W.L. Gore

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I enjoyed working for W.L. Gore, and would not hesitate to work there again.

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Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Flagstaff, AZ
Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Flagstaff, AZ

I worked at W.L. Gore as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Very great culture of the company, and the city has a fun lifestyle. Management seemed to have strong emphasis and support for R&D projects. They have a very strong internship program, which prepares students well for employment after graduation.

Cons

Main campus of the companies medical division is located in a smaller city, and so getting used to the area was difficult.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Use to love it but times have changed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at W.L. Gore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good retirement options, most seem happy, lots of vacation, and holiday pay.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other companies, most of leadership do not have a degree, educated associates are held back, feels too much like high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-do the culture, cause "it ain't work'n".

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  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    I'd rather be a fisherman near Chernobyl

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at W.L. Gore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    *good life/work balance
    *freedom is nice but definition is ambiguous so it can be used against you at a later time

    Cons

    *leadership is inept and treats the company like it is their own personal country club (smoking jackets and cognac included)
    *HR is leadership's secret police
    *culture is a hoax designed to placate the masses but ultimately used a tool to maintain ignorance
    *compensation process is an enigma, at best
    *no innovation because the company fears it, therefore the same ideas/projects continue to circulate every few years... never coming to fruition
    *your told: "its a privilege to work here"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    advice is pointless, because the response is: "If you don't like it... leave"

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    Disapproves of CEO
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