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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
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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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management, poor career growth

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

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

    Pros

    Free Dinner if you work one hour of unpaid overtime. Dinner costs around $10, so you are essentially working an extra hour for minimum wage.

    Great place if you speak Mandarin, or if you know how to play politics.

    People who get hired into their roles are generally qualified. Unfortunately, those who get promoted are usually not.

    Cons

    Poor decision making from management - everything from technical decisions, to team building, to communication across and within teams. People design their own modules without regard for how it inter-operates with others.

    Occasionally, team leads and/or managers "design" architecture even though they are unqualified, and do not ask for input from people under them.

    No accountability for management; they can make many mistakes, leave work early, get to work late.

    If you drive there, expect to park outside and get your car bombarded by crow droppings. Almost forces you to leave work early. Indoor parking is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold management more accountable. Value career development and input from employees.

    Hire university grads from quality universities. Many of the current employees are university graduates from China or BCIT (local community college) graduates who are not well-rounded and too narrow in their thinking.

    Needs a better process for promotion. Bad managers promote more bad managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chinese-based management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortinet

    Pros

    Fortinet can introduce to market many new technologies and products to meet current trends and requirements in network security.

    Cons

    -Change policies quickly
    -Product has too much security features but not good and unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to commit long-term policies and good-quality product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Good coop experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  8.  

    Overall great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Good security company at the right time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A so so company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not very organized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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