work hard play hard with some of the best people Ive ever worked with.
ENDOVASCULAR SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Newark, DE – September 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
Continuing education along with new products
Upper management didn't always listen to the boots on the ground.
Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – August 17, 2017
A good employer if your ready for a solid career. the management can be delayed and a bit reactive rather than proactive. Advancement is based more on loyalty and seniority than qualifications. That being said it is a nice environment and a very easy job. The enterprise is going through a massive shift in how it operates and it can be felt within.
great facilities, time off, flexability, decent compensation
slow management, not much advancement, delayed compensation.
Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – August 17, 2017
Different management philosophy. Management philosophy is flat and hard to understand initially. Direct manager was very knowledgeable and helpful. Friendly staff. Great benefits. Great training program.
Remote overall managers and "popularity contest" for annual reviews
Administrative Support (Former Employee) – Arizona – August 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....
Medical Device Operator (Current Employee) – Elkton, MD – August 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.
You can develope youself as a better associate.
Leadership shows favoritism towards their friends.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 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.
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 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..
Losing their culture, hiring temps, cutting costs everwhere
Trying to hold onto a legacy that no longer exists
Associate (Former Employee) – Elkton, MD – June 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.
decent health benefits package, good salary
A lot of inconsistencies in work practices, layoffs seem to always be on the horizon.