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Fortinet Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Fortinet President, CEO, and Director Ken Xie
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Pros
  • I literally started experience the perfect work-life balance and I am sure it stays this way (in 13 reviews)

  • This is a company with lots of opportunity to learn a lot in R&D (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance is totally unto you (in 6 reviews)

  • The company culture is probably not what you at expecting for a high tech company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time

    Pros

    Growing quickly, good products but they are still working on name recognition.

    Cons

    Swim with the sharks, if you don't have much prior experience this is not for you.


  2. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My On-boarding experience was nothing like I've ever experienced before. HR has done a great job in creating a New Hire Orientation that engages managers to present to the new hires to provide information on their perspective departments; very informative. The team made me feel very welcome and put together a detailed agenda for my first week of employment. The company promotes work/life balance which is great! The culture is also pretty awesome, especially once you get to know everyone!

    Cons

    Seems like some managers are resistant to change. The company has grown significantly in the last two years and with that, some new processes and procedures have been implemented. Some are adapting to the new processes, others are not!

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps leadership can help reinforce the processes by communicating with their managers and supporting the departments implementing the processes so other managers/leaders will follow them and not be so resistant. Overall I couldn't be happier and eventually they will adapt to the changes. Takes time...

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet (More than 3 years)

    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


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Company with very good learning curve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation
    Good learning curve
    Good work-life balance
    (*Depends on the Team Manager)

    Cons

    Some teams function like start-ups without any order.
    No facilities like gym and food in cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    - More facilities has to be provided for employees like cafeteria food and gym since the company is growing and there are around 1000 employees in the campus.
    - Mail rooms should be managed better - anyone can pick a box just by just saying any name.
    - Ergonomic assessment should be considered while an employee is initially assigned a desk.
    - Acquired companies should be guided better to align with the company to perform effectively.
    - Cultural festivals could be celebrated in office instead of Bingo and Lucky draw for every occasion.


  5. "Staffing Consultant"

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    Former Contractor - Staffing Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Staffing Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fortinet as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Industry leading IT Security solutions.

    Cons

    Can be micro managed at the CEO level

    Advice to Management

    Delegate responsibility


  6. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fast pace working environment with friendly coworkers. Good benefit and unlimited Vacation.

    Cons

    Too many changes from marketing organization.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great product, great pay, solid benefits"

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    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time

    Pros

    Industry leading Technology positioned with excellent value. Full autonomy with great training

    Cons

    Organizational shift that has led to quotas increasing with smaller territories. While this is important for market penetration, it makes bonus harder to obtain

    Advice to Management

    market, market, market. It seems that like most Engineer ran companies, Fortinet is behind the bar on marketing.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Industry leading technology - great potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are very good. Respect for work/life balance is driven from the top down. The organization is flat, moves quickly and lacks bureaucracy which makes it very easy to move initiatives forward and get results. The leadership has an open door policy which is truly open. Ken and Michael Xie are some of the best technologists in their field but truly humble and grounded. Industry-leading technology and and focus on innovation across the company, consistent growth and the company has an excellent long-term opportunity.

    Cons

    The company gets a bad rap for marketing which sometimes is more than it deserves. Yes, it has it challenges and it is primarily a technology driven company but marketing change is a constant in the SV - Check Point, Proofpoint and others recently had CMOs stay less than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and drive the company values broadly across the organization. Focus on culture and management empowerment. Implement consistent manager ratings and evaluations.


  9. "Sr. engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, smart manager, good company

    Cons

    project struggle by myself


  10. Helpful (1)

    "engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time

    Pros

    Growing company, a lot of opportunities you can grow and you can learn. Flexible working env

    Cons

    Better be more initiative to get more chance to grow


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