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Updated 17 February, 2019
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  • "What is the work-life balance at Fortinet like" (in 11 reviews)

  • "No cons when compared to my old companies" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Growing strong in recent years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First tier Security company.
    One of the biggest tech company in metro Vancouver area.
    Growing at amazing rate in recent years.
    New grads are hired from decent universities.

    Cons

    Parking is not free.
    Dental coverage can be better.


  2. "Very good place to work if you are in the right team"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DevOps Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - DevOps Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great oppertunity to learn cutting edge technologies/products in network security
    - Great social oppertunities with some of the best hackers in the world
    - Well maintained and organized insterests clubs
    - Very good healthcare insurance package
    - Free OT dinner (Nice to have but....see cons)
    - Some of the smartest and nicest co-workers to work with
    - Great engineer culture

    Cons

    - Office environment needs to be improved as some facilities are outdated
    - Some particular teams are mismanaged and very hard to work with (although some teams are great)
    - No free parking
    - OT dinner really need to improve quanlity and increase buget as people stay later for important works and deserve a nice meal to relief from pressure
    - Not very competitive salary for testers and QA compare to other dev positions

    Advice to Management

    - Should not promote people to manager only based on their seniority and technical knowledges, leadership and people skill is also important and should considered.

  3. "Awesome Company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter II in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Recruiter II in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company takes care of each and every employee, good compensation/Stocks

    Cons

    Nothing so far that I noticed


  4. Helpful (4)

    "It is great, but too much competition."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is stable and growing.

    Cons

    Competitive, too many chinese. Everyone speaks in chinese.

    Advice to Management

    Value every employee equally even if not chinese. Practice to teach all to speak english rather than chinese.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Director Sotware Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Software Development in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Director of Software Development in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual working environment. Company in fast growth.

    Cons

    No career advancement no matter how great you're doing the job. Unless you are favored by the management. No performance related career adv. path.


  6. "and good financial status but the management based on group you stay on"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortinet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good financial status. The Company seems keep growing.

    Cons

    management based on the group

    Advice to Management

    more organized should be better.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "a decent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - stable
    - reasonable workload
    - friendly coworkers

    Cons

    - Lacks growth as a QA team member

  8. "Senior Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Development Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Development Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time

    Pros

    Many challenging projects. Leading position in the field. Flexible and very supportive customer service. Good pay. Fair system for promotion.

    Cons

    Less culture construction. Too old fashioned company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create a kind of Fortinet culture. Try to walk close and talk to your employees.


  9. "Challenging and Rewarding"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TAC Engineer I in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - TAC Engineer I in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and Rewarding

    Fortinet is an industry leader in Network Security Appliances. The wide range of services and products that Fortinet offers presents an array of career growth opportunities and specializations.

    In addition to the opportunity for career growth and a foot in the door to the Network Security field, Fortinet has a great work culture. From fun company outings, to job perks like company provided meals, excellent health benefits and opportunities to travel.

    At Fortinet you are surrounded by friendly staff and coworkers. Your peers are knowledgeable and helpful. At Fortinet your part of a team and everyone helps everyone learn and succeed.

    Cons

    -Longer commute than downtown Core.
    -High Pressure environment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find pragmatic approaches to bolstering team collaboration.


  10. "One of the best places I've ever worked."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tac in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Tac in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great enviroment to work in. Fantastic team to be a part of.

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.