Corning Reviews

Updated April 16, 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)

  • It is a great place for R&D people and you can learn lots of stuff in a short time (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • No real challenges - I have a great work life balance, very happy (in 8 reviews)

  • Small town politics on large international company, very conservative athmosphere, ridicule holiday policy (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Strong company with a breadth of opportunities in different technology arenas. Able to attract strong talent. Great place to live if you like rural setting and outdoor activities. Amble opportunity for international travel and assignments.

    Cons

    The area is a throwback to earlier days of manufacturing. If you're more metropolitan and enjoy activities such as theater, shopping, or clubbing, you are going to be real disappointed.

  2. Process Engineer Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Corning, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Corning, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with great values.

    Cons

    In the Corning Valley there are a lot of employees of Corning which can lead to some people falling through the cracks.

    Advice to Management

    Have better defined expectations for an intern.

  3. Excellent company to work for in materials science.

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    Current Employee - Development Scientist
    Current Employee - Development Scientist

    I have been working at Corning

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, ability to travel internationally, extra vacation during 5 year anniversaries.

    Cons

    Pay not competitive, paths to advancement not clearly described or followed

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  5. Promising but slow

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Fairport, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Fairport, NY

    I have been working at Corning

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

    Pros

    Great environment, brilliant engineering staff.

    Cons

    Slow bureaucracy makes getting hired difficult

    Advice to Management

    Pick up the pace! Especially for branches that aren't in Corning, NY.

  6. Great focus on success

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corning

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

    Pros

    Reward for contribution and results

    Cons

    Some folks may have been there too long

    Advice to Management

    Hold to business goals and strategies

  7. Anakyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at Corning

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

    Pros

    Benefits, strong growth potential, flexible

    Cons

    Location, process are inconsistent, politics

  8. Helpful (1)

    A technical company with great people. Average in terms of compensation compared to other similar size companies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology company. Corning is an innovation company and is a leader in glass. Small town company with great people. People are friendly; not much ambitious though.

    Cons

    Location. Corning is a small town and you have to find ways to make life interesting in this small town. Also, at work, depending on which division you belong to, there is too much bureacracy and hierachy.

    Advice to Management

    The current leadership is doing a fair job of keeping Corning afloat. But Corning will have to come up with a new invention soon enough if it has to stay ahead of the competition.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great working environment

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Hickory, NC

    I worked at Corning

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They provide good training and treat their employees very well. The company understands and values the work life balance. The pay was above average compared to other internship positions.

    Cons

    The location of the facility was far from the city.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Not the company it used to be

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    Former Employee - Product Line Manager
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager

    I worked at Corning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good people in general, global reach, respected and recognized name

    Cons

    Very negative recent changes. Too much focus at the business performance with ever decreasing focus on people. The company became very impersonal and cut-throat. Usually pays lower than market rates.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about your values. "Individual" is one of them. You are loosing it.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Poorly managed, very top heavy.

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    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Corning, NY

    I have been working at Corning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For this area, the pay is reasonable.

    Cons

    The ability to gain additional career options unless you are a part of the "CLUB" The CEO is nearsighted and cannot let go and let the people working for the company, he always has his hands in the pot. Let your leaders lead and your scientists do what they do best.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside of the box and get rid of the "Good ole boy" club.

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