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
Wendell P. Weeks
106 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager/Engineering III

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Pension plans are above avg

    Cons

    Lack job security and code of ethics. Management loves protecting themselves with their severance agreements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do not understand wireless or broadband, or how to deploy products to the marketplace. Your culture is not about QoS - but cost reduction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Melting Development Engineer

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    Former Employee - Melting Development Engineer in Harrodsburg, KY
    Former Employee - Melting Development Engineer in Harrodsburg, KY

    I worked at Corning full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always working on emerging technologies within the buisness and market. Ability to work with many levels within the company from operators to upper level managers

    Cons

    Lack of training and direction in position. I had to develop my own training and within three years I had 5 managers. Lack of direction for me and lack of progress in my position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to give guidence to your staff. Having several managers for employees doesn't allow for good professional growth and direction for new engineers.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    NA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning

    Pros

    No pros for this places

    Cons

    If you are a contractor.. this is not the place for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst managed corporation that I have known.

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    Current Employee - Fiber Optics Production Associate in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Fiber Optics Production Associate in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    Learning about safety in the workforce. Opportunities there if you ignore the management attitudes and apply yourself.

    Cons

    Extremely high overtime that is mandatory. No respect from management with your concerns and ideas. This is the closest environment to Animal Farm that I have ever experienced. 12 hour rotating shifts are difficult with the high overtime. Management teams need more people skills and most need to step down. There is a lot of dead weight at the top that just keep protecting their own. Clean house, Wendell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try the 12 hour shifts with all the forced overtime and see what the ones who actually work are experiencing. You will change your attitudes quickly. Fix the problems and stop passing the buck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  8.  

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

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    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
  9.  

    A decent R&D focused corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Corning, NY

    I have been working at Corning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture and environment
    Good leadership training

    Cons

    Slow promotion
    Too much focus on the seniorarity of the employment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing place to work & grow your career

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    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
  11.  

    EHS Engineer for 5 years and 11 months

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    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

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