Corning

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Corning Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
187 Reviews
3.7
187 Reviews
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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your role, work/life balance can be catered to meet your needs (in 11 reviews)

  • It is a great place for R&D people and you can learn lots of stuff in a short time (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • No real challenges - I have a great work life balance, very happy (in 8 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

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

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

    I have been working at Corning full-time (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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Excellent Company which treats most their employees with respect.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corning full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Good company, could be great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong portfolio and market position.
    Generally respectful environment.
    Good opportunities relative to location.

    Cons

    Lacks a defined structure in some areas.
    Matrix management is confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less buzzwords and more true expertise.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fairly good experience. Production training programs are great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corning

    Pros

    Allowed to learn various jobs with great production training and very good pay for the Wilmington area. Employees are cross trained, intelligient, and high producers. Benefits package is good and opportunities to work overtime if desired. Great location to work and close to a lot of beaches.

    Cons

    Management is sometime indecisive and the fourth quarter brings uncertainty for layoffs or production slowdowns. If you can overlook the fourth quarter woos, the nine of the twelve month of work are fairly good for great pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on production volumes and mixes to ensure a stable 12 month production schedule to prevent appearance of instability. Remember to value the Wilmington plant production workers more. They are the reason for world optical fiber success. More and more Asia pointed as a high risk for lawsuits against US plants. Value fulltime Corning production workers at Wilmington NC home plant. Some business are starting to move out of China due to inability to access markets, reputation affects, and costs. Stop laying off quality workers just to hire temporary workers. Over time this will affect Corning quality and place in the market place including market share. Look at overhead salary cuts for savings not displacement or release of workforce. Upper and Mid - Management salaries are very high and company top heavy. You are only as strong as your weakest link. Remember that the Wilmington production employees, salesmen, and PPD engineers made the Corning company successful and rich.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Corning

    Pros

    Has some embedded structure from being in business for so long.

    Cons

    Lack of visionary leadership has caused Corning to not actualize on its potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some diversity of brilliant strategic thinking on your team - particularly in the areas of Mobile Wireless and IP Technologies.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Polite culture, autonomous work environment, well structured career paths.

    Cons

    "Corning Cult" culture not for everyone.. its a very systematic process for career growth by design and some people can't remain patient and fit into the Corning system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on dropping dying businesses in pursuit of stronger market share in growing markets with good investment / stock returns. It's time to move the needle on Corning's stock price North.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My overall experience in Corning was wonderful. Great company focuses on innovation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    * Most colleagues were helpful and I learned a lot from people with various background
    * Team-based work environment
    * Exposure to top-notch technology
    * The company respects diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    * Total compensation wasn't competitive compared with other companies
    * Downsizing seems to be an annual event and many great talents are moving out
    * Location is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of downsizing and letting people go on a regular basis, senior leaders should be aware that Corning is losing talents. Making Wall Street happy is not the only way to help the company grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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