Corning Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
171 Reviews
3.6
171 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 8 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
  • Headquaters is located in a small town (in 13 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Corning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary but management didn't seem to have your back on what was important. There are great leaders working there but they are not in senior positions

    Cons

    Very little development offered for its employees. The manufacturing facilities have an "us vs. them" mentality when it comes to the interactions between management and the unions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening more to those who do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very positive experience working at the NY location

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corning, NY

    I have been working at Corning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative and innovation driven culture. There is a very distinct family like culture in the organization which sometimes get disrupted from hiring/firing cycle.

    Cons

    Remote location hurt those without family. It is 5 hr drive away from NYC. Nearest city is Rocherster. No other employer near the city and company have to often cut down on employee number to make up for the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a good job keeping everyone informed through regular employee meets. There must be something done to better monetize innovation from Corning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Solid Company to work for

    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Pros

    They value each and every employee

    Cons

    No cons other than the location - not much to offer as way of life

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  5.  

    Lots of varieties

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY

    I worked at Corning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    . lot of research and development projects
    . most of peoples are amazing

    Cons

    . Some program needs more consistent and clear leadership
    . Living around Corning could be a bit of ....

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience, learned skills that have served me well

    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

    I worked at Corning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good training opportunities
    -Good culture
    -Good people/co-workers
    -Mature processes

    Cons

    I supported a facility that made products for a consumer-driven market, and when the demand was low, then times were stressful trying to figure out ways to make our sales targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your facilities and employees.

  7.  

    Lot more experience then normal role of Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    Really good work environment. Nice management

    Cons

    Need to get more exposure on other technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    As a scientist, you get good pay, and good opportunities for training

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Painted Post, NY

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Excellent seminars and support for web-based and classroom training. Friendly culture. Good pay and bonuses. Good work environment for PhD scientists, less so for lab techs.

    Cons

    Periodic layoffs with no warning (though you do get severance pay). Too much stratification between scientists, technicians, and production workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in R&D to have new and innovative products in the future. Try to streamline workflow in the labs to avoid long wait times to get critical data.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No appreciation for worker contributions. Everyone is just a slot filler.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    The work and co-workers were good. The pay for my area was also good.

    Cons

    Would not recommend working for a company that disrespects it's workers like Corning does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corning is one of the many companies to actively work to destroy the fabric of our own country by sending jobs to China and India. In another time they would be called traitors. But now Big Business has paid millions of dollars to lobbyist to corrupt representatives who then have written laws to benefit the bottom line of Big Business with no regard for the health and welfare of our country and our fellow citizens. They have no loyalty to our country. Shame on all these companies who cry about high taxes and pay almost none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    research scientist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corning

    Pros

    I like the research conditions

    Cons

    Layoff happened in 2012 and 2013.

  11.  

    Excellent Company which treats most their employees with respect.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    Excellent Opportunities
    Good Pay Structure

    Cons

    Need change to survive
    Lower Cost Structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand the shop floor employees needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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