- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at W.L. Gore full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
The culture and working conditions are great. Compensation is fair. Benefits are world class with many opportunities for growth. Vacation and leave are excellent.Cons
Sometimes new product development is slow due to lack of qualified personnel in a given division. Mature product lines grow stale with customers, resulting in loss of business to competition. Leadership sometimes is out of touch with the "feet on the street".Advice to ManagementAdvice
Listen more closely to associates that are with customers on a daily basis.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at W.L. Gore.Interview Details
Applied online and got a behavioral phone screen. Gore is really committed to its company culture so this is really important. They like to ask questions about how you interact in teams, how you overcome obstacles; tell stories.
On site interview process was rigorously technical. Four sets of 45 minute interviews, 2 interviewers. Most interviewers came in and said, "We are going to dive deep into one of your technical experiences". This required drawing diagrams on the board, answering their questions on your technical background. One interview presented a diagram and had me explain how the device worked and then we walked through various case studies on that device in different scenarios.
The rest of the day was a plant tour where you learned all about Gore's products. Would have been nice to have this knowledge for the interview, but I'm sure the interviewers get tired and having the morning session has its own benefits.
Overall, very fun, personable, and enjoyable process. Associates really care about the company culture and like to talk about that relative to their technical background.Interview Questions
- "What products could you add to Gore's lineup?" Answer Question
The weather might be cold, wet, and uncomfortable, but W. L. Gore & Associates wants you to enjoy the outdoors, anyway. The company makes a variety of fluoropolymer products; best known is its breathable, waterproof, and windproof Gore-Tex brand fabric. Textile applications range from clothing and shoes to Elixir guitar strings, space suits, and sutures. In addition to consumer apparel (popular among hikers and hunters), W. L. Gore makes insulated wire and cables, filtration products, and sealants. Its textile lineup is offered under the Gore-Tex brand as well as...