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Corning Reviews

Updated July 10, 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 18 reviews)

  • Corning is a very small town with one street downtown that runs 4-5 blocks (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting work"

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    Current Contractor - Technician in Wilmington, NC
    Current Contractor - Technician in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Continuous challenges, pays well for the area.

    Cons

    No upward mobility or willingness to hire contractors currently doing a job that needs filled.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people based on performance and not based on who they know.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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.

  3. "Hypocritical Managers"

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    Current Employee - Machine Technician in Midland, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Technician in Midland, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Good team members

    Cons

    management is often hypocritical about safety vs. production
    Management often fires people for being outspoken
    Some managers use fear of losing job as leverage against employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop being unrealistic about hand injuries in the workplace.
    Stop firing employees for getting fiber pokes.


  4. "Different world for union employees."

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

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

    Pros

    Decent wages considering the area. Job security is all right. Still offers a pension.

    Cons

    Union employees are treated much worse than company employees. Takes 10 years to get three weeks of vacation. Not much room for advancement. Most union jobs are seven day rotating shifts. No education assistance for union employees unlike company. No work life balance. Treated like a number by most of management. No sick time or paid time off besides 1 week vacation for every 5 years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your union employees as good as your company employees. Offer more opportunities for union employees to advance their careers, hire less employees through temp agencies and over some of these positions to the union instead. Value the individual, instead of just using it as a catchphrase.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Favoritism and Family Ties"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer 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

    Decent training programs are available if you can get approved
    Some employees will get lots of personal development
    Bonuses can be quite generous

    Cons

    Hard work will only get you so far, if management doesn't go to bat to get you opportunities, you will not have any here. There's little to no recognition to the non-glamorous jobs that have to get done. If you aren't in the spot light, no one cares that you're there at all.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the efforts of those that volunteer ideas, solutions, and do the small jobs that have to get done. Even if the ideas and solutions aren't chosen, or those small jobs don't save the company thousands of dollars, making a commitment to advance those individuals will make them motivated to stick around.


  6. "shiny"

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

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

    Pros

    lots of stuff to break. No parking spots. Walking up stairs to office everyday constitutes the health plan.

    Cons

    be careful or they'll make you pay for it. That's just wrong. I mean, come on, accidents happen.

    Advice to Management

    switch to plastic stuff, glass will never catch on. Maybe if there was a suggestion box by the front door or bathrooms it would work nicer


  7. Helpful (9)

    "ITSD"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Analyst in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Analyst in Painted Post, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corning is a world-wide company. The benefits and pay are very good. They are an equal opportunity company and accept people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    IT is no longer technical. A cookie cutter attitude exists across all segments of IT. It is hard to measure results since change is constant and then it's time for another change. Gartner's ideas rule. Your contributions don't amount to much unless you are in the right circle of long term employees/friends.

    Advice to Management

    Change is needed within IT leadership. If you don't agree with the leadership, they will make your life difficult and place you in a dead-end role, by design.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay and benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and job locations

    Cons

    Management stuck in 80's mentality. Resistant to change. Male dominant.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the Corning values and not your personal values.


  9. "Corning jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really good money, good people to work with. Lots of machines and never two days alike. Great schedule to work

    Cons

    Lots of chemicals, caused headaches. Long days, and a excessive amount of heavy lifting. Easy to strain back muscles


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Erwin Plant"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Painted Post, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Painted Post, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative company dedicated to research and development.

    Cons

    Rat race culture. "Supportive team environment" is talked about but typically not put into action. People are overworked and management is inconsistent and cannot be trusted to take care of their employees. Managers in my experience are interested in moving up and if throwing someone below them under the bus or taking credit for someone else's work is a way to achieving that then so be it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive of the people making things happen and give them the resources they need instead of putting so much pressure on people to get things done in unrealistic circumstances. Give people credit for a job well done and help network for those below you doing a good job.


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