Corning
3.6 of 5 146 reviews
www.corning.com Corning, NY 5000+ Employees

Corning Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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84% Approve of the CEO

Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks

Wendell P. Weeks

(87 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Headquaters is located in a small town"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Good corporate programs for work-life balance"
    in 6 reviews
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Innovative and respectful, limited executive opportunities unless from Corning valley

Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsLoved the 5/10/15 etc. year anniversary gift - a bonus of 2 weeks vacation that year. Pushes for breakthrough innovations. Average pay for industry.

ConsWas part of smaller, remote organization. Didn't see any senior managers at corporate (Director, VP, etc.) who weren't born and bred Corning employees (25 years + with company) so opportunities for mid-career people transfers (into Corning) will get discouraged.

Good corporate programs for work-life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter engagement with remote sites for growth opportunities.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad part time work

Engineer (Former Employee)
Wilmington, NC

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

ProsThe pay is really good, the people there are really good for such a large corperation

ConsIf you are a contractor there is little chance of you getting full time status so leave when you can

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

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Great place but demanding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Corning

ProsGreat place. If you have talent, you will succeed. Very friendly culture. You must work very hard though to succeed. If you are willing to learn, share your ideas and will work hard, you are likely to become very successful (assuming you know what you are doing)

ConsSometimes training is all over the place. You are trained in everything and anything but not always in an area that would be beneficial.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow workers to deepen their existing knowledge.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Live local, work global

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCollaborative culture, innovative spirit and a company who takes care of their employees. A company whose focus is on innovation and how there products provide life changing innovation. Diversified market segments and a commitment to R&D provides rewarding work and opportunities for enriched careers that few companies can match.

ConsNot much to mention. No company is perfect but there are many more pros that completely outweigh any negatives.

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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Not a great place to work

Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
Wilmington, NC

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

ProsDecent salary but management didn't seem to have your back on what was important. There are great leaders working there but they are not in senior positions

ConsVery little development offered for its employees. The manufacturing facilities have an "us vs. them" mentality when it comes to the interactions between management and the unions.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening more to those who do the work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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Great Solid Company to work for

Project Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Corning full-time

ProsThey value each and every employee

ConsNo cons other than the location - not much to offer as way of life

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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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