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Fortinet Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
83 Reviews
3.2
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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.  

    Great sales & hired new senior leaders- everyone is motivated & supportive of each other. Proud of their great products.

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

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

    Pros

    Super professional sales & engineering., surprisingly good sales people working there. Everyone is very professional to each other and surprisingly lack of politics. Lots of younger people working there. Investing in marketing team. New people are bringing a fresh approachable culture.

    Cons

    No cafeteria. Continue to invest in female diversity initiatives. Minimal collaboration tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to bring in new leaders who are changing the culture in a positive way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    pretty good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Fortinet is a growing company without debt for each year. and almost three thousands people. The envioenrnt is pretty good.

    Cons

    not so big like apple google and all the other big companies. the working place is not so fancy as you imagine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor and dull work culture

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

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

    Pros

    there is room to learn a lot and explore your role in depth
    flexible work hours although there is a norm of staying late after 5pm
    decent office space with newer equipment
    even though it has a bad culture, the company is stable or growing because of its wide range of products.
    Finance, HR, sales and marketing dept are not as bad as R&D.

    Cons

    there is absolutely no diversity and professionalism
    chinese domination (employees including managers and VPs speak and email in chinese, the dinner box that they provide is actually chinese food)
    the free bagels/donuts and fruits are just for namesake because the few that they provide are never enough for the 600+ employees
    no work/life balance especially if you are married and have other responsibilities
    there are no team meetings, this company follows the mantra of "work, work, work, and delivery"
    employees speak in chinese all the time which made me feel isolated. Also, I felt some people are not approachable and discourage asking questions!
    no recognition for the work you do/efforts you put in
    no bonus, raise or extra benefits other than RSUs.
    no overall personal growth - I feel like I am rotting in hell already. There is no motivation to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the work culture and have some English speaking managers for god's sake so that the communication within the team is fair!
    these are just staring steps but a lot more needs to be done. I am being generous and giving 2 stars!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Principal Software Engineert

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a great company if you are interested in new ideas and technology.
    Company is growing in all areas in Engineering and sales. Investing a lot in Sales and marketing and always in news for Good reason. New Office with lot of space, free bagels and Fruits on Monday and Friday. Flexible time and makes interesting.

    Cons

    No work from Home. Only based on special permissions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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

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

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cannot grow quickly

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

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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fortinet

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

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

    Pros

    Nice and friend, good community

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive, not enough chance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Depressing environment to work for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve

  10.  

    Strict and result-oriented

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

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

    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
  11.  

    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

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

    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

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