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Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Imaging Engineer Interview

Imaging Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Corning.

Interview Details – 3 phone screens, two are technical related.
Onsite was a great experience, the day before interview is a tour of the town, with a visit to the museum and the hot glass show. Onsite was intense, interviewed by 8 members of the group, starting with a presentation of PhD reseach.

Interview Question – Kirsh Filter, a nonlinear filter whihc I never heard of   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


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Average Interview

Optical Engineer Interview

Optical Engineer
Corning, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Corning in June 2014.

Interview Details – 1. 45 mins Human resource phone interview with basic questions (personality, why this position, expectation, when to start, etc.); after then, asked for additional information acquired from manager;
2. two weeks later, 60 mins manager phone interview: experience with this position; details of resume;
3. two weeks later, 60 mins phone interview with engineer in this group: all technical; more details of the resume;
4. two weeks later, on site interview: 8:00 to 3:00; 1 hr presentation and question; then 1 on 1 interview with director, manager and engineers, each 45 mins; sharing their experience, responsibility, asking for your background, detailed practical technical problems in the work, and give a solution.
5. offer provided after 10 days.

Interview Question – No challenging questions as long as you are well prepared   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Good base and package, not negotiable.


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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern

I applied online and interviewed at Corning.

Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by email to fill out a few employment surveys. I was then contacted by phone for one informal interview that was just to get to know me. I then scheduled a phone interview with the project manager I would be working with. They asked one technical question but it was very simple.

Interview Question – What would your ideal day at work be.   Answer Question


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Infortmation Technology Interview

Infortmation Technology
Corning, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Corning.

Interview Details – Phone screening and at least one on site interview. Usually with HR, Manager, and Supervisor and sometimes a panel of peers (to verify experience and knowledge)

Interview Question – What are your salary expectations?   View Answer


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Neutral Experience

Strategic Analyst Interview

Strategic Analyst

Interviewed at Corning

Interview Details – Most was about behavior questions. Specifically, reasons that I want to work for the company. Leadership experiences, why changing job position. weakness. School experiences, team work experience. I tried to answer to show my creativity, passion for technology, leadership, and customer-oriented mind.
Very friendly but 2 interviewers asked questions rapidly.

Interview Question – Why specifically Corning, manufacturing company.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Human Resources Manager Interview

Human Resources Manager
Corning, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Corning.

Interview Details – Very detailed interview using behavioral based questions.

Interview Question – Who was your most difficult customer and how did you handle him or her?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Corning in May 2011.

Interview Details – The hiring process is very straight. I applied through on-campus interview. They asked me questions about my background and my experience to see whether it matches their needs.

Interview Question – It is almost all about experience.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Process & Test Engineer – Contract Position Interview

Process & Test Engineer – Contract Position
Fairport, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Corning in July 2009.

Interview Details – Met with 6 to 7 different people for just a 6-month contract position. Lots of people to work through for something so short.

Interview Question – Lots of questions for a short experience. Would think they'd do something like this if a person was hired full time   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none because it was contract


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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

R&D Intern Interview

R&D Intern
Corning, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Corning in March 2012.

Interview Details – Obtained job description from a career services office at my university. Filled out their questionnaire and sent my resume. Did not get initial job but later got an email for a phone interview for a similar position. Phone interview was not too difficult.

Interview Question – Detailed questions on my main research experiences on my resume. No really unexpected questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not a lot to negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manufacturing Co-op Interview

Manufacturing Co-op

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Corning.

Interview Details – I initially applied for the position through my college website and was contacted within a few weeks. I set up an interview for a friday afternoon. During the interview I met with most of the department (4-5 individuals) mainly discussed my past work experiences and then went was walked through the production floor and shown what they do on a daily basis. Overall it was very relaxed and I knew within the first few minutes of the interview that this was going to be a very enjoyable place to work everyday.

Interview Question – What do you know about metrology and its technology?   Answer Question

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