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Challenging at times yet rewarding

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, DE
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

I have been working at W.L. Gore

Pros

Good work/life balance
Techinical innovation and freedom to be creative
Power of small teams and strong peer to peer community

Cons

Lack of communication between core teams and the actually people expected to do the heavy lifting?
Better balance on compensation with same level contirbutos

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more and actively do what you say you will. Be more visible and approachable with people on the front line and ones responsible for making finished products. Communicate updates more frequently.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK, but leadership is moronic

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Elkton, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Elkton, MD

    I have been working at W.L. Gore

    Pros

    * Ability to find your own teams
    * Acceptance of people already there, seasoned individuals welcomed with open arms
    * Benefits are good
    * Work life balance, no one works that hard

    Cons

    * Leadership, Bill Gore designed plant leader role around his skills, current leaders are mixed bag of politicians and non technical folks
    * For a company that doesn't have titles, seem to worry a lot about titles (only they call them "commitments")
    * Work life balance, no works that hard
    * Nepotism is rampant
    * "all in same boat" dumbs down everyone (was not the original intention)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger technical leadership, less nepotism (new hires have to be related to someone), more fairness in compensation.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Say what they want to hear,You do fine, just don't rock the boat

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elkton, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkton, MD

    I have been working at W.L. Gore

    Pros

    Very flexible when it comes to yuor family they don't hesisitate to let you have time off if you need it

    Cons

    Don't seem to care about employee well being while working on the job. They don't want to upgrade work conditions even. If someone gets injured. Would just try to modify things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people who are competent in leadership positions not who is your best bud or just agrees with everythingQ

    Disapproves of CEO
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