Corning Reviews

Updated July 25, 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. scientist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. A lot to learn and plenty of opportunities. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Location! Kind of middle of nowhere. conservative management, a lot of people left

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people development, Care more about the company future instead of just stock price.


  2. Great place to start a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Corning, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. Company with a great Organizational Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hickory, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very positive organizational culture that is at the core of its success. The Leadership team does a great job at caring for their employees and provides them with excellent programs to help with work and personal life balance.

    Cons

    Update technology more often. Need to upgrade and adapt to newer technologies available to stay cutting edge with our own technologies


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  5. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goose Creek, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goose Creek, SC

    I worked at Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and growth opportunity

    Cons

    unstable divisions means reduction in force

    Advice to Management

    stay true to your word


  6. Process Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY

    I have been working at Corning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work. Collaborative and supportive.

    Cons

    Located in a small town (assuming that is important)


  7. Development Scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Creativity is important to Corning

    Cons

    no comment at this time


  8. Control Engineer at Corning Inc.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Middle management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Corning

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and overall leadership. Great benefits and focus on relationships. Formed a lot of great relationships. Talented people work there. Work/life balance is a focus.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement without extensive years of experience with company. Previous work experience not valued unless experience is gained at Corning. Largest division (OFC) wrought with leadership problems in manufacturing. Morale is low and people being mistreated and maligned. If leadership changes in that division, there will be great improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Remove OFC manufacturing leadership. The decisions and treatment of people is killing morale and culture.


  10. Development Scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with experts in the field. Plenty of room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Pay is at the lower end of the industry. Bonus is ridiculously low compared to other telecom companies.


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    Great company with many ladders to climb.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Corning, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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