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  1. It was wonderful and good learning ground

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Benefits, Personal growth has to be improved

    Advice to Management

    Need good benefits


  2. Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cogent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very friendly work environment, challenging job. You can learn a lot of coding skills.

    Cons

    promotion is seldom. Salary is not very satisfied


  3. Helpful (1)

    Nice work experiance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cogent part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Full visa sponsorship (H1, Green card) available at no cost COGENT is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and E-Verify employer.

    Cons

    Location is not good especially for a computer based company

    Advice to Management

    Need more efficiency


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  5. R&D summer intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Pasadena, CA
    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cogent as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The supervisors are friendly and easily accessible Small-sized company with stable profit great location, almost no overtime

    Cons

    Only chief scientists and above have offices, senior scientist only have cubicles The company is mostly limited to fingerprint products, not too much room for improvement


  6. Helpful (1)

    Scam job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cogent as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy interview The said pay seemed nice Easy job to train if your into sales

    Cons

    Everything that follows. Worked for a week and didn't get paid what I was told. The group meeting are basically mind tricks trying to pull you into thinking you can hit sales ( appts)


  7. Helpful (2)

    no real change in engineering after 3M buyout

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cogent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    everyone has no clear defined job duties, good for youngster to get trained to be all arounded. highly recommended for this respect

    Cons

    years (decade) of rapid development, no clear design process or documentation, no formal regression verification, and customer specific delivery mentality against unrealistic deadline finally caught up in recent years 3M buyout almost 2 yrs, no real impact in engineering direction

    Advice to Management

    need a total face lift in legacy product, like a new 2nd generation product etc


  8. satisfying, can be better

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, good work balance

    Cons

    Too many management levels, very slow for action

    Advice to Management

    Keep in sync with your teams.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Enough, it's fun

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1 the coworkers are nice 2 job content is fun,( at least to me) 3 a lot of chineses , i don't even have to speak english ( maybe it is a con )

    Cons

    1 salary is OK, but not as good as google 2 long working hour 3 no other cons, baba aba ba asffafa

    Advice to Management

    My director is a very very nice person , but sometimes he is strict to me on my task, which is good for my career:)


  10. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offered good benefits, interesting work, and the managers cared about the work/life balance. They also offered social activities for staff morale-building.

    Cons

    The opportunities to advance were somewhat limited, in part, I think, because turnover is so low...new positions don't open up that often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing; the respect you show staff and the work/life balance that you support is commendable.



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