W.L. Gore Reviews in Flagstaff, AZ

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
239 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Unbeatable work/life balance; best coworkers you'll ever work with (in 34 reviews)

  • Great people and diverse product portfolio (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Compensation lower than expected, especially for a city with such a high cost of living (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, politics, arrogant leadership, hypocrisy (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Summer Hire

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    Current Employee - Summer Hire  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Summer Hire in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at W.L. Gore as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunitys to learn, really nice people everywhere, freedom to chose your own commitments which work well with you.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at W.L. Gore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It depends on the individual, if you can work effectively without direction, and with ambiguous goals, you might really like it here. The culture is interesting, and can be an asset, but it is not utilized by every department, and varies quite a bit from plant to plant.

    Cons

    Something of a popularity contest at times, the feedback you receive can be quite inaccurate and harsh. The culture is both an asset and a hindrance. I really don't know how to rate it. I have noticed a number of people complain that Gore says one thing and does another...frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to bring in some experienced persons and start running like a normal company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very laid back and relaxed

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician I  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Lab Technician I in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at W.L. Gore as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    you make your own commitments and take on how much you choose to handle

    Cons

    Waiting on people to continue with your projects can take a very long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is pretty great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at W.L. Gore full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Being privately held, the company can invest for the long term. Most people are nice and easy to work with. You have freedom to work on your projects with a lot of interference.

    Cons

    There seems to be quite a bit of age discrimination. Younger engineers have more opportunities. Don't believe everything you read about the "Gore Culture"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Summer hire

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at W.L. Gore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great experience to learn during college

    Cons

    work gets slow and ends up being busy work

  7.  

    Medical Device Operator

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    Former Employee - Medical Device Operator  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Medical Device Operator in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at W.L. Gore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, Very military friendly, Low-stress atmosphere

    Cons

    May be difficult to move up in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    some people have to work; and some don't.......

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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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    freedom with schedule, vacation, etc..

    Cons

    Too much middle management erupting across the division. The people that really know their business (job), are the last to be asked for input on that business. Playing pig pong seems more important to leadership than a job well done!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on the green engineers squandering money, and time like it grows on trees. No one monitors what they're actually accomplishing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good work place for self motivated individuals

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Flagstaff, AZ

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

    Pros

    the company has a great culture

    Cons

    takes time to learn the company when first started

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very smart coworkers and a laid back culture

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Flagstaff, AZ

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

    Pros

    Overall I had a very positive experience with Gore.I enjoyed pretty much everything about my time with the company but here are a few of its big pluses:

    -healthy work life balance
    -very intelligent coworkers
    -collaborative work environment
    -hard work is rewarded

    Cons

    hiring has slowed down recently so it might be tough to get hired. Also, the company still runs windows xp on half of its computers which is less than ideal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work with good people

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at W.L. Gore full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Encouragement of direct communication with anyone in the company and the ability to define my own commitments

    Cons

    I think the pay is low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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