Cogent Reviews

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Ming Hsieh
5 Ratings
  • It was wonderful and good learning ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Cogent full-time (more than 3 years)


    Work-life balance, office culture,leadership, Employee-HR relationship, Perks


    Benefits, Personal growth has to be improved

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    Need good benefits

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Cogent Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Salesperson Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cogent in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a career fair. The hiring manager at Cogent attended. I was the first to interview with him. He reviewed my resume and asked me for examples of how I've succeeded, about the number of places where I've worked. He's referred me in to other places.

    Interview Questions
    • In another interview for a different job at a REIS company, the manager asked "What the downside would be to hire you."   View Answer
    • If you ever had to lie to your boss or your husband, which would you choose? And don't say, "Neither."   View Answer
    • Why have you worked at so many places?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    It's a hardware job and I was refining my focus to software sales, where I can make more money.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Cogent Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1990
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

3M Cogent knows security. The company provides Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) that governments, law enforcement agencies, and companies use to capture, analyze, and compare fingerprints. 3M Cogent's offerings include proprietary biometrics access control software, hardware (including mobile systems), system maintenance, and services that include consulting, implementation, and systems integration. It also enjoys an alliance with Northrop Grumman for design, development, and sale of biometric ID systems. 3M Cogent operates in Austria, Canada, China... More

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