Corning Employee Reviews about "work environment"
Updated Dec 5, 2021
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- "Good benefits and that's about it." (in 158 reviews)
- "Great for people who like to live in the countryside and prefer to avoid the long city commutes" (in 134 reviews)
- "pay was good and I got along with almost everyone" (in 118 reviews)
- "Culture is good." (in 76 reviews)
- "good work life balance in a small town" (in 55 reviews)
- "Management is bad" (in 45 reviews)
- "Even technology managers have very little technical background." (in 25 reviews)
- "Frequent layoffs mean you might be laid off every few years" (in 21 reviews)
- "Complete chaos and no leadership." (in 20 reviews)
- "Upper management is aware of the problematic conditions on the automation technician team, but they choose to ignore it." (in 19 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Field EngineerMar 17, 2023 - Field Engineer in Charlotte, NCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Exposure to Fiber Optic help you develop
N/A great work environment helps development
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great companyFeb 13, 2022 - Manufacturing Associate in Durham, NCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Awesome and safe work environment
There are no cons in my opinionContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Great Place to WorkApr 20, 2021 - Controls EngineerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great working environment with a lot of cool things to work on
A lot of last minute decisions on projects because of the ever changing market
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Large Company Pros and ConsDec 19, 2021 - Project EngineerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Corning is a large company with facilities all over the world. As such, there are plentiful opportunities to find positions where an individual can add value. The culture is polite and inclusion and diversity are supported. Management promotes a strong value-based environment and encourages recognition for hard work and achievements. Annual company goals are shared, with specific targets where employees can align their efforts to provide support.
As with any large company, expectations for employees are high. Administrative tasks are significant (beyond project focused work), where smaller companies would not be able to justify the non-value added expense of such tasks.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
World Leader in Glass Research with Friendly, Supportive EnvironmentDec 9, 2014 - Senior Research Associate in Painted Post, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. If you love glass, there is no better place to work. Corning is one of the few companies that supports a healthy balance of applied and fundamental/exploratory research. Researchers are encouraged to pursue their own interests and offered many opportunities for growth and training. The work environment is very friendly and highly cooperative. Corning has a polite small-town culture that fosters a sense of family. There is a feeling that 'we're all in this together.' It is obvious that most people choose to work for Corning because they are passionate about what they do and about what Corning seeks to accomplish as a company. That is part of what makes the research culture here so invigorating. Corning has some of the top scientists in the world working on life-changing innovations. Combined with a friendly, support environment and many opportunities for growth, what's not to love?
No major cons to speak of. I've spent nearly half my life working at Corning's Sullivan Park research facility, and I wouldn't have it any other way!Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great place to workSep 5, 2022 - Administrative Assistant II in Corning, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great work environment and pay.
No downside that I can find.
- Former Intern★★★★★
InternOct 5, 2018 - Anonymous InternRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It was a very positive work environment and easy to adapt.
The town of Hickory, NC is very small and hard to adjust.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Disappointed with the senior management at Corning Cable SystemsJan 25, 2009 - Product Development Engineer in Keller, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Corning has a very long history. In order to achieve this, company cares a lot of employee loyalty to the company. This provided relative stable and simple work environment at Corning. Most CCS employees have a very long service history. The management in most cases provided career development opportunities for most employees. During the good time, the growth within the company is pretty good. The salary and benefit of Corning is quite competitive within the industry. Most employees have annual pay increase based on their performance. Layoff is quite limited during the booming years. Job security is expected for a long time.
This company has a special favor towards former military personnel. This definitely give these people advantage within the company to grow. This also limited development opportunities for other people. Due to the long service time of each employees, the knowledge base will not grow very fast because you will do the same job for a very long time. In normal case, 5 years without any change in job functions is very normal. The product line of the company is very limited. When these limited products are not growing, so is your career. In the recent years, the limited customers have hurt the growth of the business.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Company rateAug 2, 2021 - Supply Chain Manager in Charlotte, NCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Liberal policies Safe work environment both physically and socially. Clean and consistent
Big public company that can have business swings causing big layoffs at times. It’s becoming more metrics driven causing a lose of sight of customer needs at times
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Intern Experience at Production PlantFeb 28, 2016 - Intern in Corning, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Very professional environment Opportunity to receive Six Sigma training Assigned project(s) can be very open-ended
*Please note that this is simply a rating of my personal experience, not the company as a whole: My mentor was a relatively new employee still trying to find his niche, and was too busy completing his own work to assist or direct me very often. I felt more like a nuisance than a protegee to him. My boss was very amiable and I felt like he genuinely wanted to help me, but he was usually too swamped in meetings to meet and discuss my projects. The work environment felt very stiff and formal. I felt very self-conscious about being myself around the more senior staff, which made work less enjoyable.