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Fortinet Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
76 Reviews

2.8
76 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can learn a lot here and the work is very interesting, at least in my position (in 5 reviews)

  • you can have free dinner if you work later (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No bonus, manager will not appreciate your work (in 5 reviews)

  • No training, no communication about plans (in 3 reviews)

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12 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cannot grow quickly

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

    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
  3.  

    Fortinet

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Nice and friend, good community

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive, not enough chance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Nothing looks promising, salaries are not matching with the industry.

    Cons

    Depressing environment to work for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve

  6.  

    Strict and result-oriented

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

    Pros

    The good thing is that the company is profitable. Everyone works hard and the result shows. Also management held meetings to let everyone know how business is going.

    Cons

    Biggest problem for me was that I felt out of place since I'm not Chinese. Everyone worked hard, but it was hard to tell whether they really liked being there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company a more desirable place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The security technology is great, and it is a good learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    It was a great company to go public with.

    Cons

    Did not invest enough into the IT structure to help their employees enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the Tools the employees need to do their jobs more efficiently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    not too bad, just no money

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

    Pros

    not too bad, just no money. you can learn a lot here.

    Cons

    no money. no managers. no bonus. But very lots of works

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technology in a well paying company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    You learn a lot technically
    Very diverse and intelligent customer base
    Great products
    Non-executive employees are helpful and nice

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    No appreciation from execs for the long hours and hard work of employees
    Upper Management is very cheap - the smallest items are questioned on expense reports. There is very little money for employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people make your products, value them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    a learning experience.learned alot about whats important in life

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

    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
  11.  

    Company is good.

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

    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

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