Corning Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
Wendell P. Weeks
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Pros
  • Depending on your role, work/life balance can be catered to meet your needs (in 11 reviews)

  • Great place to work if you do that things (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Good corporate programs for work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Headquaters is located in a small town (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Corning, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corning as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment that I was in. From the first time I interned there, my coworkers were very nice and patient while training me. Corning values their employees (most of them) and the pay was better than most other people's I knew at the time.

    Cons

    HR and IT departments were kind of sloppy. Slow to respond to emails, phone calls, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize those who strive to make your company a better place.


  2. Ideal if you plan on relocating to a quiet location/area/city

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Painted Post, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, a lot to learn and very friendly environment

    Cons

    Location is quite isolated, getting an apartment would also be quite a problem. Social life is also quite on the low in corning and cities around


  3. Great place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance depending on the group / role. Cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Small town, no local competition for talent so everyone works for the same company.


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  5. Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work. Collaborative and supportive.

    Cons

    Located in a small town (assuming that is important)


  6. Control Engineering Intern

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Corning, NY
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of interesting projects available and employees are easily accessible for any questions. Decent pay

    Cons

    Employees travel a lot, so face to face communications are sometimes impossible.


  7. Control Engineer at Corning Inc.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Very good company with people from diverse backgrounds. Plenty of opportunities to get your hands on different technologies and learn.

    Cons

    Sometimes there may be some bureaucracy involved. A good place to work and raise a family, location may not be ideal.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company with many ladders to climb.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many divisions to find your niche. Corning values research, design, and engineering. There are a fair amount of opportunities to advance if you choose the right starting point. If you are in the right business unit, the salary is competitive and good work is recognized in bonuses.

    Cons

    The environment can be sterile and stuffy. While there are areas if advancement, many are blocked by Corning lifers. If you are in a business that is not constantly growing, in the stock market, then you're made to feel like you've let the entire company down.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees who get real work done. We understand the bottom line is key to success but setting lofty goals in spite of saturated market conditions is setting your employees up for failure.


  9. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Painted Post, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Yearly goal sharing bonus, good benefits, great recognition program, paid holidays, flex time, and a SUPERB lactation program for new moms. Best employer in the area!

    Cons

    They seem to always be cutting or downgrading programs lately (employee stock options, company cell phone plans, educational advancement programs, covering the internet costs for employees who work from home).

    Advice to Management

    A little more focus on valuing your employees as individuals, and not as numbers for cost savings graphs, would go a long way. We've had too many beneficial programs cut lately and really nothing to cushion the blows. I also wanted to say we have a superb lactation program for new moms, THANK YOU!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bonuses, good work/life balance, very nice people to work with

    Cons

    Small raises, It is who you know, Internal computer systems are outdated

    Advice to Management

    Get better systems inside the company


  11. Senseless

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    Former Employee - Production in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Production in Corning, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Corning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, eventual potential for advancement

    Cons

    Swing shift, will destroy you

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate swing shift



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