W.L. Gore Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2014
Updated Aug 7, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Training Capacity Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at W.L. Gore.

    Interview Details

    I have had several interview opportunities with this company over the last few years. Feel more like they are comparison shopping just to go through the motions as opposed to truly seeking out the skills needed to fill the role. Most often the job description does not reflect the most important skill or knowledge they are seeking and then this becomes the reason you are not considered for the position. I always ask recruiters what concerns they have regarding my skills or qualifications for the position in which I am interviewing and am consistently told my skills and experiences are what they are looking for. The interview skills of "hiring leaders" are poor. There is no rapport building. NONE. Again, it feels as if they are only going through the motions to check off that an external was "considered".

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was the first question during a recent initial phone screen with the hiring Leader - "What questions do you have?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at W.L. Gore in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Three step process: General phone interview, technical phone interview and an in-person interview with two panels. Be prepared to think outside the box because some the questions are difficult and no previous experience is going to help. They just want to see your thought process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Production Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Elkton, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elkton, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at W.L. Gore in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Typical behavioral interview process. They will be looking for how you will fit in with the team as a primary hiring criteria. Secondly, will be your skill set. If you have a family member of friend working at Gore you will have a much higher chance at landing a job.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time of team or personal conflict within the workplace and how you were able to resolve it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The salary and vacation was non negotiable. This will depend on the position and the plant leader/ HR ego.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was relatively simple and straightforward. I went through a phone conversation with HR, where I was given a behavioral interview. Since it was HR, they were focused more on my ability to work with others and in a team-based capacity. Overall, the interviewer was very pleasant, and she did well in making me feel comfortable the whole time.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a conflict you experienced and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    On campus recruiting lead to an on campus interview. There was a group panel company introduction session after being called to setup an interview. There was food and the attendees were extremely relaxed. We got a brief presentation on the different divisions of Gore and how the company works. The session opened up to questions, but the session did not move quickly and I had to leave for class before I could talk to them one on one. The interviewer was nice and the questions were rather standard behavior based questions. Everything was standard.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you approach a project with Gore Tex and how would it be different depending on the end use environment?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at W.L. Gore.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting led to on-campus interview. HR staff did an excellent job of keeping candidates posted on progress throughout the application progress. Recruiters were process engineers, extremely friendly. They were well-informed and prepared, and conducted several information sessions during the career fair week as well as individually for specific clubs on campus like AIChE. The interview experience was friendly and well-organized - recruiters engaged with me in conversation and seemed eager to share their experience as well as ask me about mine.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The process was very pleasant. The HR was very nice and responsive to e-mails and calls. Phone interview, and then on-site interview. During the phone interview, the questions asked were things like tell me about yourself, your biggest weakness and accomplishments. During the on-site, there were two interviews with two different teams. The questions asked were mostly technical questions, and case studies.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at W.L. Gore.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was contacted by phone one within two weeks. The phone interview was brief and not very structured. It seemed more of a friendly conversation, the interviewer started by telling me about the company, asking a few questions along the way. I could tell the individual was very excited to work there and enjoyed it. Then we went over my resume and a little about my current job/work responsibilities. Then the interviewer set up an onsite interview date, set for less than two weeks away.
    The onsite interview was relatively short. There were three interview groups (two contained three people, one contained two people), each session taking 45-50 minutes. All the interviewers wore name tags, so remembering names was not part of the difficulty.
    After it was over they had a tour with a local Realtor to show the prospective employee the area. No tour was given of the facility itself.

    Interview Questions
    • The reoccurring theme of the interview was about testing. A little bit of background, the products being made at this facility were medical devices, so of course the quality must be very high. If a product has a flaw it could contribute to or cause major health problems. So, in each group, the question was asked "How much testing is enough?" or "How many times would you test it before being satisfied?"
      ... a difficult question to be answered.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at W.L. Gore.

    Interview Details

    Heard about this through the university career services website. It was a very standard and quick interview, took only about 20 minutes. Asked questions directly from my resume and then a few behavioral questions. The interviewers seemed very interested and impressed with my experiences but I didn't get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at W.L. Gore.

    Interview Details

    The interview process started with an on campus interview. Next, I was flown out to Gore's plant in Arizona. They were very considerate, and they did a great job with the process.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a lot of skill based questions that were difficult. They wanted to hear your thought process.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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