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Cognex Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Cutting edge organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognex full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "HR Operations Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HRIS Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - HRIS Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture. You have to live it to believe it!

    Cons

    Terrible salaries, Little career growth, HR Management does not set you up for success, No work from home!

    Advice to Management

    Support your reports in all that they need to grow, speak to your reports and not down to them, a leader knows how to identify strengths - encourage your reports to grow from their strengths and allow them to apply those strengths towards projects and responsibilities. A work from home environment really should be considered.


  3. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Communication could be improved somewhat


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  5. "Good atmosphere and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, smart people to work with; great market and rise rapidly. Can learn things quickly by doing work and from others.

    Cons

    Salary on the lower end in the tech industry. Pressure can be quite high at times especially when it comes from customers' demand.

    Advice to Management

    Considering the high living cost of Boston and the industry average, compensation needs to be noticeably improved to better retain and attract top people. Put more financial emphasis on engineering department, where the core work gets done. This is the core competence of the whole company and also what has been widely done in the leading tech companies.


  6. "Pretty Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognex full-time

    Pros

    Cognex is a different and innovative company. Its a mixture of east coast business attitude when dealing with customers, and west coast start up mentality when working as a team and bonding.

    Cons

    Some managers are not great team players. Increasing team size to meet demand can be slow.


  7. Helpful (1)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Asia, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Asia, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing really but if you are a politician, you will have an easy working life there. If you dont have any passion, you can survive there!

    Cons

    Too much political and conservative, work all day long much, not like the US based. Weak HR. No one keeps a local labor law

    Advice to Management

    Plse be fair enough!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product Marketing Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Very dynamic company
    -Strong culture
    -Lean and efficient

    Cons

    Feels like sometime the company moves too fast without full vetted the strategy


  9. "New Hire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cognex full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the company has an awesome culture, there is room to move and grow in the company, very welcoming to new employees

    Cons

    so far I do not have any cons about the company as I am a new employee


  10. "Awesome Workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognex (More than a year)

    Pros

    Skilled engineers working with great enthusiasm.

    Cons

    Did not provide relocation assistance.


  11. "SQA Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upton, MA

    I have been working at Cognex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, people, play hard

    Cons

    Management, pay, disorganization, lack of direction


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