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Fortinet Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (FTNT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 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

Company Updates

  • Fortinet Makes All Self-Paced Cybersecurity Training Courses Available for Free to Address Skills Gap Self-paced Training Courses Previously Open to Partners for Free Now Also Available for Anyone to Expand Technical Security Skills and Broad Cyber Awareness at No Cost

  • COVID-19

    The public health crisis we face continues to be both dynamic and, in many ways, unprecedented. We at Fortinet are focused on doing our part to protect the health of everyone in our extended organization, including employees, customers, partners, and suppliers. We are also committed to helping our customers and partners around the world maintain continuity and security in the midst of rapid changes and new risks.

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Fortinet – Why Work With Us?

Fortinet 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.

 Fast-paced &  and all-around Innovative
Fortinet provides a fast-paced, results-driven environment geared towards empowering innovation and opportunities for impact. 
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 of 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 Fortinet Family.
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.

Our Values

For nearly 20 years, we have built a culture of excellence.  We are committed, hardworking, and passionate about building the most successful cybersecurity company worldwide.  We recognize our people and their contributions to fulfill this mission.  We believe in:

  • Openness: Sharing knowledge and information collaboratively and transparently with respect to one’s thoughts and opinions. 
  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively to build high morale and group commitment to solving challenging and complex problems.
  • Innovation: The development of original ideas and solutions, and finding new and better ways to deliver excellence.


Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we will look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming, first and second-generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Fortinet veteran's program is honored to be named one of Military Times’ top 100 Best for Vets Employers. The FortiVet mission is to facilitate the transition of exceptional military veterans into the cyber-security industry, providing professional networking, training, and mentoring.

Learn More About The FortiVet Program

Innovate. Thrive. Be Challenged. Make Impacts.

Whether you are pursuing a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D., Fortinet welcomes students from different backgrounds that are looking for an exciting experience through internship and new graduate opportunities. Join us and help build our mission to continue to prevent cyber-attacks through our core innovative technologies.

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Fortinet Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Good place to work and nice path to choose for career growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (Less than a year)


    Great culture, perfect work ambiance, friendly management


    As of now , I don't see any Cons

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Fortinet Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Fortinet (Sunnyvale, CA).


    To date the worst interview experience i ever had. I will skip the weird phone interviews I had before and will talk about my final interview face to face. Right when i got there, there was another person with me standing outside and waiting for someone to let us in. He was a male, I am a female. We stood right next to each other. When someone finally came to let us in he came up to me and asked me specifically if I am "here to sub for the secretary today?". I replied no. Turns out the guy next to me was. I found is strange that there are two people waiting outside and he was asking only me... The guy next to me was very embarrassed for the fortinet employee apparently and he started saying that "there are not many women in tech so it makes sense". Right of the bet negative feeling walking in. I interviewed with a total of 4 people. 3 out of the 4 were super nice and great and I would work with them happily. The problem was the hiring manager. She was terrible and i felt like she wanted me to fail. She has asked me to bring some data with me so i can show her my excel skills which i found weird I was never asked to do that before. Usually in a final interview they would provide me with an assignment. 5 minutes before our interview was over (after she was pretty much telling me that i don't have the right skills) she had asked me to solve a problem that she and her team are facing everyday and expected me to solve it in 5 min without any data just from the top of my head. WHAT?! If you are facing this problem everyday how are you expecting me to solve it in 5 minutes without any data. As I mentioned before i had 3 more interviews and they went great much much nicer people that I would work with. A few days went by and the recruiter asked me if i can talk to the hiring manager on the phone. I agreed. She asked me unprofessional questions such as where did I grow up and where am I from. I am pretty sure those are not allowed. After this call few days went by and i messaged the recruiter to ask her what was going on. The recruiter replied : "sorry but X decided to pass". HELLO HOW ARE YOU A RECRUITER. DO YOU NOT HAVE ANY BASIC PERSONAL SKILLS. Like I am here putting time an effort and you reply with such a terrible answer "she decided to pass" like I am not a human being but a toy?! At this point I was really upset and happy that I did not get the job because there are just too many bad warning signs. To my surprise it did not end then. Turns out the recruiter said she made a mistake or misunderstood the hiring manager and I actually got the job (at this point i thought this company was just a one big joke). I decided just for the hang out it to hear the offer. They offered very little money and of course my answer was no. Probably even if they offered me twice as they offered I would not agree. TERRIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fortinet Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Cloud Computing Companies To Work For In 2020 Based On Glassdoor, Forbes, 2020
  • 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
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