Corning

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Corning Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
198 Reviews
3.6
198 Reviews
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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great internship experience

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    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery Specialist in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery Specialist in Painted Post, NY

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

    Pros

    Well planned internship program, including facility tours, mentoring program, skills development program. Great working environment there so you will feel home and comfortable. I like the culture; no wonder the company has survived long while most of its competitors are out. And its well paid.

    Cons

    nothing really, except that you might be bored by the small town, but there are lots of fun places just a few hours drive away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Blacksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Flex-schedule, lots of time off, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours, team based work crews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Team Leader Diesel Plant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning

    Pros

    Many of the employees are hardworking and dedicated. Corning is a large company with many locationsa and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the management team is too preoccupied with meaningless office politics and infantile games. Need to focus on building solid relationships within the ranks rather than trying to look good by throwing others under the bus. And the 7 day swing shift just flat out sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on the whole picture and get a feel for what is actually happening. Promoting backstabbers will not keep your company strong and competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Great benefits. Stable company.

    Cons

    Moving up the ladder requires a commitment that involves zero work life balance. At a lower level, work life balance is possible, but at the management level they ask 100 percent commitment to the company and zero commitment to family.

    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corning

    Pros

    Good Office decor
    Convenient location
    Leverages technology

    Cons

    Speaks of supporting Kaizen but not emphasized in day to day work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Openness in communications at all levels should be encouraged so that people might bounce of creative ideas.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Input

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

    I have been working at Corning

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities if you are in the right department.

    Cons

    Hard to promote if you work for certain individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your new employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great for unemployed college graduates

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Midland, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Midland, NC

    I have been working at Corning

    Pros

    Great pay, amazing benefits, holiday pay, paid vacation, pension.

    Cons

    A lot of things are based off seniority even though HR claims no one is more important than the other. Most of the people who work there now come from a generation where it wasn't necessary to go to college to get a good job so they presume that you think highly of yourself.

    You never see upper management or have time to visit HR even though they stress an open door policy. There are high tensions between upper management and employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on employee relations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Collaborative, innovative, relationships important. Good pay/benefits

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

    I have been working at Corning

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, interesting business, great global footprint, innovative. Unique benefits (corporate flights to NYC, etc)

    Cons

    Long hours, must know people to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    World Leader in Glass Research with Friendly, Supportive Environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Painted Post, NY

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

    Pros

    Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. If you love glass, there is no better place to work. Corning is one of the few companies that supports a healthy balance of applied and fundamental/exploratory research. Researchers are encouraged to pursue their own interests and offered many opportunities for growth and training. The work environment is very friendly and highly cooperative. Corning has a polite small-town culture that fosters a sense of family. There is a feeling that "we're all in this together."

    It is obvious that most people choose to work for Corning because they are passionate about what they do and about what Corning seeks to accomplish as a company. That is part of what makes the research culture here so invigorating.

    Corning has some of the top scientists in the world working on life-changing innovations. Combined with a friendly, support environment and many opportunities for growth, what's not to love?

    Cons

    No major cons to speak of. I've spent nearly half my life working at Corning's Sullivan Park research facility, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up Corning's 160-year tradition of excellence for another 160 years!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience in R&D Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Driven by research and development.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Small place by location, nothing much to do except for work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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