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Updated December 4, 2017
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Corning, NY Area

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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
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  • Work/life balance really depends on what you do (in 19 reviews)

  • Corning is a very small town with one street downtown that runs 4-5 blocks (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company that Makes Products That Matter"

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

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

    Pros

    7 core values that most live all 7, all the time
    Committed to ongoing innovation and patient R&D investment
    Products often change our lives. Enabled internet and digital communications and cleaner auto emissions
    Market based compensation that rewards exceptional performance
    Generous training...on the job and off line
    Global revenue distribution and footprint
    Began investing in diversity in 1986
    Sets high standards
    Execs in commercial area actually roll up sleeves and solve customer problems/ do real work
    A tradition of managerial “givers” who invest in the growth of colleagues

    Cons

    Upstate NY location can be tough on singles
    High standards and global footprint can challenge work/ family balance

    Advice to Management

    Resist the urge to punish those who deliver to you when your direct reports and their mgt has previously approved proposals you do not like, avoid shooting the messenger


  2. Helpful (4)

    "frustrated employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Holidays, pension plan, each 5th year extra vacation
    Corning is a safe small town.

    Cons

    so many:
    Pay is low
    middle level managers are not helpful.
    Career growth is slow and mostly unfair.
    too political and merit isn't important

    Advice to Management

    take care of productive and hard working employees.
    stop submitting fake 5 star reviews. some of them are obvious.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Big Company in a Small Town"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Great products
    Strong Financials
    Stable company

    Cons

    Due to the location and the great pay, hard to move up
    Lack of diversity in business lines
    Very political

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of training the younger workers who are the future of the business. Develop a pathway for their move into upper management.


  4. "Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Painted Post, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corning's Seven Values strongly upheld

    Cons

    Healthy work hours and work load


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good one"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Painted Post, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I cannt think of any

    Cons

    Poor management, bunch of creepy people, very bad culcture.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Development Scientist"

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

    I worked at Corning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, large company atmosphere, oppportunities for career advancement, good benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lots of managers, promotions take a while, main research center in the US located in a rural area

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great work-life balance. Collaborative culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Line Manager in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Line Manager in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, good people and collaborative culture. The salaries are competitive, they invest a lot in people development and they allow for, and even promote at certain levels, career movement through their various businesses

    Cons

    Headquarters in a small town. Far away from any big cities. Very specific culture: indirect and traditional. Not too many minorities in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in young people and create career paths that allow for managed ownership earlier in people's careers.

  8. "good company if you find comfortable job"

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

    I worked at Corning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good working and life balance

    Cons

    after few years, you will hard to find small to develop your self


  9. "Return Intern in Corporate Engineering"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Corning, NY
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent mentorship, and exciting projects to work on. HR was surprisingly very helpful in every aspect. Interns are valued very highly, and return offer is almost certain if the work is good and employee is a good fit.

    Good compensation for interns, housing and food also provided at no cost.

    Cons

    Corning city is VERY small (though very beautiful). Might not be for people used to living in big cities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Good compensation
    Paid vacation from the day you start
    Excellent benefits including health care, 401k, pension, and bonuses

    Cons

    The only downside I have experienced is that you can get calls after hours and on weekends, sometimes resulting in having to come into work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, this is a great company to work for. I hope to work here for many years to come.


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