Fortinet Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. a learning experience.learned alot about whats important in life

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the technology. the people. the stock.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    empower middle managment


  2. Company is good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Security company. Most of the stuff to learn.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Define clear responcibility and give bonus to employ.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Words only go so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Fortinet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    The good and the bad. No uglies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    A family company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Fortinet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. I'd work there again

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Fortinet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well-managed and structured company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Fragmented communication when working on projects through multiple time zones.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication to companies being acquired, post-acquisition would help in minimizing loss of talent.


  8. Good Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TAC Engineer
    Current Employee - TAC Engineer

    I have been working at Fortinet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn a lot. You can learn everything about network security. The people in TAC are awesome.

    Cons

    No bonus :( No bonus :( ....................................................................................................................................................

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career growth for employees


  9. Good company in terms of learning in Network Security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fortinet is slowly ramping up in the network security industry. There is lot of learning here in terms of technology. It has a good brand value too. Good pay, stock options and shift allowance (no night shift though :) ) less process Need not work outside your shift. So no long hours

    Cons

    Its a small office in Bangalore. So facilities are very less and needs to be improved by a lot. Work pressure gets more at times.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the facilities at office


  10. Senior QA engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Fortinet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Simplified management, good teamwork. Target is very clear, great team build every quarter.

    Cons

    Always been assign same task hard to learn different things. Don't encourage internal job transfer.

    Advice to Management

    Open to suggestions from employee. Some are very good suggestions. Pay level need to reach market value.


  11. Good people. Good technology. Interesting work culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer I in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Writer I in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It depends on the team but Fortinet can be a nice place to work.

    Cons

    The company culture is probably not what you at expecting for a high tech company.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your employees. Set goals for your employees. Rewards employees that meet or exceed goals. Mentor employees. Support employees.



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