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Updated February 17, 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)

  • Located in a small town in the middle of nowhere (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Entry Level Position, hourly"

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

    I have been working at Corning full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits including 401K, pension, goal sharing, vacation, and excellent medical. Opportunities for advancement for those that strive for excellence. One of the best paying jobs in the area, most people that are hired on make a career out of it.

    Cons

    12 hrs shifts and periods of high overtime where it makes it difficult to plan anything. Can be difficult for families or single parents to find a work life balance at first.

    Advice to Management

    Go out of your way to show appreciation to employees. Sometimes just a "Thanks" will do, but reward them if you can for hard work and dedication.


  2. "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


  3. "Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    About 50% of work is travel/outside office

    Cons

    There isn't much to do in the office.


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  5. 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.


  6. "Corning Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buford, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big international company.
    Great benefits.
    Competitive Salaries.

    Cons

    The company is so large, progress doesn't happen quickly.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Treats employees very good
    Good strategy of Base Pay and Variable Pay structure

    Cons

    Location, too far away from metros
    Snow,


  8. "present"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and flexible work hours

    Cons

    performance management system is outdated and inaffective


  9. "Temp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Creative projects to work on

    Cons

    Large business tends to outsource jobs elsewhere


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Intern Extremely Pleased"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corning is a well-organized, well run manufacturing company. From the brief glimpse I saw while employed there, I saw many hard working individuals whom deeply loved their jobs. Furthermore, projects are extremely well funded, engineers here see a lot of their work implemented.

    Cons

    Corning ebbs and flows with the tech markets information demands. The company usually cycles between layoffs and hiring frenzies, and there are many relics of this boom and bust cycle still readily apparent

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the process and funding process improvement. Corning is the best manufacturer of optical fiber, and it would be wise to continue investing in engineering to keep those margins and product quality high.


  11. "Machine operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work flexible schedule good pay

    Cons

    Long hrs over night shifts



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