Keyence Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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3.7
73%
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Yu Nakata
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay for college students fresh out of college(in 30 reviews)

  • "Developing company, good products, good colleagues(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Overall good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keyence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Career development, great products, great people

    Cons

    no flexibility, travel, too many KPIs

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  2. "Keyence"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Keyence part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay, holidays, colleagues are lovely

    Cons

    work pressure, deadlines, long working hours


  3. "Sales"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer 

    I worked at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for in terms of sales experience.

    Cons

    Micro-management may not suit everyone

  4. "OK to get started after graduating"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    basic is good job security basic industry knowledge provided

    Cons

    bonus's are poor no direct incentive for selling you are just a number to the japanese management lack of flexibility in most aspects of job lack of choice on company car - forced to pay high bik tax not much holiday in comparison with other companies

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  5. "Unstructured management and feel as though you're expendable"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Keyence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job Security, Christmas Party, Basic knowledge in Engineering and the training is provided

    Cons

    Bonus is not great. You do not get valued upon the work you put in compared to people who don't put any work in. You feel expendable and anyone who leaves is dead to the company. Management can be very strange as they only promote within based on time (even if you have experience beforehand which is never a factor) and so it is only Keyence's way. No management training is provided to anyone from an outside source. Even when you sell well, for some reason, you are questioned more in most circumstances and do not feel valued or appreciated. Also do not ask for any help with your personal life as Keyence is life. Not too sociable within the office.

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  6. "Good place"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Keyence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job security is very good

    Cons

    Work on quantity and not quality

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  7. "Great if you are new to Sales or a fresh graduate ... Experienced Sales people beware!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keyence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Militant style time table organisation is required (great for fresh grads) - Office workdays are long but generally when management arent peering over your shoulder there is a positive work hard and have fun mentality - Stick out the first 18 months to 2 years, and you will start to see pay rises and progression

    Cons

    - Managers are rigid, overbearing and practice micromanagement tactics - Much of the company strategy comes from Japan, where Keyence is a market leader. This is not the case in the UK, so expectation on sales area size and number of daily visits are wildly unrealistic and unsustainable. - A flat pay structure base on geography means that staff turn over is low in the north and midlands and very high in the south. Industry hot spots in some areas also create differing territory sizes (some 45mins drive end to end some 3h drive) No consideration is given as everybody has the same customer visit target. - A crazy number of KPI's mean sometimes activity is completed just to hit a KPI and not to drive business (e.g. 60 customer phone calls per day, sometimes it felt the customers were being harassed, and these customers often vocalised this)

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Heathrow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Keyence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training , Salary, Experience , Young colleagues

    Cons

    Work life balance Management is thin and poorly trained at best

  9. "Great starting block but.."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Keyence full-time

    Pros

    -good money -good technology

    Cons

    - MICRO MANAGEMENT - Cult mentality - robotic workflow -

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Keyence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good starting point for a sales career. Good support & good training. Good young culture. Quick promotion potential based on meritocracy.

    Cons

    Very much micro-management ethos.

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