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Great place to work
Manager - Order Management (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 16, 2018
The company is great, the product is great. This company is going to go far in security arena and the stock is going to be shy high. Get a job there if you can
Pros
nothing free
Cons
horrible order management director
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Great People and Product
National Channel Account Manager I (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 14, 2018
Great people, product and culture. Fortinet struggled for years as having the best products that nobody knew about thanks to their focus on engineering instead of marketing to buzz words. They also struggled with being inexpensive compared to the competition. The perception that something that costs half as much cannot be better than Check Point or Palo Alto Networks was a challenge to overcome but thanks to 3rd party testing at NSS Labs and positioning in Gartner's MQ they have slowly won the industry over. The only down side to working there in a sales role was that quotas were reset every quarter. This allowed the company to control your earnings as to how much they thought you should make. Little attention was placed on pipeline/forecast or historical performance YoY if they thought you made too much money the quarter before. Comp plan provisions were selectively enforced to justify taking earned dollars from a participant for large deals while not applying equally to management and all sales people tied to the same deal.
Pros
Great product and people
Cons
Quotas reset quarterly
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3.0
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Great product weird company
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 13, 2018
Fortinet is a Silcon Valley Company that suffers a bit from dog chasing a squirrel syndrome in that its always hunting the new shiny thing regardless of its usefulness.
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Great place to learn and improve technical and interpersonal skills
Technical Support Engineer I (Former Employee) –  OntarioJuly 30, 2018
A good workplace with lot of opportunity to learn.
Engineers are very nice and helpful to each other.
The hardest part of the job is to meet the customers expectations that sometimes put too much pressure on the support team.
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4.0
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Wasn't there for long time....
HR Administrator (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJune 25, 2018
Was not there for a very long time so, can't tell much about the company culture but my work was flexible. I had good boss and was very clear what she wanted.
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3.0
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Poor work life balance
Staff Software Dev QA Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMay 18, 2018
It is growing rapidly which allows for many opportunities to learn industry processes and best practices while advancing your career. Opinions are valued, innovation is encouraged, and advancement is expected.
There is a lack of culture that is true to tech companies with remote working and onsite amenities. Another con is the workload native to a small but growing company. The expectations rise and hiring can't quite keep up.
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the job was good
CEO's, CIO (Current Employee) –  Johnston, IAApril 6, 2018
the job was good but they're a growing company and very segmented with rules and job roles. They started a sales team in iowa and within 1 year they shut the whole thing down.
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operation
Sr. Shipping & Receiving (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 12, 2018
Fortinet is a great place to work. I guess is pretty much where you work. My manager is probably the best Manager I ever work for. Anyways it does get very busy at times.
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productive fun at work
Hadoop Lead (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 9, 2018
a typical day is to create sqoop jobs leared hortonworks platform
culture if friendly management is very cooperative
hardest part of job is to understant all cluster workings
Pros
free food
Cons
long hours
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3.0
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Company needs to promote within and allow change
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 7, 2018
The company as a whole needs to be up to date on their work/life environment. Treat employees equal or with respect. Grow with the times in the Silicon Valley.
Pros
Met good people that are stuck
Cons
Show more respect in the work that people do and respect as a worker
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Working at Fortinet
Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 26, 2018
The company had steady growth and was always looking for ways to reduce costs. There were Silicon Valley perks...but they were fair on their benefits. The salaries were a little low compared to the valley.
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Great place to work
Senior RMA Authorized User and Distributor (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAFebruary 13, 2018
You are busy working the whole day. Meet many people while you work as a team. You are processing orders that need to go out everyday. On certain days they have treats that arrive in the morning.
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Casual environment
SR.. MARKETING MANAGER LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 29, 2017
Good opportunity
Growing company
Engineering philosophy
Big team of junior executives
Good opportunity for trainee level positions
Great products
Competitive prices
Pros
Great products, Good Price
Cons
No processess
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5.0
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Great Company to work for
Professional Services Engineer III (Current Employee) –  Grand Blanc, MIOctober 25, 2017
Fortinet is a fast paced and fast growing company. Very competitive environment and company that encourages you to grow as an Engineer. I would recommend Fortinet as a place to work.
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Turn over is the only thing that is constant here.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CASeptember 25, 2017
I would not recommend working here unless you really need the money. The work life balance is something that is already hard in the silicon valley, but with the amount of turn over here it is hard to have a constant vision from one manager to another.

CEO is very nice and humble. I wish the other people down the chain would follow his example.
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Good place to work
Manager Kernel Development (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 12, 2017
Coworkers are respectful and work is interesting. Software development process is advanced and supports quality of work. Not a lot of useless meetings.
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Fast paced work environment
Channel Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJuly 31, 2017
Fortinet is working to take market share in cyber-security space. Flexible and innovative company. Company is expanding into Enterprise market with a complete line of security products ranging from next generation firewall to sandbox, secure wifi, sd-wan and SEIM.
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5.0
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Amazing workplace with a fun and innovative culture
Sales Engineer/Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 25, 2017
Fortinet believes in innovating and providing the Industry's best NGFW. The leadership has a very clear understanding of this vision and they have always taken the right steps in the forward direction. This makes it an ideal job for a Sales Executive like me as I can talk and sell my product without any second thoughts if my product can deliver.
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3.0
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Good job, hard to advance
Inside Sales Representative & Team Manager (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 10, 2017
The company as a whole is great. Good product and relaxed environment. However, getting ahead is nearly impossible. Regardless of performance. Consistent headcount restrictions and reductions make promotions and transfers impossible.

Engineers and executives have the world here. Everyone else is just holding on.
Pros
Unlimited PTO
Cons
Advancement opportunities are slim
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I loved the fast pace environment of Start Up companies
Inside Sales Manager - Federal Sales (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJune 27, 2017
Something new almost daily at a up an coming start up. Helped build the Inside team. channel and target Fortinet's largest accounts. I built the Inside team to 10-12 ISR's while bringing in the first million dollar and first 2 million dollar deal with the company. Worked eight years with Fortinet with several different roles. I was happy to see us go IPO when the market was not that strong.
Pros
Great team with a ton of Security experinence
Cons
very little marketing and too much turn around.
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