W. L. Gore & Associates Employee Reviews

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Fun and Balanced place to work
Divisional Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZAugust 14, 2017
This job was a great place to work with great co-workers. The management was flexible and treated everyone fairly. The benefits were great. There was plenty of opportunities to advance.
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Great benefits work with your schedule the best they can
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDAugust 11, 2017
Good place to work. Great benefits. Worked great to help accommodate your schedule with work the best they could. Work place has a great culture there.
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It's A Cult
Administrative Support (Former Employee) –  ArizonaAugust 10, 2017
Company offers decent benefits, but pay is below average. Most disturbing: the celebrated "Gore Culture," which is bizarre and cult-like. If you are willing to assimilate to the Gore hive-mind, you will succeed. Ask too many questions and dare to challenge the almighty Gore Culture in any way, and you will quickly find yourself shunned, excommunicated, labeled a "disruptive person," and cast aside. Scientology is more fair and reasonable. Stay away. Stay far away....
Pros
Free food, decent benefits, lots of social stuff
Cons
Bizarre, cult-like corporate culture
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Successful company with a fun culture
Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Landenberg, PAAugust 7, 2017
Gore provides lots of potential for early career engineers. New engineers are quickly given the opportunity to drive projects. Company cares about employees.
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Gore is not what it use to be.
Medical Device Operator (Current Employee) –  Elkton, MDAugust 1, 2017
You learn about Gore culture that most associates do not follow. You get to judge your peers on their contribution to the Enterprise, but they get to do the same. Leadership is a push over; they don`t stand for anything. You get 8hrs to volunteer.
Pros
You can develope youself as a better associate.
Cons
Leadership shows favoritism towards their friends.
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Great
R&D Technician/Working Leader (Current Employee) –  Em2July 28, 2017
I don't want to write a review of WlGore. Looking to move to a different company and position. I think its a great place to work and the culture is what people make of it.
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Great company, limited career growth
Quality Insurance - Medical Products Division QA (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJuly 25, 2017
Located in flaggstaff, az. Slow adopter of technology and limited heirarchy growth.
limited personal growth - all team environment which really slowed down decision process.
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productive
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Newark, DE 19711July 25, 2017
fast pace production lots of eye to eye coordination management needs to get more involved with there employees they are not that professional and they would lay you off with no notice at all
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Team/cross selling
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 10, 2017
One of the things I love is the power of working in small teams. I cross over with other medical divisions and we work as a team with the physicians to provide the best outcome for the patient. I love the work culture, however, I see the medical device industry shifting to where the physicians don't depend on the sales reps and it is driven at a business/financial level.
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Great place to work
Associate (Current Employee) –  Newark, DEJuly 9, 2017
Great culture and atmosphere. Talented individuals as coworkers. Going through some needed changes to stay competitive..Great place to learn. Plenty of on the job training.
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Great culture and great place to work but changing raidly.
Production Area Leader (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 8, 2017
Great career opportunity. Great culture. Should promote from within more often. Many dedicated associates. Many changes have been made to improve profitability and now need to do profit share.
Pros
People
Cons
Waited too long to try and introduce corporate culture.
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Worldwide Manufacturing
Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJune 25, 2017
There was no better place to work. The opportunities, products and people were great. In Flagstaff we manufactured medical devices that saved lives. I loved my job
Pros
Opportunities
Cons
Corporate involvement
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Great place to work
Echo Tech/Surgical research technician (Current Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJune 22, 2017
I still work here and its great. Leadership really cares about your growth. Some associates can take advantage of the culture but over all it is a good place to work at.
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Old Gore was good.. New Gore has lost touch
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 8, 2017
Management, who prefer to be called leadership (because Gore has no titles) are out of touch with the people they manage..

They do not go above and beyond anymore to take care of their "associates" like they did in the past. It seems more and more, the associates (don't ever call them employees) are just numbers in the grand scheme of things, and they prefer to hire temps now more than they do full time employees..
Pros
Decent benefits
Cons
Losing their culture, hiring temps, cutting costs everwhere
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Trying to hold onto a legacy that no longer exists
Associate (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDJune 7, 2017
The company tries to pretend that they don't have bosses (lattice structure) and practice a unique corporate culture. In reality, bosses very much exist when they choose to micromanage the associates but become conveniently silent when a difficult decision needs to be made and the 'culture' is very inconsistently practiced throughout the organization. Leadership will axe a product that is still profitable as soon as there is strong competition from another manufacturer. New product development is mostly improvements to existing products, though not really the creation of new products. Compliance standards practiced in the regulated divisions of Gore are very much lacking and they often get 'dinged' during audits, yet they seemingly refuse to buckle down and do it right which is a holdover from this 'legacy' that existed in the early days of the company.
Pros
decent health benefits package, good salary
Cons
A lot of inconsistencies in work practices, layoffs seem to always be on the horizon.
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work was kind of fun and challenging
Laboratory Technician, Fabrics Division (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDMay 21, 2017
the work was varied and enjoyable, the culture was excellent except where I worked, I was repeatedly told that the company culture was good except in fabrics where I worked.
Pros
varied work assignments
Cons
company culture was not adhered to
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Guter Arbeitgeber mit herausragender Unternehmenskultur
Web Developer Online Marketing (Former Employee) –  83620 Feldkirchen-WesterhamMay 12, 2017
Guter Arbeitgeber mit herausragender Unternehmenskultur
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Fun and positive work atmosphere
Field sales Associate - Rotating Equipment (Current Employee) –  Abu Dhabi,U.A.EMay 1, 2017
Fully independent and very positive job atmosphere. Highly skilled and technical people with very friendly attitude.

I would say its best place work. The company deals with very innovative product and as such it quite challenging to complete each sales process.

Strategic selling is the best way for strong sales procedure which is what Gore.

Gore is pioneer in innovation and i am very much proud to be part of its team.
Pros
Friendly management
Cons
Long hours
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Great Company
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Manor, TXApril 24, 2017
Great work place. Good people. I enjoyed the years I worked there. It was interesting and they really took care of there employees. Wish they would have stayed in Texas.
Pros
Good Pay, Good Culture
Cons
none
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Trying to move a big boat
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZApril 15, 2017
Gore is currently trying to turn a large ship around and it is going to take some time and adjustments. There are still those within the enterprise and division who are resistant to change. Those people are going to find out the hard way that change is inevitable.
Pros
Benefits, autonomy, ability to learn new skills.
Cons
Upper level ineptitude and unawareness of the problems that occur in day to day life.
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