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Compensation Analyst, Americas

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Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50123


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The global Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.

HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable.  Corning’s Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Corning’s Values visible.


Corning’s Center of Excellence (COE) Compensation & Benefits is looking for a Compensation Analyst to support the Americas compensation team.


The role will focus on providing operational and analytical Compensation support to Corning’s Compensation team in the Americas region and its HR and business customers. However, in this multi-regional team, you may be asked to support our EMEA team too. You will be based in Corning NY, United States.


Role Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide operational and analytical compensation support to Corning’s Compensation team and its HR and business customers. This position is focused on, but not limited to, the Americas region to ensure that:

  • COE programs/processes/policies support the attraction and retention of the number and type of talent required to execute corporate strategy.
  • COE programs/processes/policies establish and reinforce Corning Values and positive work environment, while complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • COE key stakeholders fully understand the value, benefit, and use of COE programs/processes/policies. Ensures standards, policies, and guidelines are understood and consistently applied.
  • Financial decisions and recommendations support top quartile cost performance objectives while maintaining appropriate levels of HR service delivery
  • Compensation programs are aligned with Corning’s overall Total Reward philosophy and framework.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop excellent working relationships with Business Unit HR (BUHR), Shared Services, and other HR COEs.
  • Responsible for the completion of annual U.S. salary survey submission process, and the development and recommendations provided for annual U.S. salary ranges. In addition, assist other COE team members with salary submission processes, including hourly and executive.
  • Assist other Compensation COE team members with annual salary review processes for both salaried and union free hourly workforces by providing testing, business and plant HR training, and end process data analysis.
  • Provide ad-hoc compensation analysis work when requested by BUHR or COE (e.g., total compensation analysis for salaried positions, compensation program survey completion, compensation cost analysis for project initiatives and employee retention, etc.).
  • Assist other COE team members and provide analytical support for a wide variety of other compensation & benefits processes such as Global Pay Equity, Equity administration, Benefits (outside of the USA) and Global Mobility;
  • Become an expert in U.S. salaried compensation wage analysis, processes, and procedures.
  • Responsible for coordination of President’s Sales Club & Circle for the corporation to include annual process review, employee eligibility identification, program kick-off and training, answering questions from BUHR, and award distribution.
  • Obtain functional knowledge of sales compensation, including Corning’s Sales Incentive Pay (SIP) philosophy and corporate framework, employee SIP payment processes and best practices for employee transitions to/from SIP.
  • Assist in bi-annual global pay equity process, including employee data compilation and submission, corporate analysis and report out, employee adjustment recommendations, implementation of final adjustments and employee statement creation.
  • Obtain functional knowledge related to compensation in areas of compliance, legal, and audit.
  • Ensure that the governance and administration of various compensation programs comply with established guidelines, processes, and procedures.
  • Implement/deliver new programs or trainings to our business HR units.
  • Partner with the COE Communications Manager to develop training/communication materials.


Education & Experience:

For this role we are looking for an HR professional with 2-3 years of salaried compensation experience. You have worked with and understand the importance of HRIS systems (we work with SuccessFactors) and other compensation applications/vendors. You are a high-energy and result-focused team player with proven analytical, MS Excel, and communication skills, who is inquisitive, able to learn quickly and keen to throw yourself into new experiences.


Travel: 0-10% 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning