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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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    Great place to work filled with smart, energetic people. Great atmosphere and always opportunities for advancement.


    Communication could be improved somewhat

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cognex (Natick, MA) in February 2017.


    Met with two technical people. They asked me general questions based off my resume. The whole interview lasted around a couple of hours. Was given a brief tour of the facilities. Thought the interview went well, but was turned down anyways.

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