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Updated March 18, 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)

  • Corning, NY is a very small town (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Can't wait to quit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy some of my coworkers and the work itself.

    Cons

    Too much work and as soon as you start to adapt, they give you more; unqualified people promoted to managerial roles; management rules with an iron fist as they don't appear to trust their employees; ideas to improve efficiency are squashed--the old status quo is best; overall hypocrisy of the corporate "values" vs. management reality.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees; thin out some of the corporate BS/red tape--too many managers of managers of managers and meetings full of meaningless corporate jargon. The managers seem more interested in having lists of bullet points that they can check off and throwing around buzzwords than paying attention to what's actually going on with their dept. and what would really make a difference with the worker bees.


  2. "HPC System Adminstrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Decent pay, Nice work culture, Good benifits

    Cons

    Hard to advance quickly, some poor managers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "boring"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly environment , good compensation ,good management

    Cons

    boring living styleboring living styleboring living style

    Advice to Management

    move to a city please


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  5. "Solid Company, Technical Innovator, Values the Individual, while not valuing Individuality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Busin in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Busin in Tewksbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversification means it's not as vulnerable to specific markets' volatility. Rarely dull. Always challenges. Lots of great people. Benefits are OK, although not stellar.

    Cons

    The culture is stagnant. Development and growth are a struggle if you are not HIPO tagged early.

    Advice to Management

    Engagement is important. Millenials will quit you if you persist in valuing sameness at the expense of what their unique talents offer you. Re-engage with Jamie's value of saying "Thank You" in ways that are meaningful.


  6. "Senior engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding location with low cost of living and natural beauty. Corporate efforts to make work-life balance healthy. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Some areas require heavy overtime (but not all).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve work life balance


  7. "Assistant plant controller"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Plant Controller in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Plant Controller in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with good values and ideals on paper. Corporate office atmosphere is ideal atmosphere by comparison to Manassas facility

    Cons

    Employee morale is very low, local management does not respect the working staff. Always put on a good show for visiting corporate personnel

    Advice to Management

    Need to realize even non management employees matter and are really the heart of the business


  8. "Good benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for different experiences. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Corning, NY is a very small town.

    Advice to Management

    Live the values and be respectful


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. "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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Politics and propaganda over blue color hard working, if you like nonsense this is the place for you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.



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