Corning Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Corning

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and overall leadership. Great benefits and focus on relationships. Formed a lot of great relationships. Talented people work there. Work/life balance is a focus.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement without extensive years of experience with company. Previous work experience not valued unless experience is gained at Corning. Largest division (OFC) wrought with leadership problems in manufacturing. Morale is low and people being mistreated and maligned. If leadership changes in that division, there will be great improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Remove OFC manufacturing leadership. The decisions and treatment of people is killing morale and culture.


  2. Development Scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with experts in the field. Plenty of room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Pay is at the lower end of the industry. Bonus is ridiculously low compared to other telecom companies.


  3. Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Painted Post, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Yearly goal sharing bonus, good benefits, great recognition program, paid holidays, flex time, and a SUPERB lactation program for new moms.
    Best employer in the area!

    Cons

    They seem to always be cutting or downgrading programs lately (employee stock options, company cell phone plans, educational advancement programs, covering the internet costs for employees who work from home).

    Advice to Management

    A little more focus on valuing your employees as individuals, and not as numbers for cost savings graphs, would go a long way. We've had too many beneficial programs cut lately and really nothing to cushion the blows.
    I also wanted to say we have a superb lactation program for new moms, THANK YOU!


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  5. Not a bad company.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Can see the whole world. Requires a lot of travelling.

    Cons

    Travelling sucks. That's the biggest drawback.


  6. Helpful (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.


  7. Nice place to work

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    • 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    • 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. 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


  10. Financial Analyst

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    • 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


  11. Still a good company but things are trending down

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity and innovation.
    Strong values such as Integrity and Individual.
    Good, varied technologies. Strong growth in optical communication and life science.

    Cons

    Diversity, innovation and values are trending down.
    More arguments as pressure to cut cost impedes quality improvement in the Display business.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage diversity and speed-up innovation.
    Clarify contradiction of cutting cost while improving quality.



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