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Fortinet Overview

Sunnyvale, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (FTNT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) 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

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#8)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#12)

Company Updates

  • If you have an appetite for learning botnets, viruses, and other malicious software analysis techniques, Join our AV Analyst Team and to build your malware knowledge and reverse engineer different types of malware ...

  • Fortinet is on the move ! Come Join our World class Engineering Teams and build solutions to help secure Networks and fight Cybercrime ! More than 100 openings we are hiring for in Canada. Please visit to take a closer look !!

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Fortinet – Why Work For Us?

FORTINET welcomes you to join our world class Engineering Teams and build solutions to help secure networks and fight Cybercrime !

Fortinet Corporate Sizzle

Fortinet strives for excellence and believes in setting higher standards to become one of the top vendors in Network Security on a global scale. Our Leaders, Experts and Team Leads provide best in class training to new hires to help them learn cutting edge technologies as they continue to work on challenging projects, and developing sophisticated world class products in the industry. Here, we make your professional dreams come true by rewarding you with opportunities for growth and recognizing your Talent!

 You will develop next generation firewall systems and high end Security Systems like Fortigate, FortiSandbox, FortiAnalyzer, Forticlient and many other products to help secure networks for Fortune 100 clients. We have a broad array of next generation security and networking functions covering Network security, Data center security (physical and virtual), Cloud security, Secure (wired and wireless) access, Infrastructure (switching and routing) security, Content security, Endpoint security, and Application Security.


We have a significant presence in Canada which includes Vancouver (Burnaby) campus, our R&D location, where we have more than 650+ professionals working on our product Development and another 220+ employees based in Ottawa. We have the strength of nearly 5000 employees based around the globe. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


What do we offer : excellent compensation, stock, benefits, fast growth and we cover relocation cost for out of town candidates. More importantly, we provide excellent training and mentorship to new hires from our industry experts. Our teams are expanding rapidly.


We encourage everyone to apply on our website. Please visit to see the list of openings we have available at the moment or click on the following link.

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Fast-paced & Innovative. You will never be bored.
Fortinet provides a fast-paced, results driven environment geared towards empowering innovation with minimal red tape.
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 about 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 FortiFamily.
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 $1 Billion revenue and 15% year-over-year growth in 2016 and is solidly profitable. At 4700+ employees and growing, we continue to hire across all disciplines, and around the world.

Compensation and Benefits:
We offer competitive salaries, benefits and equity programs that reflect how much we value our employees and their families.
We offer competitive salaries and actively participate in various domestic and international compensation surveys to ensure our pay practices remain attractive and fair. We pride ourselves in the fact that all employees are shareholders in this fast growing successful public company.
In most countries worldwide, an Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP), Stock Options and RSU stock grant plans are available. In addition, ongoing, generous performance equity programs are available to reward our top performers. We also provide the unique benefit of personal choice between stock options and RSU stock grants in order to help you customize your own compensation at Fortinet.
You work hard and deserve time to play hard as well. Personal time-off (PTO) is available in all countries and provides you the flexibility to take the time you need for any occasion or circumstance, whether it’s vacation, family obligations or more. Health Benefits, Retirement Plans and/or Allowances are customized to meet the unique needs of our employees in a variety of countries around the world.


Since our founding in Burnaby in 2000 Fortinet has been one of BC's fastest growing high end technology employers. Our Burnaby campus is the home of over 650+ Software and Hardware engineers, threat researchers and support professionals, over 100 of which are graduates of BCNET member institutions. 

Joyce Chow, Senior Director of Human Resource at Fortinet Canada will be discussing our work with BCNET member institutions in the past, present and future in the following Video (Link) including our newly announced Fortinet Academy Program.

Fortinet Presentation by Joyce Chow (Sr. HR Director)

Fortinet Reviews

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    "One of the best places to work in Cyber Security"

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


    Cutting edge company, not afraid to try new technologies and verticals. I'e worked for several vendors over the years and Fortinet has definitely been the best one I have worked for. Executive management is strong and cares about its employees and takes a cautious approach financially while not afraid to be cutting edge technically.


    Need to be a self starter and have the initiative to figure out how things work, sometimes on your own.
    Not always the marketing powerhouse that it deserves to be.

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Fortinet Photos

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Fortinet Interviews



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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Fortinet (Nice (France)) in September 2015.


    Discussion sans aucune structure réelle, style à l'anglo saxone ... mais un team leader en tongues moi ça me choque .... ............. .............. ............ ................ .................. .................... .................. .................... ..................... ...................... ................... .................... .................... .................... ..........

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Fortinet Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • Company of the Year, BCTIA, 2014
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