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no real change in engineering after 3M buyout

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Former Employee - Engineering in Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Engineering in Pasadena, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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  1. satisfying, can be better

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cogent

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Enough, it's fun

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Cogent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    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:)


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