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Keyence Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Technical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Keyence (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for this position online and was contacted by an outside recruiter a several weeks later. The company was searching for recent graduates that are able to start in that upcoming May/June. The recruiter set up an initial call to explain a bit more about the company as well as the position I had applied for. She asked several basic interview questions such as, why I wanted that position, what I look for in a company, why I am interested in a technology based company, etc. From there you have to apply to the company itself. If your resume is accepted you have to complete a 55 question exam in 25 minutes on basic conceptual physics.

    Interview Questions

    • You are asked 55 questions in 25 minutes on conceptual physics, If your score is high enough you will be contacted to take a personal assessment test and an online computer ran interview. Meaning that the questions are asked via a recorded simulation and then record your answer to play back to managers later. If you move through the process from there you have a third in person interview.   Answer Question
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    Technical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Keyence in February 2017.

    Interview

    1. Mechanical aptitude test. fairly easy
    2. Hirevue interview. Fairly basic questions
    3. Personality assessment test
    4. In-Person interview

    They got back to me in time and with precise instructions on what to do.

    Interview Questions

    • Where will you be in 5 years
      Tell us your story
      What motivates you. what demotivates you
      why do you want to work at keyence
      what personality attributes you have that make you feel you'll succeed in this role
      Location preferences and why  
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    Technical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Keyence in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is absolute stupidity and comes across as juvenile in nature. The juvenile part is the basic physics test which a monkey can pass. The stupid part is the idiotic online interview which is both cold and robotic at the same time. The questions are beyond simplistic and actually an insult to a seasoned salesperson. I almost said heck no to doing it but did it against my better judgement. I'll no better next time since it was a total waste of time. I got a response the next day that said "Upon further review of your qualifications and after considering all aspects of your application, we regret that we will be unable to continue to pursue you as a candidate." What does that mean? You saw my qualifications on my resume and I know I killed your stupid questions on the so-called interview! What an absolute loser company. Garbage in garbage out.

    Interview Questions

    • Where will you be in 5 years
      Tell us your story
      What motivates you. what demotivates you
      why do you want to work at keyence
      what personality attributes you have that make you feel you'll succeed in this role
      Location preferences and why
      Blah blah blah  
      Answer Question
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    Technical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    There was a mechanical aptitude test (mostly gears and levers; you don’t need to know any math), a pre-recorded video interview, and a “personality” assessment that, in addition to normal personality and behavioral questions, also had a lot of pattern matching. If you that far, then HR sends everything to the hiring managers, who may or may not bring you in for an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What motivates you? What demotivates you?
      Q: Why do you want to work for Keyence?
      Q: Talk about an awkward situation and how you handled it.  
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Keyence.

    Interview

    Difficult interview process. Applied online and received invitation for caliper test. 200 questions with analytical and math questions. Then invited to do hirevue interview. Questions were really hard. I don't think I advanced to the next level as I know I did poorly on the questions. There was unlimited time for 3/5 questions to prepare in the hirevue

    Interview Questions

    • Name a task that you were unmotivated to do and how you got through it   Answer Question
    • when did you have to adapt something to meet the expectation of others   Answer Question
    • Ideal career and your qualified qualities. Cant remember exact question   Answer Question
    • What kind of environment do your thrive in   Answer Question
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    Technical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Keyence (Chicago, IL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Just as everyone else had said. Contacted by a recruiter internally and then given a very simple Benet Test. Moved on to the Video interview and was asked the same 5 questions as the previous reviewers stated. Moved on to the personality test and said I would be contacted 5-10 business once I moved on from that step. Well... I was not contacted after two weeks, so I followed up with an e-mail and no response. A week after that I called and was told my video interview had not been reviewed yet. A half a week later I received a basic e-mail saying they did not choose me. Not exactly sure what they are looking for as my wife received an in person interview and she has an Enterprise background with zero technical experience (she declined the interview because they took too long and she wouldn't be able to give her employer a 2 week notice) and I have a technical background with sales experience (outside sales, not B2B). Overall unfortunate that they take such a long time with their process.

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    Technical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Keyence in December 2016.

    Interview

    This company moves very quickly. After contact from a recruiter, They began weeding out the candidates by beginning with a basic conceptual physics test, then move to a Hirevue interview, then an in-depth personality test with logic puzzles often included. All before a final personal interview. Whole process took about a week to hear back on whether you'd made it to the final interview or not

    Interview Questions

    • They'll ask about uncomfortable circumstances, future plans, personal values, and standard questions through a video interview.   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (3)  

    Technical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Keyence.

    Interview

    Consisted of a mechanical aptitude test, personality test, and a hirevue video interview. I went through a recruiting firm and they helped prep me for some of the questions that I was to expect in the hirevue. It was little weird at first, but after the first couple questions you start to become more familiar with the process and it gets easier. Still would have liked to talked to an actual person instead of speaking to my computer

    Interview Questions

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    Consultive Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Keyence (Atlanta, GA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    aptitude test, personality test, video interview. Video interview is the most important. Do not try and lie on their personality test, and make sure to be aggressive when answering. Do not put all your eggs in one basket for this job opportunity.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Keyence (Louisville, KY).

    Interview

    I spoke to a recruiter first then applied for the job. They immediately send you a link to the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test. After that they will send you a link to the HireVue that will ask questions like what motivates you, personal and professional aspects about you. Then they will send you a link to the Caliper that is basically a personality/IQ test. After your done with that they will send your profile out to the managers of the 8 different divisions.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Why are you interested in technical sales?

      2. Talk about personal and professional aspects about yourself that would make you a good fit for Keyence.

      3. What parts of a job motivate you? Demotivate you?

      4. What are your career aspirations? 5 year plan?

      5. Talk about an awkward situation and how you handled it.

      6. Tell us something we should know about you?

      7. Top three location preferences for work and why?  
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