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Updated May 15, 2022

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3.9
78%
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78%
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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
Wendell P. Weeks
622 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great benefits and tons of overtime(in 131 reviews)
  • "Great for people who like to live in the countryside and prefer to avoid the long city commutes(in 120 reviews)
  • "pay was good and I got along with almost everyone(in 89 reviews)
  • "Company Culture is great.(in 60 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is good(in 50 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work environment and culture, but underpaid

    May 15, 2022 - Automation Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This is a great place to start working at or to develop your skills. Corning does provide a lot of opportunities to young engineers and you get to work on technical projects right out of the gate.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Corning trails behind other similarly sized companies in regards to compensation. Their benefits are average. But the pay gap for engineers is significant, by at least 10k. I would recommend Corning as place to develop your skillset, but in the long run you end up being undervalued.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Horrible toxic environment. Poorly managed team

    Apr 13, 2022 - Automation Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits are alright. They have a pension after you've worked their for a certain amount of time.

    Cons

    Over worked. The management refuses to or doesn't care to hire sufficient workers and they won't pay enough for experienced workers to even apply for the jobs. What this means for you is that overtime is mandatory. They'll make you work 2 to 6 weeks straight including weekends. Then they get angry when you tell them that you need time away to recover. Absolutely abismal training. The people that they hire are inexperienced so that they can hire as cheap as possible. Then they rely on the head technician to train the new hire. This means that they walk around and watch the head technician for two weeks. When he runs out of patience, the trainee gets passed onto the normal techs who talk their ears off about anything that's not relevant to the job. Then when they decide that they're no longer interested in training, the trainee gets to work on his own. At that point, they work on something until someone gets injured or something breaks. Upper management is aware of the problematic conditions on the automation technician team, but they choose to ignore it. They also tell the team that they are not allowed to store parts for repairs. This means that if something breaks, the part has to be duct taped together until a new part comes in. The new part usually doesn't get ordered until the old part is so broken it literally cannot work.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Place to Start

    May 3, 2022 - Controls Engineer in Corning, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Reviews are HIGHLY dependent on division, location, boss, and age. Take note of that when reading other reviews. - Great place to build experience and deliver value - Secure job - Good benefits: pension, medical, dental, 401k, etc

    Cons

    - Old school, conservative company - Mega bureaucracy and ridiculous hierarchy - Office drama frequently gets in the way of actual work - Below market average salaries - PTO is not good

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great company

    May 13, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Large fortune 500, options to move around and have multiple career paths

    Cons

    Some legacy management techniques and old structures that must be navigated

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great company great people!

    May 10, 2022 - Project Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    17 years not interested in going elsewhere even thought opportunities are plentiful

    Cons

    Salary increases don't appear to maintain competitiveness with job market norms and tend to fall below industry standards

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company, politics can be tricky

    May 5, 2022 - Development Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay and benefits, the work is interesting and fulfilling most of the time. The ability to move within the organization and work on different projects and workstreams keeps things fresh and exciting.

    Cons

    Career can stall out and become stagnant if you become complacent

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Team @ Corning

    May 12, 2022 - Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supportive on all things career development

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for innovative ideas and true autonomy

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good pay

    Mar 1, 2022 - Machine Technician in Concord, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay Good benefits My department has become like family Okay good in cafeteria but they do cater to us sometimes plus free stuff

    Cons

    -You never see management on the floor but the always have something to say about it -morale is crap -ridiculous amount of overtime -not much pto or vacation plus absent policy sucks -12 hour swing shifts. They made promises to change shifts to straight days and nights but have now backed out. As a single parent I was really hoping for it since my son starts school this year -machines suck and 9/10 won’t stay running so continuously setting up the same damn piece of equipment

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company

    May 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Awesome benefits, and good opportunity to move around the company.

    Cons

    It is slow to make any changes.

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Horrible hours management clueless, hostile work environment, bad working conditions

    Mar 13, 2022 - Factory Worker in Vineland, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent wage, per hour alright location

    Cons

    No set shift one week morning shift, one day off then on mid shift 2 days off then on midnight shift body does not get to adjust or rest days off change bi weekly never stay the same and vacation is paid out beginning of the year so if you take a vacation day your not paid cause they paid it all out first week on January and expect you to hold on to it for when you want to use your vacation days so no one really takes an actual vacation of a week or two they take one day here and there. Mandatory overtime of they tell you its your turn and its hotter then the sun during spring and summer cause they will not install air conditioning they just bring hot and humid air from the outside its usually between 110 and 125 on the floor while management sits in their ac cooled offices. And the training for new hires is a joke thye have new people training new people cause all the knowledgeable workers are either retiring or quitting the place was ran much better under Kimble and also Gerresheimer.

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Corning Reviews FAQs

Corning has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,769 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at Corning to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Corning employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Corning. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

78% of Corning employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Corning 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Corning to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, management.

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