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Corning Reviews

Updated October 18, 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 18 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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    • 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. "Food Service"

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

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a global position

    Cons

    Desperately needs to evaluate mid level management and the individuals in key roles

    Advice to Management

    There is a huge gap between top level management ideas and goals and what is translated to the work force.

  3. "Great Company to work for with great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company with excellent benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a con but the Company expects you to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward.


  4. "Be nice, be useless and you last till retirement."

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

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

    Pros

    Technically challenging and many ways to broaden your skills.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, pointless details, just do it and don't question anything for the sake of good science.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management stop being cowards and start focusing on growing your employees. Upper management go to your lakehouses, eat some BBQ, and let the technical professionals solve some problems. For the love of God you have been promoted incompetence any how.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Optical Communications Group"

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

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Amazing pay and benefits - they offer a pension...who does that nowadays?!?

    Cons

    The organization is lumbering. takes too long to make a decision about anything - death by meeting. It is VERY difficult to fit in or be taken seriously if you did not start your career there any never leave - they don't like newcomers very much.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you hire and let them do their jobs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging technicality, friendly culture, visible potential growth offering position

    Cons

    May require extensive traveling abroad based on business needs


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Technical Environment & Long-term Vision"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong Leadership Team & long-term Focus

    Cons

    Some deadwood in the ranks

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Development Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, large company atmosphere, oppportunities for career advancement, good benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lots of managers, promotions take a while, main research center in the US located in a rural area

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-management


  9. "Corning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Development possibility.
    Possibility to travel.
    Good corporate values.

    Cons

    Poland treated as 2nd category location.


  10. "Engineering Internship at Corning Life Sciences Kennebunk"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work within an engineering team and complete meaningful engineering work

    Cons

    Was only able to work for 12 weeks during the summer


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