Corning Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people; challenge work; great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Location: very small town, middle of nowhere


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company, difficult location

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities abound. Welcoming culture. Global company perks with small-town values. Great place to start your career. Even greater place for mid-career hires.

    Cons

    The company is headquartered in a small town in upstate NY. With that comes six-month winters and six-week summers, very little diversity and very little to do if you're young and single.


  3. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee orientated and the company takes a pro active approach to their employees

    Cons

    there really isn't anything bad that I can say about this company

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up


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  5. Greatest company!

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    Former Employee - Writer in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Writer in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, people are bright and capable, access to latest technology, amazing values. Overall, a terrific place to work.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work but in my case, a shortage of people who actually were responsible for delivering a final product.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many levels of management. Too many meetings.


  6. Erwin Plant

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Painted Post, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative company dedicated to research and development.

    Cons

    Rat race culture. "Supportive team environment" is talked about but typically not put into action. People are overworked and management is inconsistent and cannot be trusted to take care of their employees. Managers in my experience are interested in moving up and if throwing someone below them under the bus or taking credit for someone else's work is a way to achieving that then so be it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive of the people making things happen and give them the resources they need instead of putting so much pressure on people to get things done in unrealistic circumstances. Give people credit for a job well done and help network for those below you doing a good job.


  7. Technical support technician

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Technician in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Technician in Concord, NC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits and environment and the perks

    Cons

    The swing shifts and sometimes the overtime is excessive


  8. Good Company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance; Nice people;

    Cons

    Slow in process; Need to catch up on Technology;

    Advice to Management

    Provide growth paths for potential candidates;


  9. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Product, Great People, and Super Generous T&E

    Cons

    Location. Too isolated from big cities and airports.


  10. Values Innovation, Employees, but process heavy

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    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Long history and culture of innovation conducive to exploring new technologies + Good benefits package including educational resources + Very bright people to work with that are not all egomaniacs + Fairly good work/ life balance + Actually has a career development process

    Cons

    - Very top heavy, old school company that is not as nimble as can be - More people in leadership that are constantly popping out of the woodworks that are nay sayers or need to add their "two cents" to very project we work on - Everything takes too long to accomplish when compared to an external contractor/ startup - Very conservative legal posture

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up on some of the reigns especially for new exploratory projects


  11. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong values and a focus on respecting the individual

    Cons

    Conservative. Very slow to keep up with technology advances



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