Corning
3.6 of 5 146 reviews
www.corning.com Corning, NY 5000+ Employees

Corning Reviews

Updated Jan 26, 2014
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3.6 146 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks

Wendell P. Weeks

(87 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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research scientist

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Corning

ProsI like the research conditions

ConsLayoff happened in 2012 and 2013.

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Fairly good experience. Production training programs are great.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Corning

ProsAllowed to learn various jobs with great production training and very good pay for the Wilmington area. Employees are cross trained, intelligient, and high producers. Benefits package is good and opportunities to work overtime if desired. Great location to work and close to a lot of beaches.

ConsManagement is sometime indecisive and the fourth quarter brings uncertainty for layoffs or production slowdowns. If you can overlook the fourth quarter woos, the nine of the twelve month of work are fairly good for great pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on production volumes and mixes to ensure a stable 12 month production schedule to prevent appearance of instability. Remember to value the Wilmington plant production workers more. They are the reason for world optical fiber success. More and more Asia pointed as a high risk for lawsuits against US plants. Value fulltime Corning production workers at Wilmington NC home plant. Some business are starting to move out of China due to inability to access markets, reputation affects, and costs. Stop laying off quality workers just to hire temporary workers. Over time this will affect Corning quality and place in the market place including market share. Look at overhead salary cuts for savings not displacement or release of workforce. Upper and Mid - Management salaries are very high and company top heavy. You are only as strong as your weakest link. Remember that the Wilmington production employees, salesmen, and PPD engineers made the Corning company successful and rich.

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Good company to work for if you have a family

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Corning, NY

I worked at Corning full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThey pay attention to life work balance. The employees are well taking care of.

ConsThe location of majority of their facilities
. Years spent at the company has more weigh than what you accomplish.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify the work force. Too many layers of management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I used to think I'd retire from here

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Corning full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe people you work with day to day are fantastic. There is always new technology to learn and new experiences to have.

ConsCurrent leadership is more interested in appeasing Wall Street than doing what's best for the business to make it another 160 years. It's changed a lot from the company I started with, and not in a great way. I'm crossing my fingers but worried.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour experts are at the "bottom" of the hierarchy, in the businesses that make you money - you used to listen to them and guide the company accordingly. Now you just give them uninformed and impossible targets to hit. It's not working.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work if you are in or worked in Corning

Process Leader (Former Employee)
Hickory, NC

I worked at Corning full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood benefits and opportunities to advance if wiling to move (especially to Corning, NY). Technology focus company with a focus on quality. Global and focuses on diversity.

ConsDoesn't appreciate ideas offered outside of those in Corning. As a public company Management often bends to will of investors or looks at that aspect when making decisions versus looking at long time employees. Appeared to be moving towards more contractors vs employees.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Employees, Struggling Businesses

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Corning for more than 10 years

ProsInteresting technical work, well equipped labs, company committed to supporting RD&E

ConsShort attention span on projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in people as much as capital projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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As an hourly employee, it's a good place to make money if you desire.

Quality Specialist (Current Employee)
Wilmington, NC

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

ProsThe manufacturing experience and learning more about technology.

ConsIf on rotating shifts, this can be hard on your physical health.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good place to work at in Taiwan

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Corning

Prosnice hours, above average benefits and compensation

Consrepetitive work, unclear career path

Advice to Senior Managementtry to equalize US and Taiwan employee benefits

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Elevates one's Tech Knowledge.

Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Corning, NY

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

ProsExciting project all the times.

ConsSmall city with no prospects if you loose your job. Pay below average.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce gap between employees' pay and upper management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but future is uncertain

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Corning full-time

ProsPeople are generally nice; good culture; benefits are okay.

ConsFuture of company is uncertain and not promising; HQ location is rural and isolated.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecent stealth salary freeze, move to cliff vest and similar actions adversely affect employee morale and loyalty.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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