Cognex Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
20 Reviews

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  1.  

    great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognex full-time

    Pros

    great opportunities, good culture, upper management has a good vision

    Cons

    fast growing - so some things are understaffed

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  2.  

    Its a good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entry Level Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Entry Level Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    good leadership, good core values,

    Cons

    none so far, did not find any worth mentioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
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  3.  

    The place to work in Hungary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    The company pays extreme attention to details about how you feel about your everyday life. Excellent location of the office in the heart of the city. Plenty of places to go to grab lunch. Great equipment, always high-end hardware (DELL), office furniture is from Blue, highest quality you can wish for. Great people, cool atmosphere, MOC (Ministry Of Culture) to make sure the social life amongst "Cognoids" is always busy.

    Cons

    No real cons, maybe personal preferences for some, but I couldn't mention anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in Hungary should be more like management in the main US office.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Senior Repair Technician

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    Former Employee - Senior Repair Technician  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Repair Technician in Portland, OR

    I worked at Cognex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working on new product. Being apart of the work to bring it to the public. Working with very intelligent people. The team atmosphere. Their commitment to quality. I enjoyed working on RMA's and fixing them. Determining what caused a unit to fail. I enjoyed being a part of the team to better and more versatile units.

    Cons

    Getting parts sometimes for old units. The slow season between starting a new product and having finished getting the last new one up and running.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stream line the getting parts for the older units. Keep up the courses in team work. They much improve are abilities to function as a team.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Product Marketing

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    Best products in industry, very high knowledge level, great culture, very international

    Cons

    Demanding, cafeteria food, matrix organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities to excel at a highly successful comany!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Natick, MA

    I have been working at Cognex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great products, smart leadership, willing to do the right thing! I have worked at a few companies and Cognex stands out as one of the best. Great culture and place to grow! People stay at Cognex for a reason, one of the best companies in Massachusetts.

    Cons

    More interactions with our colleagues in Europe and Asia!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your new talent and middle managers, groom them for the next step. There are new employees and managers that bring new perspectives from other successful companies!

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A look into the inside.

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    Current Employee - Software  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Cognex

    Pros

    Overall cognex is a great company to work for. Very laid back work environment for the most part as long as you get your work done. There is a lot of freedom to be creative and work out your own solutions to problems. Managers always listen to suggestions and are open to your ideas.

    Cons

    Too far out of town. But that is only in relation to where I live so...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between the different groups in the building.

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    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Worked for Cognex for over 5 years. Certainly a company with a prominent and unique work environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognex full-time

    Pros

    This is where I cut my teeth as a manager, which I much preferred to writing code, although I still contributed at the architecture level.

    Cons

    Forced shut down and either no pay or use vacation hours for a specific week in the summer, decided by the Executive Team.

  10.  

    Working with a team of highly skilled colleagues, trying to build the best machine vision systems available.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    * international teams
    * great company culture
    * inspiring results

    Cons

    * in engineering teams, success stories should be shared more often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better progress on how the employee is performing throughout the year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its all about the culture & people

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, technology.
    If you can get in young and stay; great opportunities
    internship & co-ops

    Cons

    reviews & pay increases. clicks. It matters where you attended school.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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