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Cognex Overview
Natick, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CGNX)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Cognex machines see what mere mortals cannot. The company is one of the world's largest producers of systems that, linked to a video camera, serve as eyes where human vision is insufficient. Semiconductor, consumer goods, health care, and automotive companies ... Read more

Mission: “To be the most successful machine vision company in the world and to be a company that exceeds the expectations of its customers, employees, shareholders, vendors, and neighbors.”

Cognex – Why Work For Us?

Corporate Overview

Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation.

Cognex vision helps companies improve product quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs, and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price.

Typical applications for machine vision include detecting defects, monitoring production lines, guiding assembly robots, and tracking, sorting and identifying parts.

Cognex serves an international customer base from offices located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and through a global network of integration and distribution partners. The company is headquartered close to Boston in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.

Cognex is publicly traded on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol CGNX.

Working at Cognex

At Cognex, you’ll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. Cognex offers a dynamic work environment shaped by our mission and values, and a corporate culture that combines creativity, fun, and humor with a dedication to excellence. If you are looking for a financially strong, global company that is the leader in its industry...but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start up...Cognex is the right place for you.

“I started Cognex because I wanted to work each day in a particular type of that had smart, energetic, creative people who enjoy what they are doing, who like to have goals and accomplish those goals, and who take their work seriously, but not themselves.”

— Dr. Robert J. Shillman
Founder & Chairman
Cognex Corporation

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    Fantastic products surrounded by very talented people. The brand is second to none in the industry. Amazing organization that truly puts its people first.


    Channel management may be difficult at times but internal competition is good in such a competitive market. Communication between the business unit and sales can improve.

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    Keep up the great work. Very happy to be apart of this company.

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Cognex Interviews



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    Marketing Manager Interview

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    The process took a week. I interviewed at Cognex.


    I had a call with their recruiter and they fast tracked me in for an in-person, skipping over another phone interview with the hiring manager. I met with two employees and was actually approached about two different positions rather than just the one I was originally interested in.

    The first man I met with seemed skeptical about the experience I was bringing to the table and when asking how much I'd like in terms of salary, he made it pretty clear that he didn't think I was worth that much. I couldn't help but wonder if he responded this way because I am a woman.... he just seemed to be talking down to me for the majority of the conversation.

    The second man I met with was much more enthusiastic and professional. He liked my experience and we had a really nice chat. He also was able to really communicate how great Cognex is as a company. I could tell he loved what he does.

    The first man I met with then concluded the interview and had me walk out of the building by myself.. I had been brought to a second building so I had to find my way through the campus, back to reception to get my coat. I actually had to ask a janitor to guide me because there were locked doors I had to go through. The receptionist shook her head when she saw I was by myself, then told me it is protocol to escort people back.

    When I got home I actually felt quite alienated. I didn't receive an offer but I would say it's for the best.

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