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Corning Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "The greatest career start!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corning is THE place to work at. Great benefits, fantastic working conditions, relatively easy in most departments.

    Cons

    Communication between office employees and employees on the floor. It is a lean company but it typically does not affect the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Get communication kinks worked out.


  2. "Inside Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Is a solid company, very good working conditions.

    Cons

    The offices should be modernized with more attention to the Employee socialization.

  3. "Good company, short comings in compensation and culture"

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

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Old school mentality, need for a cultural shift. Depending on the position the pay can be below market average


  4. "Applications Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture
    Safety is a priority

    Cons

    Work and life balance is not ideal


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Production Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams and flexible with needs.

    Cons

    Often hires temporary before hiring salary.

    Advice to Management

    Hire full time before using contractors.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "frustrated employee"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities at different levels

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging

  8. "Quality control of fiber"

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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

    They are growing and changing

    Cons

    People are straight up blunt


  9. 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


  10. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Midland, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Midland, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, work environment is safe, people are friendly

    Cons

    Swing shifts not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    N/a


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