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Former Employee – worked at W.L. Gore
Pros – Gore's greatest strength is the openness and friendliness of the people, and the relative lack of hierarchy. Almost everyone is willing to stop what he is doing and help you if you have a question about something, or need to be pointed in the right direction. This openness makes life as a new hire much easier, and it makes good business sense in the end--the faster someone can get you on the right track, the less time you waste, and the more productive you are.
The emphasis on innovation also makes this an interesting place to work. Associates with the company have managed to leverage the properties of a single group of chemicals to develop guitar strings, dental floss, medical devices, and high-performance coaxial cables.
Cons – The company culture would be upsetting to people who prefer a more structured, rigid environment. This lack of structure can also be frustrating for new hires or interns who don't have the experience to know what needs to be done, and proceed in a direction to accomplish that. First-time engineers may feel as if they are being "thrown in over their heads."
Advice to Senior Management – Gore is generally a very pleasant place to work.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2008-08-27 06:26 PDT
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