Keyence Employee Reviews

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Good First Job
Sales (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 28, 2016
Interesting products, get to learn something new everyday. Lots of freedom on the road. Compensation is great starting out. Work life balance isnt good unless you want to earn. Managers vary some are good others are terrible. If you are not management you are a pawn at any level, all employees are replaceable. Super Japanese culture, either you like it or you hate it. Micromanagement gets old. Younger smart people. If you are over 35 dont apply here.
Pros
Good starting salary
Cons
Micromanaged, no working from home, and there unspoken salary caps.
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Excelle sales system and training
Sales Leader (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSMay 27, 2015
- Best sales training
- Hard on metrics, they will push you to the limits
- You will become the best in your field
- Highly recommended
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Great place to learn and start a career
TECHNICAL MARKETING SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Itasca, ILApril 14, 2014
One of the best, and most difficult things about Keyence is that it will force you to learn and learn fast. You quickly develop the skills necessary to work and succeed. The managers are great and willing to work with you.
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Very Fast moving Environment, a very Technical place to work
Sr. Regional Manager (Former Employee) –  Itasca, ILOctober 9, 2013
I have no regrets, this was the best company I could have ever work for. They introduce the best and latest in technology products and paid very well.
Pros
I was able to learn as well as teach others about automation and controls
Cons
at the time I traveled over 90% of the time for the 10years I worked as a Sr. Manager
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Technical Sales Engineer (Current Employee) –  Elmwood Park, NJAugust 6, 2013
This company has great salary and benefits and chance for advancement for an entry level position. Extensive training program. Poor work life balance. Poor realistic job preview.

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*a typical day at work- 10 hour day. Mon & Fri on phone. Tue-Thur outside sales days.
*what you learned- technical product, sales and presentation methods
*management- Young management
*your co-workers- Young and all male staff
*the hardest part of the job- transporting 160lbs of equipment in and out of manufacturing facilities for demos.
*the most enjoyable part of the job- Interaction with customers.
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Alot of Money no time to Spend it
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Woodcliff Lake, NJMarch 11, 2013
Keyence will pay you alot of money but you will drive hundreds of miles a week and clock in 60 hours minimum a week no exaggeration.

The work day starts at 7:30am and ends 5:30pm. That's when your in the office (Mondays and Fridays). The other 3 days you drive and drive and drive. You could start at 5:00am and end at 10:00pm.

The company cares about sales but they care more about their sales peoples knowledge and they will compensate you more if you pass their tests.

The office culture is like Jones-town, and most of the employees are drinking the corporate Kool-aid like they have an IV drip.

You will get paid out at this job no lie if you can put up even semi decent sales numbers, but you will have absolutely no free time and you wil be excessively tired.

If you are a technical nerd/whizkid and you can feign kool-aid drinking. You will never be fired and you will have lots of money.
Pros
car allowance, commission, and money money money
Cons
no sleep, excessive travel, long office days, caffeine addiction and forced kool-aid drinking
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