W.L. Gore

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    Good experience overall, but...

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    I worked at W.L. Gore

    Pros

    Benefits were some of the best I've had in the Clinical Research industry. The flat management structures allows a fair amount of latitude, autonomy, and freedom to create your own niche. "Small teams" culture provides flexibility to generate and manage new ideas and improvements. Very stable company with strong growth while I was there. A good fit for self-directed, self-motivated people that don't require structure or need lots of direction.

    Cons

    Salary increases were below average and bonuses/profit shares were far below average for my job level. Many departments are not adept at integrating and valuing high skilled or highly experienced new hires. There is often too much "we've always done it this way" from the long tenured employees. Change is often glacial in coming. The freedom to explore new and better ideas does not mean they will be implemented. You must really make a strong case and be a champion for your ideas to get people to follow you. The idea alone won't move. Leadership development is lacking and leadership opportunities appears to be more favoritism based than merit based. That is perspective only, but one shared by several current and former employees with which I've spoken. Be aware that the unique company culture is not for everyone. There is often too much flexibility and latitude and the pace can be slow at times and crazy at others, not well balanced workloads across teams.

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    A better incentive program for associates would help drive higher performance. Dig deeper into the culture to find areas where the status quo is being maintained instead of positive changes or progress. Coach leaders to better orient and integrate very experience new hires so that they can more fully contribute at the high level you hired them for.

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W.L. Gore Interviews

Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015

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    Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    The process took a dayinterviewed at W.L. Gore.

    Interview Details

    This was the second time having an interview with Gore and I was more familiar with the process. I interviewed with the same guy I had 6 months ago for an internship position.

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W.L. Gore Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
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Website www.gore.com
Headquarters Newark, DE
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1958
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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... More

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