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Keyence Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be a challenge for some" (in 31 reviews)

  • "No work life balance- Long commute" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Analyst in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Legal Analyst in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The workplace is very structured and regimented. I came from a military background so it doesn't really bother me too much, but if you're not into that sort of thing then I guess it can be bad.

    Cons

    You really hit the ground running and the learning curve is very steep.


  2. "Intelligent group of people."

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales
    Former Employee - Technical Sales
    Recommends

    I worked at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    Employees are well valued and well treated. It can be a competitive environment, but difficult situations are handled calmly, and the politics are minimal. High potential for upward mobility. Expectations are clearly communicated.

    Cons

    Sales territory is split so that 8-10 sales people are selling different product groups to the same accounts. Couple this with a goal for number of sales calls per month and you've got a situation where it can be difficult to hit the sales call goal without clients becoming annoyed.

    Advice to Management

    Allowing sales staff to work from home would save most employees 2-4 hrs of time wasted on commuting per week.

  3. "Micro Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    They pay on time, even though they frequent news up bonuses

    Cons

    Extreme micromanagement. Upper management is really just a bunch of puppets for Japanese management, or the latest business catch phrase

    Advice to Management

    Honestly assess your self


  4. "Human Resources Business Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    decent pay but they work you like a dog

    Cons

    incompetent human resource department
    no culture , bunch of sheep


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    money is good right out of college

    Cons

    work life balance is poor


  6. "Corporate Employee"

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

    I have been working at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, open environment, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    work will pile up, very quiet office

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses are what keep people around. Management does listen to your opinions but hardly implements them. PTO isn’t bad

    Cons

    Extreme micromanagement. Clocking in and out isn’t necessary for salaried employees. Company culture is nearly nonexistent. All focus is on sales and little appreciation for corporate from management. Since they are a subsidiary everything has to run through the parent company and is micromanaged.

  8. "Great Opportunity to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, co workers are awesome, training is thorough and you really get to know your products before starting the job

    Cons

    ALOT of travel. Currently driving about 1000 miles a week. Very lonely and slow paced. Also at least a 1000 minutes of cold calls a month.

    Advice to Management

    More training on the phones


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    I worked at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    Keyence is a great company to start out at as an entry level person.

    Cons

    Long hours and you will drive everywhere

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The Ground Truth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Outstanding technical expertise
    - Fantastic products overall
    - Growing extremely fast

    Cons

    - Lower salary compared to competitors and to high cost of living areas like California
    - Overly complex bonus and commission structure
    - Poor leadership and developmemt of new leaders
    - Turnover

    Advice to Management

    - Increase pay significantly to retain top talent. If Keyence is supposed to the best, then pay the talent like the rockstars they are supposed to be
    - Stop forcing employees into managerial positions who cannot or will not lead


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