W.L. Gore - Great company for a technical career... when including intangible benefits/perks | Glassdoor
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"Great company for a technical career... when including intangible benefits/perks"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Design and Automation in Elkton, MD
Current Employee - Design and Automation in Elkton, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The Culture and most of its principles, Flexibility in commitment, hours, & locations, Peer rankings for contribution (when it works effectively), Associate Stock,

Cons

Lower pay vs comps, secretive contribution and compensation process, varying definition of roles (Particularly leadership)

Other Employee Reviews for W.L. Gore

  1. Helpful (10)

    "You Can Do Better."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Surveillance Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Surveillance Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at W.L. Gore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -If you're in leadership you'll do great Colonel.
    -Free leftover donuts in the kitchen. Sometimes.
    -Some associates have a flexible work schedule.
    -Good pay for those in leadership, or those who negotiate well coming from another company.

    Cons

    -Extremely poor compensation compared to other medical companies, especially for the rank and file employees doing the day to day work.

    -Lackluster vacation time benefits for new hires or those who negotiate poorly with HR.

    -You signed the non-compete agreement, which is designed to intimidate all Gore associates into working there forever. The way the agreement is worded, associates can never leave for another medical company, even if you have no proprietary knowledge.

    -Lack of innovation. The business strategy is play it safe, be last to market with new devices.

    -Minimal opportunity for advancement, unless you're already in a high-visibility role.

    -Many associates get minimal or even no pay increases from one year to the next. The ranking system for compensation does not work.

    -The mythical culture is non-existent. How this company keeps getting ranked as one of the "Best Companies" is a mystery.

    -Hierarchical command structure good ol' boys club with little opportunity to provide input.

    -As others have mentioned, the corporate culture is extremely secretive and intolerant.

    -"Leadership" uses HR as its secret police to keep associates in line. The phrase "No Longer With Gore" is very popular around here. Everyone who has been here more than a year or so knows that translates to "He/she was secretly called into HR for unknown reasons and fired".

    Advice to Management

    Leadership (Management) doesn't take advice from non-leaders.


  2. "Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Process Engineer in Elkton, MD
    Former Intern - Process Engineer in Elkton, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. Many outside of the office perks. Was able to built close relationships with co-workers. Overall great experience.

    Cons

    No sense of management. Limited structure.

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