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Corning Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Process Simulation Engineer Interview

Process Simulation Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Corning in April 2014.

Interview Details – Phone interview scheduled within one week of resume submission. Got invited for on-site interview. Offer not generated yet. Some questions on failure analysis, mechanical testing and simulation using FEA software e.g. ANSYS and ABAQUS for brittle materials. Initially, it will be a contract position for few months before getting converted to full time. That is the company norm.

Interview Question – Lots of technical questions from your resume and good mix of behavioral questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Plant Controller Interview

Plant Controller
Arlington, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Corning in December 2013.

Interview Details – Received call from Human Resources who passed my information on to the hiring manager. Phone interview with the hiring manager and in person interview at the plant.The interview was with several mangers and potential employees or coworkers. Interview took about 5 hours which included onsite lunch

Interview Question – There were not what I consider to be difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Engineer Interview

Engineer

Interviewed at Corning

Interview Details – Got a email asking for scheduling time for call, and had some conversation regarding resume and visual basic programming

Interview Question – general behavioral question   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Chemical Process Engineer Interview

Chemical Process Engineer

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Corning.

Interview Details – First there is an initial 10 minute phone screening. Then you will be asked to answer a questionnaire followed by a phone interview in which the interviewer paraphrases the questionnaire. A month later there was an all day onsite interview.

Interview Question – The interviewers did not ask a lot of questions. It was your responsibility to ask the questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Melting Technology Engineer Interview

Melting Technology Engineer
Harrodsburg, KY

I applied online and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Corning in August 2013.

Interview Details – Applied for a different position and was "encouraged" to apply for the Melting Technology Engineer position. First and foremost, the interview process with Corning is exceptionally long. From initial application to final notice was a total of 3 months and 8 days.

The interview process consisted of the initial online application, a follow up questionnaire about job specific issues, a phone interview with Human Resources, a phone interview with the Hiring Manager, a series of in person 1:1 interviews that lasted 8 hours and a follow up phone interviews with expat engineers.

Be prepared for interviews with engineers not in the department you are interviewing with. It is clear the majority of the people who do interview a candidate do not bother to read their resume. The individuals who take time to read a candidate's resume will stand out.

Interview Question – Describe one instance where you had to resolve a conflict within a group and what the result was.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Corning.

Interview Details – Applied online. Got invited to interview on campus with rep. After that did multiple phone interviews none of which had knowledge of original interview. Did have an info session on campus day before the interview and was helpful in meeting the recruiters and getting to know them so you felt more at easy during the interview.

Interview Question – Greatest thing you have ever done?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Process Control Engineer Interview

Process Control Engineer

Interviewed at Corning

Interview Details – Nothing unexpected. Questions are already posted in this forum.

Interview Question – What is your greatest achievement?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Process Engineer Interview

Senior Process Engineer
Manassas, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Corning in January 2013.

Interview Details – I had to communicate with three Corning HR Reps / Recruiters in the interviewing process.

The first contact was made by a HR representative to schedule for phone interview. I insisted on an in-person interview, so I ended up interviewing with the hiring manager. There were multiple interruptions during the interview. People would come into the room and discussed issues with the hiring manager. Nevertheless, the interview went well and lasted around 2 hours. He invited me back for a presentation as well as a group interview. The group interview comprised of managers from quality, operation, plant manager, product development, and tech service. The interview lasted half day. At the end of the interview, I was advised that the hiring decision would be made within a week. I followed up after the second week and learned that there were multiple candidates inconsideration, but there were still no hiring decision. I was advised again that the decision will be made on the 3rd week, but I did not hear anything back during or beyond the 3rd week.

Couple days later, the position was posted again.

Interview Question – The hiring team tend to be technical in interview questions. There were specific questions regarding the understanding of equipment and process.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Engineer Interview

Engineer

Interviewed at Corning

Interview Details – Got a call without any prior notice. Asked about when I can graduate and that's it. Lasted about one minute or two.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Scientist Interview

Senior Scientist
Corning, NY

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Corning in March 2012.

Interview Details – interview starts with the breakfast of the first day with 1 to 1 talk with a senior scientist.
Then I did a presentation about my research for 1 hour with several questions and discussions followed.
Most of the following 1 to 1 interviews are based on this presentation.
I had lunch, dinner and next breakfast with managers and scientists and took 2 days to finish up.
First half of the second day was interviews, but it ended by noon and the second half was a Corning city tour.

Then the most frustrating part comes; waiting for the reply.
It took like 2 months until I got a disappointing reply.
According to the manager, my presentation was good and all the group members liked me.
But, due to the budget cut, the position itself disappeared.

If that is the case, it would be much better to know it earlier than waiting for 2 months for nothing.

Interview Question – What motivates you most for the work? Provide experience and achievement to support it.   Answer Question

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