Cognex Reviews

Updated May 4, 2021

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Cognex President, CEO and Director Robert Willett
Robert Willett
106 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, the best I have ever experienced(in 18 reviews)

  • "hard play hard(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Buddy system for progress, poor work/life balance, not actually a meritocracy(in 7 reviews)

  • "Next to no career path possibilities if you are not French or in Headquarters(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      Great place to work

      Jul 30, 2020 - Manufacturing Engineer in Natick, MA
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      Pros

      Great culture, the best I have ever experienced! Good with work/life balance Plenty of fun both at work and at off site events Engineers allowed to move fast to fix problems Movement to other departments/responsibilities is encouraged

      Cons

      Sometimes we move TOO fast. We always seem to have time to fix a screw up but never enough time to do it right up front Not fans of working from home. This pandemic has shown that many people can be effective working from home but the old guard wants everyone back in the office. Doesn't make much sense.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      Apr 16, 2021 - Associate Software Engineer in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Super great workplace and people

      Cons

      Things either move too slow or too fast

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fast paced, great people, exposure to worldwide teams and various industries

      Apr 12, 2021 - Software 
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      Pros

      Innovative teams, great leadership. Easy to pivot between roles within the company

      Cons

      Certain teams and projects can become siloed

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      Apr 15, 2021 - Anonymous in Natick, MA
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      Pros

      Good culture with lots of company events planned

      Cons

      Have to work overtime a lot

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Engineering Culture

      Apr 9, 2021 - Principal Software Engineer in Framingham, MA
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      Pros

      Senior Engineers have a lot of input on how products get developed

      Cons

      Sometime hierarchy and politics prevent you from doing the right thing

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Possibly one of the best companies to work for!

      Mar 19, 2021 - Operations in Natick, MA
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      Pros

      An awesome culture of respect, perseverance, integrity, customer first, friendliness and so much more!

      Cons

      I can not recall one

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Exciting and Engaging

      Mar 29, 2021 - Applications Engineer 
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      Pros

      You get to face new and unique challenges every day.

      Cons

      Sometimes the days are long.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company

      Mar 19, 2021 - Senior Applications Engineer in Cupertino, CA
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      Pros

      flexible work time is good for me

      Cons

      overtime work occasionally, if the customer asked

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      No

      Apr 18, 2021 - N/A 
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      Pros

      None really come to mind.

      Cons

      No balance of work life. Culture doesn't recognize work, just profits.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company!

      Mar 16, 2021 - Consultant 
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      Pros

      Great place to work! Lots of opportunity for growth.

      Cons

      Lack of flexible working opps

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