Corning Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 2 people 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
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Politics, politics and politics

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Researcher in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    Diversified experience in engineering by doing multiple projects

    Cons

    Too many managers and not many people who actually do the work
    Organization is filled with unnecessary managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on providing opportunity to employees and help them to archive their goal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Good company, great history, no so much opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mostly competent people with good work ethics

    Cons

    Too much focus on cost cutting, much less on employee development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer better incentives to employees, ease up on the drive to cut costs a bit.

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  9. Team Leader, Diesel Plant

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    Former Employee - Team Leader, Piesel Plant in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - Team Leader, Piesel Plant in Painted Post, NY

    I worked at Corning full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large diverse company with many career options.

    Cons

    When I was, there many of my peers were manipulative and immature in their dealings. Too much focus on gossip, brown-nosing, and office drama, not enough on actually doing the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you truly want to evaluate your staff, don't rely on hearsay or second-hand information. Get off your duffs and actually see what they do (or don't do).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Working at Corning Inc. in Tewksbury, MA location

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good physical environment
    Good coworkers
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Rigid culture
    Lacks support for innovative thinking
    Dependency on contract workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage new ideas and fresh thinking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Excellent company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    diverse culture, very loyal and proud employees, great place to live and work!

    Cons

    can't think of any at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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