

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