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W. L. Gore & Associates Employer Reviews

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Not all about having fun and making money as their slogan says
Assembler (Former Employee), Jersey ShoreApril 8, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: slow or low pay increases. over the top company culture and hypocritical leaders and followers
I worked a total of 10yrs for the company. It was a privately owned medical device company and Gore acquired the company a few years after I started to work there. I use to enjoy going to work everyday til I started to get pressured into the companies deep culture and a zillion other culture related programs and clubs or whatever else plant manager, – more... cell leader or anyone higher up or other clusters came up with. The constant interruptions during working hours for meetings and other non emergency issues that keeps workers from doing their jobs. One of the main issues was the constant push of company culture and how we have to be part of it whether we agree on it or not. Leaders, Plant managers and anyone that's from office area would preach about company culture and how we have to follow it but, I've witness countless of times themselves violating that culture themselves. The company started to feel like a religious cult and if you violate you will get frowned upon. Workers constantly running to cell leader complaining about other workers and not doing one on one communication with each other. If cell leaders find you different then the rest of the workers you become a target and they will try to get rid of you and not follow company culture and contact your sponsor and talk about the issues. You will be pulled from your dept. and bought to a conference room you end up sitting in a room with your cell leader,plant manager and Human resource and your left wondering what's going on . Your sponsor nowhere in sight and or have any knowledge of what's going on, a direct violation of company culture. You maybe great at doing your job and making great product but if you don't heel to their culture and paint a smile on your face for 8 yrs or more like a stepford wife then you have no chance in this company. Benefits are great but environment isn't pleasant. – less
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must have good ping pong skills
medical device operator (Former Employee), phoenixoApril 27, 2013
Pros: benifits
Cons: leadership is in one mindset and not willing to give a chance in differnt area.
Good benifits. Not willing to move you if one area does not work out.
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Work life balance like no where else.
Biostatistician (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZSeptember 27, 2012
Pros: work life balance
Cons: slow pay increase
Great chance to learn and grow. It is expected that you take care of your family first when you work at Gore. The organizational structure (or lack there of) is challenging. Negotiate a great starting salary because you are not going to move up fast in pay or position at Gore.
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Difficult to work with long term Associates, due to some feel threatened by performance and efficiency idea's from other teammates
Manufacturing tech (Former Employee), elkton,mdFebruary 8, 2012
Pros: company stock program, health insurance
Cons: leaders, are not aware, of what is really happening, on the manufacturing floors
This company has great idea's, but lacks the support from it's leadership to contribute on time feedback. I witnessed sabotaged efficiency improvements that could have enabled cost savings, especially in overtime, due to trying to allow their manufacturing machines to operate non stop thru out the work day. Long term Associates are very set in their – more... ways and do not enjoy change, the changes are vital to over all success and continued cost measures. Bye keeping cost down a company can share this with their customers, which improve relations and concerns. – less
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Great benefits from day 1.
none (Former Employee), noneDecember 10, 2012
Decent wages but very difficult to advance in company without playing the very unfair games the company preaches against. Great benefits and opportunity for advancement if someone is "socially gifted".

About W. L. Gore & Associates

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. – Read more