Corning Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
176 Reviews
3.7
176 Reviews
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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are in a managerial position, you will have good work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • It is a great place for R&D people and you can learn lots of stuff in a short time (in 9 reviews)


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

  • No real challenges - I have a great work life balance, very happy (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with good opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very people oriented, good bonus program

    Cons

    A lot of times you have to relocate to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Wonderful Place and Enjoyable Atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Good People to work with

    Cons

    Nothing, everything is really good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    gorgeous surroundings, invests tons of money into R and D, great values and care for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Corning, NY

    I have been working at Corning as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The most outstanding aspect of this company is its care to the individual. Directors and managers are friendly and want to help you succeed and develop with the company. I got to talk to a lot of people during my time here and am very surprised with the amount of innovation being done throughout the various departments. Very impressive. Though Corning is located in a small town, the company does have daily flights to NYC (big enough city for you?) and Corning's other locations. Business travel fills first then personal travel. Full time employees fly for free. There seems to always be space on the weekends.

    Cons

    A lot of "dark" projects going on so people can't talk about what they're doing most of the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continued growth, commensurate with overall performance

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to grow within a chosen area or diversify while remaining with the same company. Small town, and at the same time, global company. Opportunity to travel as needed.

    Cons

    It is what you make it. As with all companies, not knowing how to navigate corporate culture and relying only on merit will not work. Again, that is not unique to Corning Inc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage folks to focus on the life piece of work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great global company that has a nice market share in diverse areas of glass with exciting teams and businesses.

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

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, nice people, global company. Push for training. Very strong values.

    Cons

    Conservative, has an old school feel. Needs some younger leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to look at emerging best practices in different areas and consider adopting some within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, make a living, and retire.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Danville, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay is great along with great benefits (life, health,dental,etc.), no hard manual labor, and your coworkers are friendly and very respectful.

    Cons

    Very hot environment during the summer months due to multiple tanks running non stop turning chemicals into glass.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing place to work & grow your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Corning as a contractor

    Pros

    I have bee with Corning, Inc. as a contractor for 2 1/2 years now and I have to say it may be the best job I have had in my 10 year career. There is so much opportunity to learn, grow and truly challenge yourself. The company is extremely innovative and its really exciting to be a part of that.

    Cons

    No real challenges - I have a great work life balance, very happy. Some times response time is a bit low because with all large companies there are many checks and balances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    EHS Engineer for 5 years and 11 months

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EHS Engineer in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - EHS Engineer in Keene, NH

    I worked at Corning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company, great educational opportunities, continuous improvement.

    Cons

    Too many management changes. It hurts the people who set up programs guided by one manager and then a new manager wants to change course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase regulations from Corporate offices and hold Plant Manager's accountable for those regulations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting, well diversified company with over 160 years reinventing itself through investment in R&D!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Financial Analyst in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Financial Analyst in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    Corning is a company that not only spouts values but lives them. Corning leadership promotes valuing the individual. There are many diversity councils at Corning which support all nationalities and life styles. In addition, Corning supports family-worklife balance. Corning is a true believer in supporting the community and promotes this way of life in the workplace as well. You'll find solid benefits at Corning. Corning promotes the growth of its employees through education and on-the-job training. At Corning, Integrity truly is the bottom line. Great place to work!

    Cons

    The only negative I have found is over the years the benefits and perks have dwindled significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before reducing a benefit, rethink it! Find another way to save money by not taking it away from the employees' benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Live local, work global

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative 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.

    Cons

    Not much to mention. No company is perfect but there are many more pros that completely outweigh any negatives.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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