Corning
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www.corning.com Corning, NY 5000+ Employees

Corning Reviews in Corning, NY

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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90% Approve of the CEO

Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks

Wendell P. Weeks

(39 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Nice Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Corning, NY

I have been working at Corning full-time for more than 5 years

Prosbig company with small town feel

ConsBig company, promoting growth through change is good, but it can also cause constant insecurity for workers in fear their jobs may disappear any moment.

Advice to Senior Managementget to know the people who work for you by personal interview, not by what someone else has to say.

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

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Corning - Inorganic Materials Company All The Way Through

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Corning, NY

I worked at Corning full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompany has good technology (materials plus process) in core competencies area: fusion draw for thin glass, silica vapor deposition for fiber draw, good cables, extrusion in catalytic converters and filters. Scientific and engineering staff excellent. Great place to work if you do that things. Makes money to spite itself. Company closes or sells old technology to refresh.

ConsCompany ignores $20 million market as too small. Common to waste 50 $M for bad investments. Annual layoffs now in USA. High egos and nepotism(?) too common in management. Corning averse risk. Company bad at bringing new tech from outside.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou appear good to Wall Street, not to employees. Morale is lowered. Must get quality leadership at very top of the S&T, where say one thing to face and do another behind back. I say cowardly. What kills opportunity at end is same you knew to kill them in the beginning- so respect you must reality!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Engineer (Former Employee)
Corning, NY

I worked at Corning as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThe company invests lots of money in research projects and have lots of researchers at the HQ. If you are mediocre, don't be afraid because you can just survive. Here are some tricks that might help: (1) You need to be in a position that allows you to say some project management keywords: "GO", "NO GO"; (2) If you don't know anything about software or hardware, just ask ask somebody else to do it for you; For a small MATLAB program ,you need to have $20k available to pay for a third party to write it for you. Don't feel bad , it's company's money; (3) You must be really good at writing up patents and invention disclosures from nothing new; (4) Hire/manipulate contractors and take the ownership of their work.

ConsNice weather for skiing almost all year long.
Too bad for smart guys over there being taken advantages of.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a job somewhere else you are not good enough

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very positive experience working at the NY location

Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
Corning, NY

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

ProsCollaborative and innovation driven culture. There is a very distinct family like culture in the organization which sometimes get disrupted from hiring/firing cycle.

ConsRemote location hurt those without family. It is 5 hr drive away from NYC. Nearest city is Rocherster. No other employer near the city and company have to often cut down on employee number to make up for the numbers.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is doing a good job keeping everyone informed through regular employee meets. There must be something done to better monetize innovation from Corning.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lot more experience then normal role of Business Analyst

Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Corning, NY

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

ProsReally good work environment. Nice management

ConsNeed to get more exposure on other technologies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of varieties

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Corning, NY

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

Pros. lot of research and development projects
. most of peoples are amazing

Cons. Some program needs more consistent and clear leadership
. Living around Corning could be a bit of ....

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

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As a scientist, you get good pay, and good opportunities for training

Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Painted Post, NY

I worked at Corning full-time

ProsExcellent seminars and support for web-based and classroom training. Friendly culture. Good pay and bonuses. Good work environment for PhD scientists, less so for lab techs.

ConsPeriodic layoffs with no warning (though you do get severance pay). Too much stratification between scientists, technicians, and production workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in R&D to have new and innovative products in the future. Try to streamline workflow in the labs to avoid long wait times to get critical data.

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

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

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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Good materials company

Research Engineer (Former Employee)
Corning, NY

I worked at Corning full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery deep expertise in glass science, very good project management culture, highly skilled co-workers

ConsOld company mindset, slow in decision making

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire people from outside to middle management positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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