W. L. Gore & Associates Employee Reviews

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America's 100 best company to work for.
Purchasing/Buyer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 7, 2017
Convenient working location. Great teammates and cross-functional team members. Promotes healthy working relationship and healthy life styles. Sense of achievement, saving lives in the job I did.
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Awesome
Facities Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZDecember 6, 2017
The job was great experience for a college freshman. Guaranteed 40 hours a week with any unpaid time off you asked for. The managers are great people and really help temporary people excel within the company.
Pros
great pay
Cons
no benefits for temps
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Cool place to work
Manufacturing Technician, 3rd Shift (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDNovember 28, 2017
Learned a lot about different machines and technologies. For a large company they have a good team atmosphere on a small level. People here were wonderful to work with.
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Not worth a second look.
Medical Device Engineer/Scientist (Current Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZNovember 20, 2017
I've worked many places in my life however this place is by far the absolute worst place ever. They preach this culture that is a complete hoax. People with years of experience aren't even listened to. Complete waste of time. Things move so slow here that they will never meet their market targets.
Pros
Flagstaff is a nice area
Cons
no work that is challenging etc..
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Low pay-cliques
Machine Operator/Inspector (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDNovember 10, 2017
I had high expectations for my job at W.L Gore but those expectations were dropped when i started. the cliques/groups that were in there would get you terminated if you farted wrong. no chance what so ever. Poor management with the worst communication. They expect you to kill yourself on jobs that require more then one person and refuse to recognize hard work and effort put forth. My advice is to keep your expectations low and keep your head down. At one time W.L. Gore was a great company to work for but now you are to vulnerable as an employee there. good luck if you do work there.
Pros
family life
Cons
cliques, Low Pay, Overworked, No appreciation
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Practice what they preach NONE!
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDNovember 5, 2017
The company really wasn't too bad to work for at the beginning but over time it had become very stressful. They preach various culture statements which 75% of the people who work for the enterprise do not practice. Of course every facility was different with the way the culture was practiced. Favoritism was a very big factor when it came to individuals and their career advancement which was very unfair. It became very uncomfortable for a typical day to be able to go into work everyday and enjoy what one did for a living. To a point where everyone stops all communication with one another because they're afraid of the repercussions that they might face which would end their employment. Needless to say very sad that a company which was build on great values has fallen apart.
Pros
Cleanliness, Fair Salary
Cons
Healthcare, fairness, One on one communication
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Excellent Co-op Opportunities
NPD Engineer, Co-op (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDNovember 3, 2017
W. L. Gore offers internships and cooperative education experiences that enhance a students skill set and prepares them for a job after college. As an intern you are given the opportunity to speak to many different professionals and work on different projects to help a student narrow down their career path.
Pros
Culture, Experience
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Great company, great culture
Desktop Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Newark, DENovember 1, 2017
If you're lucky enough to get a job at Gore, congratulations. Awesome benefits, awesome culture. The only issue with the company would probably be location - in the US you're looking at mainly Delaware or Arizona. This is an issue for retaining talent however their infrastructure is such that they aren't moving anytime soon.

If you can deal with the location, it's probably one of the best places you can possibly work. Gore takes care of their people.
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Excellent working environment / management
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDOctober 30, 2017
Highly recommend working for Gore. The culture, management, and coworkers are great. The benefits / compensation are good. Really enjoyed working here. Company makes it a priority to ensure good work / life balance.
Pros
Compensation, Good Management, Work / Life Balance
Cons
N/a
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Fun workplace, family like, supportive
Intern (Former Employee) –  MarylandOctober 27, 2017
My experiences at Gore were a great way to see what jobs in my area are like. I got to meet all kinds of people with various professional degrees who enjoyed teaching me how to run certain instruments and analyze the data.
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Productive and fun place to work
Production Operative (Former Employee) –  Dundee CityOctober 21, 2017
Worked as part of a busy workplace producing cables and wiring for Miitary and Commerical airlines. A great palce to work with happy atmosphere. Working Mon-Friday.
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Great Temporary Summer Job
Wear Trial and Tester (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDOctober 16, 2017
Working throughout the summer as a temporary assistant in a research lab has its perks. A great fortune 500 company to start my professional career with.
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communicative
Medical Device Operator (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDOctober 7, 2017
Advancement felt possible and support was given by leadership. Relationships were encouraged and hard work rewarded. The pay was acceptable as well.
Pros
adequate breaks and lunches
Cons
none
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Place of oppotunity
Reception/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Appleton North, Elkton, MDOctober 6, 2017
The Culture at Gore was remarkable. We make money and have fun. Atmosphere is very laid back. We were all treated alike and would help others to help them to succeed. I would stay here for the rest of my life if given the opportunity. Always fair to all. Company events for team buildng. Great place.
Pros
Team building Events
Cons
When you have to leave.
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Cult Environment
Associate (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDSeptember 28, 2017
If your work groups doesn't like you - you're toast. No matter if you have more education and experience than anyone in the group. Your "sponsor" makes all the difference too. My sponsor sucked!!
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Easily the best place I have been employed
Mechanical Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZSeptember 26, 2017
The only reason why I would think of leaving is for relocation back to Colorado. W.L. Gore & Associates do really care about their associates. The company stresses balanced work/home lifestyle and provides a stress free environment in which it's associates thrive.
Pros
low stress environment
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Freedom to develop and grow your career
Industrial / Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Livingston, West LothianSeptember 21, 2017
Great place to work - unique culture of freedom and fairness where compensation is based on contribution to the enterprise. No job titles means that you have the power to develop across a flat lattice style structure
Pros
Pension, Healthcare, Canteen
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Good culture
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 19, 2017
The company does a lot for their employees. They offer a work/life balance and are very flexible. I would recommend this company to others who are looking for a job.
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work hard play hard with some of the best people Ive ever worked with.
ENDOVASCULAR SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Newark, DESeptember 14, 2017
compensation is fair
products are excellent
management in sales division was way above par
one facet of Gore's culture is the ability to pursue one's passion
the best part of working at W.L. Gore was the people
Pros
Continuing education along with new products
Cons
Upper management didn't always listen to the boots on the ground.
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Fun place to work
Information Technology Specialist (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 6, 2017
Great place to work. Good relaxed culture. I would recommend this company to anyone out there looking. Stress free environment and everyone is treated fairly.
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