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Constant 'head banging' battle!

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Former Employee - Project/Process Tech  in  Painted Post, NY
Former Employee - Project/Process Tech in Painted Post, NY

I worked at Corning full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Pay scale, compensation and benefits are excellent.

Cons

Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Too many middle managers along with top managers who are not sure which end is up. Often notice 'micro-managing' happening also.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember the core values you tell all incoming employees about during their orientation periods. Many 'managers' and 'department heads' tend to forget them. The most important one is to 'value the individual'. Times change and just because 'it's been done this way for years' doesn't hold up any longer. Innovation is the key to success and even the 'lower' employees can see issues with processes that need updating or tweaking. Do away with your PD&R yearly assessment. I have been told BY MANAGERS it is nothing but a POPULARITY CONTEST. If the department staff like you, you will get a good review that will related to a merit increase. It is not based upon job performance like it should be. Talent is lost when this happens. Worry about the job instead of the people. If the job is done, the people are good. If the job is not done, then the people are are not good. Listen to those doing the job also as they are doing it every day and can tell you what the problem may be.

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Other Reviews for Corning

  1.  

    It exceeded my expectations!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    Company values are truly important, people are valued; company grows thru innovation and minor acquisitions; HQ located in the beautiful middle of nowhere; company has clear long term prospects and is constantly thinking about the future;...

    Cons

    Living in New York State is very expensive (especialy real estate taxes)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and give more chance to young, energized people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    good to have some industry experience for a beginner, but after that, better leave this small town

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Corning, NY

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

    Pros

    good health benefit, good for new graduate to have some industry experience, after that, it's such a small town without any other opportunities.

    Cons

    lack of career growth, upper management is not willing to invest time and efforts in your professional growth. Not willing to provide trainings to expand your skillsets. No clear picture of where division go. If economy is not good, individual contributors are first ones to let-go, not decision-maker !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have a clear picture where division goes and what they do, do not wait around expect magic happens to research and make money. research and business is somewhat disconnected, you should let business drives research not research drives business. Individual contributors are ones who should be valued, often times, decision makers are ones who made the wrong decision of doing which projects, that were not making money for company. No clear sense of planning in research. please put the right leader (who have knowledge and quality) in the right place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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