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Corning Reviews

Updated July 17, 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 (4)

    "Corning has been going down hill"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Server Team/Applications Support Team in Waynesville, NC
    Former Employee - Corporate Server Team/Applications Support Team in Waynesville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Years ago, Corning was a very good place to work. Over the years they have done nothing but go down hill.

    Cons

    They have no trust in the people they hire on with the company. They seem to always hire contractors. Corning has turned into a company that will pay a Million Dollars to make a Dollar, but they will not pay a Dollar to make a Million Dollars.

    Advice to Management

    I worked in the IT area in a lot of different positions. Corning need to dump the upper management IT Team and start over. The upper IT management team does nothing more than use their "P" cards to bad talk the company at the local Pub and charge it back to the company. I had heard they went thru another RIF in the past few months. Have trust an faith in the people that do the real work for the company.


  2. "IT Director"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Corning, NY
    Former Employee - IT Director in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global Experience, Transformation Projects, Business Unit Division Exposure, Training opportunities, Good Corporate Culture

    Cons

    Growth Opportunities are limited, Employee Contractor Ratio is unbalanced. Global Business with small town mentality

    Advice to Management

    Provide more leadership and growth opportunities to junior employees.

  3. "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


  4. "Good company for career growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Excellent benefits
    Company covers several industries
    Career growth opportunities
    Competent manufacturing in United States

    Cons

    Depending on the site, work-life balance can be good or bad.


  5. "TR Manufacturing, LLC, a Corning Company, Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Acquired by Corning in December '14. Small company with lots of "hands-off" support from large company. Great benefits & support from all areas of the company.

    Cons

    Prototyping & quick-turn work takes place in Fremont, CA. Large scale manufacturing is done by partner contract manufacturing in Asia. This can possibly cause delays, but is easily managed.


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corning, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly company climate
    Open and diverse culture
    Low stress
    Good work-life balance
    Good compensation compared to cost of living
    Perfect for people from the glass and ceramics field
    Great for people who like to live in the countryside and prefer to avoid the long city commutes

    Cons

    Not perfect for people who prefer to live in a big city, but you can use the corporate jet to New York City

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you keep listening to your employees.
    Ensure that you keep your long term technology focus and do not follow the many companies that just look after the short term bottom line.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No shortage of projects to manage

    Cons

    Organizational customer engagement model can unnecessarily create obstacles

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Corning, NY
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Corning, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corning has good company perks.

    Cons

    Community is very small - everyone lives and works in the same town. There are a lot of unwritten rules.

    Advice to Management

    Fairness is important.


  9. "Sr. Development Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Painted Post, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career advancement, and generally good work/life balance

    Cons

    Fast paced, and location not that great


  10. "Breathe Easier"

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    Current Employee - Finishing Operator in Painted Post, NY
    Current Employee - Finishing Operator in Painted Post, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corning Inc. is largely diversified and is impacting the world economy and environment in many positive ways. The environmental technologies branch is ensuring air quality globally. Corning offers a very competitive wage and an excellent benefits package to compliment the satisfaction that you are making a positive difference for generations to come.

    Cons

    The shop I work in is controlled by the union which tends to breed unmotivated workmanship. Additionally the seven day swing shift is a great disadvantage.

    Advice to Management

    Offer straight shifts to facilitate some level of consistent lifestyle, and better health.


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