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It gets boring, but you make too much money to complain.

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Former Employee - Finishing Operator  in  Corning, NY
Former Employee - Finishing Operator in Corning, NY

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

Pros

This company had great benefits, pretty good union protection, and great pay scale with plenty of room to move about the company. The management was approachable. They would often have company performance reviews and safety meetings so you were always in the know of your own performance and safety requirements.

Cons

There is a certain improvement program that can implement plans for changes around the work environment that employees can submit to. It seems like they rely on that some what too much, and it makes you wonder why some of the ideas are even being listened to. It is also not the most stable work because everything is based on seniority and not ability. I was laid off after just under three months of employment after two consecutive 5/5 ratings on performance reports. More of a downside on the Union though, not the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out a way to keep your hard workers through the union and let the uncaring ones go. Seeing people not working, but safe from lay off really kills your employees morale. While at the same time rewards some who were slacking.

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Other Reviews for Corning

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    Solid Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Cost Analyst  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Corning, NY

    I have been working at Corning as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People to Work Around
    A large workload to keep you busy

    Cons

    little room to expand
    only hire internally
    practically all temp employees, can be let go very easily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need goals and benchmarks to reach for.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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