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Updated April 27, 2017
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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
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  • Can be difficult for families or single parents to find a work life balance at first (in 16 reviews)

  • Corning, NY is a very small town (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Happy Mid-career New Hire"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor, Business Function in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor, Business Function in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel very valued in my job. I see a career beyond the one I was hired for. Benefits of a large company is seeing many jobs for a career. The work is challenging and rewarding. As a company they offer pension and 401k, pride themselves in being a "hire to retire" employer. Many come back after retirement as contractor. Corning invests in its future in R&D more than other companies I've worked for which gives me comfort in knowing they can manage the peeks and valleys that may come over time. They are a very polite company-culture. I've worked in enough other large companies to appreciate Corning. They are one of the few remaining family feel companies who have and take seriously their company values.

    Cons

    IT process is a bit behind the times but they are starting transformation now to get up to date in cloud and digital.


  2. "It certainly can be better"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Corning, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People
    Cost of living
    Small town feel

    Cons

    Corning knows it's the best option for many people in the area
    Trend of hiring employees a band lower than their resume should warrant
    It is a small town
    Characterization scientists are basically technicians forced to answer "multi-million dollar" questions for customers that at times don't know what questions to ask.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of sticking to basics, invest in technology upgrading for characterization. Instead of hiring "subject matter experts" to work on outdated (and in my case, broken) technology,


  3. "Overall a Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Culture that fosters a family type relationship with employees
    - Great management in my department. Very supportive and helped whenever asked.
    - In my division, there was ample opportunity to travel and work on various projects. I would never get bored
    - The opportunity to work in many different business units within my role
    - I may be a unique case, but I had a lot of ownership for an entry level engineer. I enjoyed this because I could see how great of an impact my contributions were
    - Co-workers are looking to set you up for success and not failure

    Cons

    - Pay is average
    - Career advancement is slower for younger employees
    - Corning, NY is a remote town in a rural area. This will be very tough for people who came from a large metropolitan area.

    Advice to Management

    Many tech companies out there streamline processes to advance their employees (especially young ones). Corning must do whatever they can to retain young talent.

    Also, improve standardization across the organization so that there is better cohesion among the business units.


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  5. "Senior engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding location with low cost of living and natural beauty. Corporate efforts to make work-life balance healthy. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Some areas require heavy overtime (but not all).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve work life balance


  6. Helpful (1)

    "R&D"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Painted Post, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people were very supportive. lots of smart people. interesting projects. group members treat each other like an extended family.

    Cons

    its 5 hrs away from NYC and Philadelphia. Corning is a very small town with one street downtown that runs 4-5 blocks. If you go out for drinks on weekends you will definitely meet coworkers which is not always fun. not much to do during cold brutal winter. if you are big city person, you will most certainly not last too long as was the case with me and few other ppl I know. If you are international, not belonging to big communities like chinese or indian and prefer big city life- its going to be brutal to live there


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Politics and propaganda over blue color hard working, if you like nonsense this is the place for you"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Corning, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic Work Life Balance, great benefits. Union people make good money, company people get short changed.

    Cons

    Poor Pay Scale and Employee Improvement Plan. Very limited in Training for career progression. Management will trip over a dollar to pick up a penny. Experience and results are not as important as theoretical knowledge (Paper Degree). The buzz word "visibility" means if you take credit for others people work and present means you make more money as management likes politicians more than workers.

    Advice to Management

    Please research how successful companies like google and Facebook manage their business. Management needs to worry less on self promoting and should focus more on how to promote people that perform instead of people that are showmen.


  8. "Very nice working environment at Corning NY headquarter"

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    Former Intern - Internship in Corning, NY
    Former Intern - Internship in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice facilities and resources at NY headquarter.
    Collaboration is highly encouraged
    Fairly flexible working hours

    Cons

    Hard to reach out to the right group of people for collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Big Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Network Operations II in Painted Post, NY
    Former Contractor - Network Operations II in Painted Post, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corning as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots to learn, lots of room for growth

    Cons

    As a contractor you do not get the benefits of a real employee. It is very difficult to become a true corning employee if not near impossible for most contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Get better contracting agencies that will pay their employees appropriately.


  10. "Great to learn, regular in salaries"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always looking for innovation
    Continuous improvement environment
    Stability in the region

    Cons

    Salaries are below average
    Gaps in career path, not all areas have it

    Advice to Management

    Career path for all areas
    Improve salaries
    Retain personnel


  11. "Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Painted Post, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and incentives for bonuses. Ever evolving technology that allows employees to have hands on experience and input in old and new process and procedures changes.

    Cons

    Very demanding leadership due to demanding shipment and quality deadlines.
    Roasting work schedules makes it hard to balance home/work life.


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