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Corning Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks
Wendell P. Weeks
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Pros
  • "Awesome work environment, work life balance" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Nice work environment, open to young talent" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Workload can be excessive compromising work/life balance at times" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Corning is a small town in the middle of nowhere, which highly impacts the overall lifestyle" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "By Far Best Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, the amount you learn, the company truly cares for you!

    Cons

    Hard to get into as a full time employee


  2. "Process Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well established company, great culture

    Cons

    Bring in a lot of people as temps, then move them to full time later. Pay was not competitive

  3. "Corning is a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, management cares about its employees, safety and quality are very highly regarded

    Cons

    Annual raises could be better


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good compared to other companies (from my vantage point)"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Good technical work, good company outlook, great benefits, good location, usually not overworked.

    Cons

    "Old school" manufacturing mentality in certain areas. Management can be dumb, disconnected. Too many technicians promoted to jobs that really need to have an engineering degree to make good progress. The engineers that work there are pretty good/intelligent, but may not be recognized for the proportion of work they are contributing. Need to focus on the people a little more (improve work environment, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Promote people into management that have leadership capabilities--not just time with company.


  5. "Sr. Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time is a good for work life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, such as better healthcare plans...


  6. "Excellent employer with superb culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Newton, NC
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Newton, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and culture. Coworkers are respectful, smart and enthusiastic.

    Cons

    Large company with lots of red tape


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Great Company, Co-workers, Management, & Promotion Oppurtunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    -Pay Rate
    -Hours*
    -Entry Level Available
    -Work with people that want to be there and are invested in work

    Cons

    -The hours can be an obstacle for someone with a family or who wants a large amount of free time. That's why I've put it in Pros and Cons.
    -If you can't pass the Entry Level test to get hired on, you'd have to try again. It can be difficult for some people due to this.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, good benifits and the shifts give you a week off every month, when you can get it. There is plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    The rotating schedule wears on you after a few years. There are some day shifts, but if you don't meet the preferred criteria it is hard to advance. There is an employee handbook but management does not follow it.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know who the people under you are, and what they do, but don't micromanage. Follow the employee handbook. Follow Corning values.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lacks Values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    The company has decent compensation and a good benefits package.

    Cons

    Very unethical company with no values. People related to higher ups in the organization get away with acting with no integrity. Also, you will be promised things when you are hired but then the company will say it was not written down anywhere so it doesn't mean anything. They will go as far as denying what they promised you.

    Advice to Management

    Replace upper management with people who have integrity as this lack of values is a top down problem. People see their bosses acting unethically so they start doing it themselves.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Great innovations, great investment in R&D, location is good for raising a family but not for a single person, generally good work environment, interesting projects

    Cons

    Location, Location, location! It is quite far from any metropolitan area


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