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Fortinet Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Company - Public (FTNT)
Information Technology
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.

We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work ... Read more

Mission: Dedicated to Delivering Security Without Compromise

Fortinet – Why Work For Us?


undefinedFortinet is a global leader and innovator in Network Security. Our mission is to deliver the most innovative, highest performing network security platform to secure and simplify your IT infrastructure. We are a provider of network security appliances and security subscription services for carriers, data centers, enterprises, distributed offices and MSSPs. Because of constant innovation of our custom ASICs, hardware systems, network software, management capabilities and security research, we have a large, rapidly growing and highly satisfied customer base, including the majority of the Fortune Global 100, and we continue to set the pace in the Network Security market. Our market position and solution effectiveness has been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and the media worldwide. Our broad product line of complementary solutions goes beyond Network Security to help secure the extended enterprise.

Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices around the world. Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, Fortinet is led by a strong and seasoned management team with deep experience in networking and security.


undefinedFast-paced & Innovative. You will never be bored.
 
Fortinet provides a fast-paced, results driven environment geared towards empowering innovation with minimal red tape.
 
We are a high performing, driven, results oriented culture. The type of environment where you can get things done, explore your own innovation, creativity and feel proud about the difference you are able to achieve. We encourage ideas and provide patent incentives to do so. Also, through our own Innovator Awards Program, employees have an opportunity to get involved in the development of their own ideas and even share in the commercial success of newly developed products!
 
Great People working together as part of the FortiFamily.
 
We consistently drive towards our best.
Our people are our most valuable asset. Coming from all over the world, with a broad range of professional and educational experiences, we come together - pulling from our histories, local insights and imaginations - to innovate in this rapidly changing world of Network Security. It is this shared passion for creating cutting edge technology and protecting those who rely on it that drives and motivates us...while sharing a laugh.
 
Secure and Growing
 
With growth, comes opportunity and we promote from within!
If you're looking for a financially successful company in a growing industry, Fortinet is the place for you! Fortinet is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM) and the third largest Network Security vendor worldwide. The company generated $615m revenue and 15% year-over-year growth in 2013 and is solidly profitable. At 2,600+ employees and growing, we continue to hire across all disciplines, and around the world.
undefinedCompensation and Benefits:
 
We offer competitive salaries, benefits and equity programs that reflect how much we value our employees and their families.
 
We offer competitive salaries and actively participate in various domestic and international compensation surveys to ensure our pay practices remain attractive and fair. We pride ourselves in the fact that all employees are shareholders in this fast growing successful public company. In most countries worldwide, an Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP), Stock Options and RSU stock grant plans are available. In addition, ongoing, generous performance equity programs are available to reward our top performers. We also provide the unique benefit of personal choice between stock options and RSU stock grants in order to help you customize your own compensation at Fortinet. You work hard and deserve time to play hard as well. Personal time-off (PTO) is available in all countries and provides you the flexibility to take the time you need for any occasion or circumstance, whether it’s vacation, family obligations or more. Health Benefits, Retirement Plans and/or Allowances are customized to meet the unique needs of our employees in a variety of countries around the world.

Fortinet Reviews

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    Pros

    Rsu's for all employees, still a fairly small and flexible company, hands on

    Cons

    No clear growth paths and HR doesn't make it any easier. No real coaching from some managers

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Fortinet Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Fortinet in April 2017.

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    Remote written test, containing questions on C programming. The time duration given is 2.5 hours. They send out 2 different word docs, one containing multiple choice questions, and the another containing C programs. You have to solve the test and mail it to them within the given time frame.

    Interview Questions

    • Performing base64 encoding   1 Answer
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Fortinet Awards & Accolades

  • BC’s Top Employers, The Vancouver Sun, 2017
  • BC's Top Employers, The Vancouver Sun, 2016
  • BC's Top Employers, The Vancouver Sun, 2015
  • Canada's Top Employer For Young People, The Globe and Mail, 2015
  • Company of the Year, BCTIA, 2014
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