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Fortinet Reviews

Updated May 27, 2019

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  1. Featured Review

    "Growing strong in recent years"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time for 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.

    Fortinet2019-02-09
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - AV Analyst III in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a very good company

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say here.

    Fortinet2019-05-27
  3. "It's just OK"

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    Current Employee - Network Support Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time

    Pros

    The culture is different depending on the department you get. You have hope if you get out of TAC... otherwise, there is not hope for you. You will be miserable forever.

    Cons

    The TAC has become just a call center over time. It's all about the number of calls answered and how fast you can dismiss customers without letting them feel you just needed to get to the next call to make the numbers (and do it again with the next one, and the next one, and the next one... until your day is over and you made your queue stats look good).

    Advice to Management

    -

    Fortinet2019-05-13
  4. "Junior Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Junior Mechanical Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time

    Pros

    To connect with an organization where I can use my best of the skills to earn benefit for that organization and for myself.

    Cons

    Fortinet must be affiliated with 6 sigma.

    Advice to Management

    1-Empower rather than control 2-Start training and coaching of the employee. 3-Enforce the team work

    Fortinet2019-04-28
  5. "A great company, holding itself back due to a cultural divide in office."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Valuable research & work is appreciated, lots of spare time to dedicate to your own research. Opportunity to present and share work. - There is flexible work hours (however, I have worked at places with much more flexibility) - Field is experiencing a lot of growth - Work is genuinely engaging and interesting. Lots of opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    - Education is valued more than work experience throughout the company. You are more valuable in some manager's eyes with a master or bachelors, even if you aren't that great at your actual job. Likewise, if you are a great developer, you might be passed up for someone with more 'education' - Some managers in some teams literally don't speak English. You may experience difficulty getting promoted if you don't speak...

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    Advice to Management

    If a position in a team is open to the best applicant, and language is not relevant to that position's skill, than the respective teams should be speaking English in their meetings. A a lot of teams CAN speak English in their meetings, but don't because Chinese is more comfortable to them. I understand that, but it is also conditioning the team to reject non-chinese speaking applicants. You are effectively limiting the...

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    Fortinet2019-04-28
  6. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - TAC Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    everything is awesome in the company

    Cons

    nothing is bad in the company

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you already do

    Fortinet2019-04-22
  7. "Chinese company in Canada"

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    Current Employee - Release Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    gym, fitness classes, clubs , HR is doing a great job and trying best from their end to make things work

    Cons

    1) Racist company, if you are chinese you will be well taken care of 2) No diversity, they find chinese people and hire them 3) Chinese is the official language not english , can you imagine that in canada 4) Interviews are in Chinese for chinese people 5) If canada makes IELTS EXAM mandatory then they wont be able to hire any 6) No team work as such, you join and you are all by yourself, there are people who do...

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    Advice to Management

    If you truly want to become global , hire non chinese people as well else dont waste peoples time

    Fortinet2019-05-23
  8. "Racist Employer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fortinet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is the Best company if you are Chinese - No need to learn English - Benefits and recommendation from managers - Better chance at promotion If you are not one of them then .. it is opposite !

    Cons

    -Directors and VPs cannot speak or understand English ! (I am not sure how they got job !) - No career development ( only Chinese employee will get good features). - 45 hours week - Work from home not allowed - No food / drinks available ( you pay for it in Vending Machine - Pay for Parking (Company owns entire building but you pay for your parking ! ) - 25$ budget per person on Annual event. (If you...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn English.

    Fortinet2019-05-13
  9. "TAC Level 1"

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      Former Employee - TAC Leve I in Ottawa, ON

      I worked at Fortinet full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great place to learn the fundamentals. Geared towards gaining your certifications and improvement.

      Cons

      Managers are undesirable. No tact or recognition of your work. Needs improvement.

      Advice to Management

      Professionalism goes a long way.

      Fortinet2019-04-06
    • "Web Developer"

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      Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Vancouver, BC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Fortinet full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      the overall is good, not too much work.

      Cons

      pay not as attractive as other companies, management is bad.

      Fortinet2019-03-01
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