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"A company with potential fast growth"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fortinet full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

engineering orentited and friendly working environment

Cons

lack of interactive communication inside the company

Other Employee Reviews for Fortinet

  1. Helpful (1)

    "So-so working environment, friendly co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers, annual company-paid group outing.
    Job is easy, no pressure, seldom working overtime. Work hours are somewhat flexible, can come in as late as 10am.
    Every employee (developers at least) gets two new computers.
    Free dinner is provided if you stay until 7pm.

    Cons

    Poor management compared to the company I worked at before. They don't seem to know how to manage big software projects well.
    The office is poorly located in the heart of the crows' world. If you go to work on foot, you will need to navigate through bird droppings, while breathing them in the air. Do a search for 'crows burnaby' and you'll know what I mean.
    There seems to be a shortage of men's washroom in the building since 80% of the employees are males. Never expect to enjoy the washroom alone if you are a male.
    The company's culture is Chinese dominant, if you do not speak Mandarin, you might find it a bit hard to fit in.
    The company is a little cheap in some ways - The computers don't come with pre-installed Microsoft Office or Outlook. The employees have to assemble the desktops by themselves on their first day (I feel this should be the job of the IT department, but seems like this office doesn't even have one)
    I wouldn't say the pay is low, but it can definitely be higher for a medium-sized company.

    Advice to Management

    Make the managers attend special training courses as to how to manage software development, or hire competent managers.
    Hire someone to clean up the bird droppings around the office every day.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    fast react, target focus. Friendly co-worker, in most case

    Cons

    No management, you are everything you have. No one tell you or maybe no one real knows what is the next step and the future is. No bonus, manager will not appreciate your work. Region conflict and no very cooperate.

    Advice to Management

    be professional. Let two team doing the same thing and not let them knew it is not smart, it hurt and wast of resource. don't play game with your own people.

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