Corning Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
171 Reviews

3.6
171 Reviews
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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
Wendell P. Weeks
102 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continued growth, commensurate with overall performance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    Ability to grow within a chosen area or diversify while remaining with the same company. Small town, and at the same time, global company. Opportunity to travel as needed.

    Cons

    It is what you make it. As with all companies, not knowing how to navigate corporate culture and relying only on merit will not work. Again, that is not unique to Corning Inc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage folks to focus on the life piece of work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning

    Pros

    High exposure to wide range of scientific areas.

    Cons

    As a technician it can be tough to get out of the Contract Employee trap. Lay-offs often loom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little transparency goes a long way. Managament would do well to be up front about permanent possibilites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Corning

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    Corning is a good company, which has long history of innovation. Employees are respected. People are nice here.

    Cons

    Corning is in a small town in upper state of New York. It is kind of far from big cities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager/Engineering III

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hickory, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Pension plans are above avg

    Cons

    Lack job security and code of ethics. Management loves protecting themselves with their severance agreements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do not understand wireless or broadband, or how to deploy products to the marketplace. Your culture is not about QoS - but cost reduction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Melting Development Engineer

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    Former Employee - Melting Development Engineer  in  Harrodsburg, KY
    Former Employee - Melting Development Engineer in Harrodsburg, KY

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

    Pros

    Always working on emerging technologies within the buisness and market. Ability to work with many levels within the company from operators to upper level managers

    Cons

    Lack of training and direction in position. I had to develop my own training and within three years I had 5 managers. Lack of direction for me and lack of progress in my position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to give guidence to your staff. Having several managers for employees doesn't allow for good professional growth and direction for new engineers.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    NA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning

    Pros

    No pros for this places

    Cons

    If you are a contractor.. this is not the place for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great global company that has a nice market share in diverse areas of glass with exciting teams and businesses.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, nice people, global company. Push for training. Very strong values.

    Cons

    Conservative, has an old school feel. Needs some younger leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to look at emerging best practices in different areas and consider adopting some within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, make a living, and retire.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Operator  in  Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Danville, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay is great along with great benefits (life, health,dental,etc.), no hard manual labor, and your coworkers are friendly and very respectful.

    Cons

    Very hot environment during the summer months due to multiple tanks running non stop turning chemicals into glass.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting, well diversified company with over 160 years reinventing itself through investment in R&D!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Financial Analyst  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Financial Analyst in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    Corning is a company that not only spouts values but lives them. Corning leadership promotes valuing the individual. There are many diversity councils at Corning which support all nationalities and life styles. In addition, Corning supports family-worklife balance. Corning is a true believer in supporting the community and promotes this way of life in the workplace as well. You'll find solid benefits at Corning. Corning promotes the growth of its employees through education and on-the-job training. At Corning, Integrity truly is the bottom line. Great place to work!

    Cons

    The only negative I have found is over the years the benefits and perks have dwindled significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before reducing a benefit, rethink it! Find another way to save money by not taking it away from the employees' benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A decent R&D focused corporation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and environment
    Good leadership training

    Cons

    Slow promotion
    Too much focus on the seniorarity of the employment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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