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    Getting a job here is a golden ticket!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Keyence full-time (less than a year)


    -The job is not stressful (I was previously the GM of a construction company and they worked me to the bone at 85 hours a week for half the pay)
    -Everything is compensated
    -Pay is great (at 22 years old my starting salary was 63k plus commision)
    -Benefits are great
    -Travel (I had the opportunity to train and explore in 13 different states)
    -Training is long and thorough
    -The culture is awesome, there is a good split between age groups. Although the company does trend on the younger side, My office hangs out after work often.
    -Managenent cares about you


    -work ends at 5pm, but if you leave the office before 5:15pm, it is frowned upon (makes no sense to me, make work end at 5:15 then!)
    -although the job isn't stressful, I barely have enough time to fit the gym, food shopping, and meal prep into my work week.
    -if your manager doesn't like you, you're not going to enjoy this job.
    -I had to choose the type of car I could drive based on the size of my equipment (big box for the tech)
    -lifting heavy equipment in and out of my car hurts my lower back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Move away from the Japanese culture
    -create more bonding work events
    -more joint sales calls in the beginning
    -more communication between divisions

    Positive Outlook
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Keyence Interviews

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    Technical Sales Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Keyence.

    Interview Details

    After applying, you have to take an online assessment. If you do well, which you should, you will be asked to schedule a phone interview. If you make it past the phone interview, you then have an online Skype interview. Following that is another online assessment and face to face interview.

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Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (68610)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

When it comes to factory automation, sensors provide the sweet chaCHING cadence for Keyence Corp. Established in 1974 Keyence manufactures a slew of sensors, machine vision and measurement systems, barcode readers, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Its short list includes photoelectric sensors, pressure sensors, and ultrasonic sensors. A line for vision measurement offers optical micrometers, digital microscopes, and others. Keyence also provides technical support and training to customers. The sensors supplier holds more than a 40% stake in a software vendor... More

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