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Corning Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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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. Helpful (7)

    "A good company struggling with poor top management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Big Flats, NY
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Big Flats, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture, flexible working schedule. Lots of talented and dedicated individual contributors and folks in Lower management; interesting and diverse work allows opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Top management lack of leadership and vision; lost in the game of blindingly chasing profit and growth. Highly hierarchical and inefficient organization structures;

    Advice to Management

    Yes people has developed fear instead of trust towards our top management; but fear is no respect. Surrounding yourself with yes man and women is NOT a sign of confident leader, never and ever.


  2. "Worked at Corning Inc. for 2 years"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Pros

    The people at Corning are easy to get along with. There is a lot of team building functions and the communication from management down seemed ok. There was a lot of travel but all expenses are paid as long as you stay within their guidelines. They did issue a company credit card.

    Cons

    As most corporations go, it's all about the bottom line. For that matter, sometimes decisions didn't make any sense to those of us that would like to see things run efficiently. Understanding why corporations do the things they do can be frustrating, to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for the management, they wouldn't listen anyway!

  3. "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time


  4. "Process Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Company values their employees, safety, and reputation. Corning puts an emphasis on personal development and career planning.

    Cons

    Could be better with work life balance, they preach this but do not practice it. Not very transparent with different levels of the orginazation.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate goals and plans and track progress according to these long term goals. Do not respond with short sightedness and non-data driven decisions.


  5. "Great Company, Bad People."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Midland, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Midland, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits from the getgo,
    Security and HR are very generous.
    On-Site Nurse.
    Decent to Mid Range Pay.

    Cons

    76 hour weeks are the norm because of forced overtime, (Sounds nice at first but trust me, you need rest.)
    Ergonomically difficult work environment.
    Work Environment that forces Teamwork, even if employees in the area are incompatible with one another.
    Many Lying/Bullying Co-Workers who will often tease newhires or try to get them to do things that would get them fired, even though they are too new to realize it.
    Accident's don't 'happen,' someone is always to blame. Tries to pin company issues on employees/shifts accountability instead of being accountable.
    People tend to get paid much more for similar work at other companies.
    Need a 4 year degree to move up, company does not tend to promote from within without prior education.
    No time to pursue higher education when full time.

    Advice to Management

    Coach Team Facilitators more strictly on Team Management and how to curtail underlings from participating in workplace bullying.


  6. "IT Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corning full-time

    Pros

    Nice Culture
    As an intern a chance to network with almost everyone in the firm (From Managers to CIO)

    Cons

    I worked for Corning IT. Not much flexibility or growth opportunities.


  7. "Process engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work and life balance in Corning

    Cons

    not for right now yet

  8. "Jobs you should keep"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Kennebunk, ME
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Kennebunk, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    While I worked at Corning I found the challenge and reward that helped me grow into the adult I am now. Definitely a company anyone should be proud to work for.

    Cons

    There are no cons from me

    Advice to Management

    Management has a firm grip on day to day operations and are helping drive Corning into a stronger future.


  9. "Pay is good, schedule is rough"

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

    I have been working at Corning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, you're not pressured to work hard, some opportunities for advancement and growth up to a certain level. Week off every 28 days for production staff.

    Cons

    The 12 hour rotating shift schedule is hard for your body to adjust to. Mandatory OT sometimes up to 30%.

    Advice to Management

    The rotating shift schedule is really tough on the body to adjust and maintain healthy sleep cycles; switching shifts to straight days and nights would be better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A really great company. One of the best jobs i have had. Easy advancement within the company."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufactoring Technician in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Manufactoring Technician in Concord, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very affordable. Get to work on many projects that the company has to offer. Always expanding so there is very good job security.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes time to move up in the company. A lot of the jobs to apply for within the company require a degree.


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