Corning Reviews

Updated June 29, 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 with many ladders to climb.

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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.


  2. Nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Corning, NY

    I have been working at Corning (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bonuses, good work/life balance, very nice people to work with

    Cons

    Small raises, It is who you know, Internal computer systems are outdated

    Advice to Management

    Get better systems inside the company


  3. great job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sgo in Lawrenceburg, KY
    Current Employee - Sgo in Lawrenceburg, KY

    I have been working at Corning (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits . Lots of opportunity to make more money

    Cons

    Shift changes every wk. Not able to spend much time with family


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  5. Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    great benefits, closely knit community

    Cons

    small town, little activities to do in town


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Solutions Architect in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Solutions Architect in Mooresville, NC

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

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

    Pros

    I spent 13 years at Corning in various roles. I enjoyed every year and honestly thought I would retire from Corning. Very friendly work environment, love the technology and innovation from the company. Products are amazing.

    Cons

    Back in late 2013, IT had a major reorg. Senior leadership was clueless and the newly appointed managers in the lower ranks were equally clueless. This turned a job that I loved into one I couldn't wait to get out of. New policies were rediculous and had no logic to them. Worse, they were NOT equally applied to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees. Think outside the box and take action.


  7. Best Company to Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Corning, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Corning is a 164 year old company that has survived and thrived through its dedication to innovation and change. It is responsible in part for four of the greatest life changing inventions in history, the electric light bulb, TV, fiber optics and flat screen display.

    It pays attention to its employees and views them as an essential asset to their success.

    Great environment for a workaholic.

    Cons

    The company is subject to frequent wide swings in its performance leading to periodic layoffs, followed by a fast ramp up usually within one year. In my quarter century with them, I experienced 9 of these events.

    You had better be a workaholic to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose focus on your drive towards innovation, quality and growing your employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Corning, NY

    I worked at Corning (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pays well but not worth to bear that

    Cons

    Need talented bosses to understand the situation of Sub-ordinates to make them perform at their best effeciency

    Advice to Management

    Change complete management


  9. Helpful (1)

    It was all good just a year ago

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corning

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly. I got along great with my dept.

    Cons

    They acquired Mediatech and that's when things went south. People point fingers too much and throw 1 another under the bus. While under former owner of Mediatech there were no such things as temp employees, layoffs and strange rules. When Corning took over all the above applied. I was laid off 1 month shy of my 12 yr anniversary. Upper Management sucks there. They will not defend good hard working people in times of need. Oh and don't get me started on the low pay. Let's just say the employees can make more than their boss and yet do less work and bear less responsibility. Backwards!!

    Advice to Management

    Live by the "values" you preach. Honor long time hard working employees.


  10. Great place to work if you like to bring breakthrough innovations to market

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY

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

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

    Pros

    There's not many companies that have as rich of a tradition for innovation as Corning. Think of a world without light bulbs, displays (from early days of CRTs to ultra high def LCDs), catalytic converters, optical fiber, and touch screens with Gorilla Glass... you really can't. That's what Corning brought to us.

    If you like working on tangible products (not an app or something that lives in a cloud), this is a great company.

    Cons

    It's location, location, location (or not). With the primary research HQ based in Corning, NY, most business and technology jobs are restricted to this area. If you have a family and like the small towns vibe, you'll find yourself at home (as long as you don't mind 6 month long winters)

    Advice to Management

    Company has done a lot to attract and keep younger talent but more can be done. Even a rotation program where employees are transferred to other locations can help keep minds fresh and bring new ideas in.


  11. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time

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

    Pros

    Corning values its employees, providing development opportunities and challening work assignments.

    Cons

    A conservative company that is slow to change.

    Advice to Management

    Spend tme with the average employees to understand the work climate.



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