Fortinet Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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Fortinet President, CEO, and Director Ken Xie
Ken Xie
740 Ratings
Pros
  • "One of the best work environment(in 67 reviews)

  • "great work life balance - great people as well(in 59 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Most of engineers are Chinese, diversity is not enough(in 29 reviews)

  • "not very good work/life balance(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      May 10, 2021 - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      The leader of BU has good vision and solid technical background

      Cons

      The company overall too conservative

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not the greatest culture

      May 12, 2021 - Sales and Marketing Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      many of the individual contributors are good people, hard-working people.

      Cons

      A company's culture is defined by the worse tolerated behavior. At Fortinet, there are a lot of bullies and people that kiss up and kick down. Fortinet does not allow people to apply for jobs internally to move to a different department, so if you have a boss that is a bully, you are out of luck.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company, sales organization is a bit disorganized

      Apr 28, 2021 - Senior Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, great product to sell

      Cons

      Sales leadership and sales process seems immature. There's been a couple of reorgs in upper management and territory reorgs.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      One of the best places to work

      Apr 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
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      Pros

      Extremely innovative, no micro-management, very flexible with spending for customers and partners.

      Cons

      nothing negative to say honestly.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      Apr 26, 2021 - Field Marketing Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team environment, leadership leads with micromanagement,

      Cons

      limited offices for co-worker interaction

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      The only thing that hold people here is the stock options. But you can get them elsewhere

      Feb 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      The paycheck and stock options

      Cons

      Too many to list. Company is not willing to spend on collaboration infrastructure. All systems are dated. From HR to IT to CRM. Voice system still have extensions. They have the worst call center system that I have ever seen. The only thing good here is the Fortigate group which generates good revenue Core engineers are from China with a few from India who will politically just do enough to survive everyday. Engineers refuse to transfer knowledge to protect their jobs. It’s all about spending a little and making revenue by buying little companies. No ESPP, 401k contribution is the worst (next to nothing with restrictions). The Unlimited FTO has to be approved. For employees, it’s better go somewhere else for advancement where HR treat you with a American standard of respect. Here you get a Chinese standard (they will not willing to invest to make your job more efficient. Not a penny)

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Cheap Employer

      Apr 4, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive Salary, decent products, growth potential

      Cons

      Nickle and dime employees - no stock purchase plan, resists paying for home office equipment, no company phones... just an approach that seems to say, "Here's your salary, you don't need anything else" Also, there is a top down management style - initiative is not always rewarded

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Avoid TAC role at LATAM

      Feb 12, 2021 - Technical Support Engineer in Sunrise, FL
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      Pros

      If you work in Pre-sales you’ll probably have a better experience. HR activities pre-covid. health benefits.

      Cons

      -TAC Management for Latam doesn’t care about or doesn’t do anything about the general discontent. -Tried to let them know how underpaid the position is compared to similar roles in other companies and they keep saying that it's in fact competitive. -No WLB, you're drinking from a firehose every single day -Regionalism culture and it shows! If you belong to MEX TAC & BRA TAC you will be better off -Promotion is less than 15% and if you get it, forget about the yearly raise If you don't get a promotion, be advised that your yearly raise will be max 5%, 3.5% this year, and some other post-sales areas 1.5%. So basically it accounts for yearly inflation.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Apr 30, 2021 - Senior Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Decent pay Scope to learn

      Cons

      In my personal opinion, communication among the team members are not great

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Apr 6, 2021 - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Lots of resources for employees

      Cons

      Too much info for employees

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