Fortinet

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Fortinet Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
83 Reviews
3.2
83 Reviews
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Fortinet President, CEO, and Director Ken Xie
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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.  

    Developer

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

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fortigate has full series production in lot of area

    Cons

    management has some problem but improving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay for real developers.
    Can learn a lot.
    Fast paced.

    Cons

    Need to promote new employees. Give the new employees more opportinities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement benefit to attract more good people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ok place to work in the right group

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Pros

    ok place to work if you are in the right team. There are diverse teams working on different areas. Some of those are interesting and the manages are good to work with. Others, the work is dull and the managers can be difficult.

    Cons

    There are teams where the work is dull and the managers can be difficult. This is particular true in some product lines.

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  5.  

    Good coop experience

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

    I have been working at Fortinet as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Nice and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - Manager is strict on work hours, e.g. has to come in before 9 (which is rare in North America)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, lots of emerging technologies.

    Cons

    High expectations for a company that only has one Gartner Magic Quadrant product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing tools, need to invest in these.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good security company at the right time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Country Manager in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Country Manager in Bangkok (Thailand)

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

    Pros

    Continue products improvement
    Leading UTM Security

    Cons

    No negative side to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A so so company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn in the first year.
    Above average salary.
    Nice colleague.

    Cons

    Team leaders are tech savvy but know little about management.
    Open source society atmosphere but poor technical decision and process control.
    Competent coworkers but never be valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management level to technical experts and hire professional managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not very organized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortinet

    Pros

    Decent salary, benefits and perks. Opportunities for experience.

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership and decision making. Not in touch with the employees doing the real work to better understand how to make the company more efficient with proper resource management. The company will have trouble expanding while still continuing to manage with a small business mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the US vs. THEM mentality within certain groups and divisions. Teamwork and an open mind are important for content employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    FTNT was the place I'd been looking for for a long time...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Researcher in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Researcher in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I came to Fortinet about 3 years ago. In those 3 years, I've found a place that I honestly enjoy coming in to every day.

    In the 3 years I've been there, I've found multiple opportunities for advancement, a relatively decent increase in salary, and a working environment that I've been able to customize to maximize my productivity.

    I've found that Fortinet has been incredibly accommodating to my unique and individual needs - if that means sometimes coming in late or leaving early due to life commitment... no problem. Get your job done, and do it well, and there's no edict to punch the clock.

    In our team, we have regular quarterly 'fun' events and dinners where we all just get out and do something fun... and in Vancouver, there's certainly no shortage of fun things to do every season.

    I gladly work extra hours (FTNT brings in dinner if you're working late) and the occasional weekend - by choice. I love what I do that much.

    If and/or when I move on to another company, I will be quite sad - but will look back at my time here with incredible fondness.

    Other "nice" things about working here: on-site fitness facility is great, weekly fitness classes paid for by FTNT, decent espresso/coffee machines, lots of smiling faces of every ethnicity you can imagine. Makes for a very diverse working environment.

    Cons

    Now, with the Pros being said, no company is great enough that some things couldn't improve. I'm sure even stalwarts like Google, Microsoft and Apple have places in which they could improve.

    Fortinet is still a young company. The transition from the "start up" mentality to a "corporation" has been bumpy at times. As a start up, it was clear FTNT made one of their biggest goals to become profitable as soon as possible (which is admirable compared to many other start ups who bleed money profusely)... but now that FTNT has established itself as a company with a very healthy balance sheet and a sizeable war chest, I think loosening the purse strings a touch would go a long way towards moving FTNT to the next level... but I think we're getting there. :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I could offer one piece of advice, it would be simply to remember that we're just not a small company anymore. Over 2,000 employees (and growing at a pace that far outstrips other companies) is a remarkable achievement.

    I'm proud to call myself a Fortinetter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Needs lot of improvment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    better pay as I know, flexibility,

    Cons

    no process, mgmt is very dull and doesn't take care. no proper facility to work,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about people working under u

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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