Corning

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Corning Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 164 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks

Wendell P. Weeks

(98 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are in a managerial position, you will have good work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • It is a great place for R&D people and you can learn lots of stuff in a short time(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Headquaters is located in a small town(in 13 reviews)

  • No real challenges - I have a great work life balance, very happy(in 7 reviews)

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    Excellent Company which treats most their employees with respect.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent Benefits
    Excellent Opportunities
    Good Pay Structure

    ConsNeed change to survive
    Lower Cost Structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to understand the shop floor employees needs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, could be great.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong portfolio and market position.
    Generally respectful environment.
    Good opportunities relative to location.

    ConsLacks a defined structure in some areas.
    Matrix management is confusing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess buzzwords and more true expertise.

     

    research scientist

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI like the research conditions

    ConsLayoff happened in 2012 and 2013.

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    No appreciation for worker contributions. Everyone is just a slot filler.

    Production Associate (Current Employee) Wilmington, NC

    ProsThe work and co-workers were good. The pay for my area was also good.

    ConsWould not recommend working for a company that disrespects it's workers like Corning does.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorning is one of the many companies to actively work to destroy the fabric of our own country by sending jobs to China and India. In another time they would be called traitors. But now Big Business has paid millions of dollars to lobbyist to corrupt representatives who then have written laws to benefit the bottom line of Big Business with no regard for the health and welfare of our country and our fellow citizens. They have no loyalty to our country. Shame on all these companies who cry about high taxes and pay almost none.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fairly good experience. Production training programs are great.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Disappointing as a company - especially in light of the fact that Corning has been around for over 150 years.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHas some embedded structure from being in business for so long.

    ConsLack of visionary leadership has caused Corning to not actualize on its potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some diversity of brilliant strategic thinking on your team - particularly in the areas of Mobile Wireless and IP Technologies.

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    Great place to work!

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsPolite culture, autonomous work environment, well structured career paths.

    Cons"Corning Cult" culture not for everyone.. its a very systematic process for career growth by design and some people can't remain patient and fit into the Corning system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue focusing on dropping dying businesses in pursuit of stronger market share in growing markets with good investment / stock returns. It's time to move the needle on Corning's stock price North.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My overall experience in Corning was wonderful. Great company focuses on innovation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Corning, NY

    Pros* Most colleagues were helpful and I learned a lot from people with various background
    * Team-based work environment
    * Exposure to top-notch technology
    * The company respects diversity and inclusion

    Cons* Total compensation wasn't competitive compared with other companies
    * Downsizing seems to be an annual event and many great talents are moving out
    * Location is not great

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of downsizing and letting people go on a regular basis, senior leaders should be aware that Corning is losing talents. Making Wall Street happy is not the only way to help the company grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Safety, Quality and Productivity at world class levels.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell established and structured company.

    ConsEasy come... Easy go.. Downsizing common.

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    Corning - Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMost ee's and management try to actually live the values of the company. Good opportunities for hardworking ee's.

    ConsSlow to change. Most manufacturing sites are located in rural locations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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