W. L. Gore & Associates

W. L. Gore & Associates Employee Reviews

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Good environment for growth.
Global Project Management (Former Employee) –  Newark, DEFebruary 15, 2017
This company produces an environment that allows career growth. Associates are given the freedom that enables out of the box ideas.
Pros
Lattice work environment
Cons
A lot of travel
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Great people
Associate (Former Employee) –  UKFebruary 8, 2017
Great work culture, many opportunities to grow, develop and advance. Good benefit package. Global company can involve a lot of travel.
Pros
Working enviroment, people, benefits.
Cons
Can be very demanding
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Sucks
Fuel Cell Area Leader (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDFebruary 1, 2017
You can do your job well and if you are on a team of slackers who have been with the company for a long time. You can turn out to be the outcast and deemed "unemployable". Find some where else to work this place is a joke..
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Great Job
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDJanuary 19, 2017
One of the best companies I have ever worked for. I only left due to having kids and the hour constraints. Would recommend to anyone seeking good quality employment.
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Good
Engineering Associate, Internship (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJanuary 10, 2017
- People are great and helpful
- Lots of fun things and free food
- Nice location
- Paid great
- Living allowance is awesome
- project is not identified until you get to see your advisor
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Super laid back but low pay
Medical device assembler/Process trainer (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJanuary 10, 2017
Gore prides it's self on it's "Gore Culture", which in a nutshell is treat an employee well and they will be productive. It is true and it works, is a great place to work unfortunately they don't pay enough to support a family. If you have a two income family or are single it is great but if you are the single income provider for you family you will not make it.
Pros
fun, easy going, good leadership
Cons
low pay
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Great Place to work
Facility Engineeer (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDJanuary 3, 2017
Would recommend this employer for someone seeking a future with a company. Good associates with great skills and everyone is willing to help you out when you need it. Great benefits and retirement program.
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Great Place
Associate (Summer Hire) (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZDecember 14, 2016
I really enjoyed my time at Gore. They have a very unique culture which lands them on the fortune top 100 companies to work for every year and it shows.
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Great work life balance
Product Specialist Gore-Tex Fabrics (Current Employee) –  Newark, DEDecember 8, 2016
This is a great place to work if you are seeking a great work life balance. It is a very employ and family focused organization
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Great, everyone on same level.
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZDecember 6, 2016
This is by far the best company I've worked for. Why everything is great, benefits, the environment, diversity, culture, a fortune 500 company, this company is there for you. I needs if you have any disability, there is always room for improvement to help its associates. Its big on helping employee to improve themselves education, home, work hours, and health.
Pros
massage on weekly basis for a small fee.
Cons
I can't find any cons
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Great company to work for.
Associate (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZDecember 1, 2016
Great medical device company, good benefits, management and culture. Parking facility,clean and safe working conditions.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Commute
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Best company I've worked for
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Newark, DEDecember 1, 2016
They strike a great work life balance and hire smart, fun, creative individuals. As you move up there are more politics, but this is indicative of most larger firms. Very open to changing job functions and they fully support individual views and ambitions.
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Productive and some times challenging
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDNovember 9, 2016
Start day with work orders, cut,press,inspect, and pack product.
Work with others as team member
Management for most part fair and supportive.
Team members were fun to work with, very supportive of each other.
Working with old and out of date machines.
Everything about the job I found enjoyable and challenging at times.
Pros
Team building, celebrations.
Cons
Last minute changes, lack of communication.
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Helpful and cooperation
Senior Design (Current Employee) –  Newark, DEOctober 23, 2016
WL Gore has been a tremendous sponsor for our senior design. From being able and willing to meet with us regularly, to giving us all the resources we need to succeed.
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Not the culture you hear about
Quality Assurance Associate (Current Employee) –  Elkton, MDOctober 14, 2016
I typically get the following response from people when I say I work for Gore....I heard that is a great place to work...my response is always, yeah, I heard that too. In reality, not so much.
Cons
horrible leaders, poor business decisions, very clickish
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cleanroom operator (Current Employee) –  Wall, NJOctober 10, 2016
excellent people and place to work with a strong work culture. You,re able to grow and give ideas to further help company grow
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Fun and exciting place to work
New product development and project leader (Current Employee) –  LivingstonSeptember 20, 2016
Plenty of personal development opportunities. Provided the ability to transfer commitments within the same company.

An almost unique culture that encourages associates to make their own commitments but they had better deliver on them as they will be held accountable.

A laid back working environment but the company do expect a lot of the asociates
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Lots of change - good or bad?
Compensation Specialist (Current Employee) –  Newark, DEAugust 31, 2016
Gore sales revenue has been flat and profit declining for many years. Senior leadership at the enterprise level lacks a vision and lacks the skills to coordinate a multi-division, global company. Base material used in 99% of products is environmentally persistent. Recent change to Board Chairman is now third generation Gore family member.
Pros
Addition of former DuPont executive = professional management.
Cons
Human resources group has been empowered broadly = incompetent people driving change, process engineer is the enterprise HR leader, go figure.
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productive and great place to work
Production Operator (Current Employee) –  LivingstonAugust 30, 2016
great people to work with. challenging and rewarding work. always busy , great benefits including holidays. Great environment and location, good canteen.
Pros
shares and bupa cover
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Great work life balance and great people to work with.
Quality Engineer (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZAugust 27, 2016
Gore provides a great work life balance. This is a very innovative company and you work with really great people. I would recommend this company.
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Overall rating

3.8
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