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Cognex Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Growing company, great culture, great people (in 10 reviews)

  • Culture, benefits, people, play hard (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • no career path with in the organization (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A look into the inside."

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    Current Employee - Software in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software in Portland, OR
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall cognex is a great company to work for. Very laid back work environment for the most part as long as you get your work done. There is a lot of freedom to be creative and work out your own solutions to problems. Managers always listen to suggestions and are open to your ideas.

    Cons

    Too far out of town. But that is only in relation to where I live so...

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between the different groups in the building.


  2. "Great opportunities to excel at a highly successful comany!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, smart leadership, willing to do the right thing! I have worked at a few companies and Cognex stands out as one of the best. Great culture and place to grow! People stay at Cognex for a reason, one of the best companies in Massachusetts.

    Cons

    More interactions with our colleagues in Europe and Asia!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your new talent and middle managers, groom them for the next step. There are new employees and managers that bring new perspectives from other successful companies!

  3. "Product Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best products in industry, very high knowledge level, great culture, very international

    Cons

    Demanding, cafeteria food, matrix organization


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Repair Technician"

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    Former Employee - Senior Repair Technician in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Repair Technician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working on new product. Being apart of the work to bring it to the public. Working with very intelligent people. The team atmosphere. Their commitment to quality. I enjoyed working on RMA's and fixing them. Determining what caused a unit to fail. I enjoyed being a part of the team to better and more versatile units.

    Cons

    Getting parts sometimes for old units. The slow season between starting a new product and having finished getting the last new one up and running.

    Advice to Management

    Stream line the getting parts for the older units. Keep up the courses in team work. They much improve are abilities to function as a team.


  5. "Its a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Entry Level Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Entry Level Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good leadership, good core values,

    Cons

    none so far, did not find any worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. "great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognex full-time

    Pros

    great opportunities, good culture, upper management has a good vision

    Cons

    fast growing - so some things are understaffed


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, interesting product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognex full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and bonuses, very interesting products that make life of engineers and developers very challenging, good values, smart people to work with

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low range, but that is compensate by bonuses, awards and benefits

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture! Decent, hardworking, down to earth employees.

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary. Company still has to figure out how to scale for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work; don't lose sight of what makes Cognex a great company to work for. Hire carefully.


  9. "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard is the mantra. The core values of the company include outstanding benefits and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    No huge opportunities for advancement. HR seems disconnected and aloof when dealing with employee relations

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course in almost every area. Beef up HR and listen to employee feedback regarding opportunities for advancement


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Everyone was always willing to help me learn more about the company. Company shuts down for a full paid week off during 4th of July and Christmas week.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say here.


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