W. L. Gore & Associates Employee Reviews

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Great environment to work in
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJune 12, 2018
I worked in several departments of W.L. Gore and Associates and each one provided needed skills applicable to the position. Privately owned company which is a plus.
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3.0
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WASTE COORDINATOR (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 10, 2018
Its a great company and the benefits are great but the pay is about 5 dollars an hour out of date and it is quite a travel for most people. The culture varies depending on the building you work in.
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5.0
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Great place to work.
N/A (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZ 85085June 9, 2018
Great and fun place to work. they have volleyball, horse shoes, basketball, ping pong table. Free lunch when they have training classes, get to travel
Pros
free lunch doing training
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2.0
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Be cautious
Quality Control Tester (Former Employee) –  ArizonaJune 6, 2018
In the 3 years I worked there things slowly got worse for the employees that do the manual labor. No promotion, lack of communication, no direct leadership. The people most upset with the changes are the ones who do the manual labor, leadership and office dwellers have free paid lunches, flexible schedules, and are compensated due to projects they focus on not helping promote the work force or an individual.
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2.0
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Secure
Application Developer & Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDMay 30, 2018
I was the sole developer on my team and was handed spaghetti code written by 7+ different contractors over the course of about 12 years. I had to update and provide 24/7 support for worldwide users.

The people I worked with were really friendly and happy. There wasn't really any threat of being fired unless you really deserved it, which is sometimes good sometimes bad.

The QA team was basically just there to slow things down with bureaucracy.
Pros
Friendly co-workers
Cons
Extremely low pay, overbearing QA, terrible compensation for IT
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4.0
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Company built on strong values and freedom
IT Associate (Former Employee) –  Newark, DEMay 25, 2018
There is a reason that this company was part of the top 100 companies to work for for many years. They were founded under the belief that associates can be your greatest resources if given the freedom and opportunities to contribute and use their strengths in ways to better the company. This was practiced for well over 50 years and it was truly a great place to work. The culture is changing now though and their core values are not the same as they were before. This is really seen in the IT community which is very sad. If you align yourself with one of their many businesses you will love your time there and the people you are able to work with and learn from.
Pros
freedom and opportunities are there if you work for one of the divisions
Cons
culture is changing (especially within the IT field)
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5.0
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Excellant company to work for
QA and planning (Former Employee) –  Wall, NJMay 21, 2018
W L Gore for 22 years and love it. I had many great experiences while working for them, Gore is fair to all its associates. Great place to work and develop yourself at the same time.
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4.0
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we did team building lessons
machine operator/ inspector/ forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDMay 18, 2018
It was a fast pace environment. Which was a good thing you stay busy. That's what i liked. We did team building lessons which was really cool because it gave us the chance to work with others that we may not work with everyday.
Pros
the team would give you a little birthday party
Cons
benefits
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4.0
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Good place to work
Medical Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZMay 17, 2018
A good place to learn manufacturing skills and the ins and outs of the Culture of the company. They do spend a lot of time trying to hide how much everyone gets paid and when they get raises if they do.
Pros
Good place to work
Cons
short breaks, treated like child, little responsiblity
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Challenging work in an environment where people are respected
Plant Leader, Wall NJ - Medical Division (Former Employee) –  Newark, DEMay 16, 2018
Very family friendly atmosphere. Creativity is encouraged. The company promotes the concept of "leaders" rather than "managers". Leaders have followership, managers do not. It was sometimes difficult to balance the urgency of having others complete a task with the concept of work-life balance.
Pros
Excellent benefits and stock ownership plan
Cons
The need to increase sales and profits is adversely impacting the work culture.
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4.0
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Materials & Product Leadership Company
Process Development and Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  Elkton, MDMay 15, 2018
Gore focuses on deep understanding of the materials they manipulate into uniquely engineered forms to optimize the desired properties in final applications. I've learned process modeling, materials characterization, and statistical process control.. The work culture is heavily reliant on self management such that you prioritize your time to deliver on the projects you're committed to. This allows amazing flexibility for to juggle work-life obligations. The hardest part of working at Gore is navigating somewhat ambiguous expectations and deliverables with a lattice management structure and loosely defined procedures. However this enables customization depending on the specific situation and desired outcomes.
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5.0
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Challenging
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZMay 8, 2018
A very detailed oriented job that cultures team work and innovation. A company that definitely cares about their employees and will do whatever it takes to make sure that the working environment is not stressful so that they can get the best out of their employees.
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4.0
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Great place to work.
3rd Shift Area Leader (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDMay 8, 2018
W.L.Gore provides many oppurtunities to enhance skills and be engaged in a fast paced team environment.
I truly enjoyed my commitments at Gore. Associates really cared about their work.
Pros
Good benefits
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3.0
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None
Manufacturing Leader (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMay 2, 2018
Looking for a company that will have opportunities of growth. I feel at this moment that it is not a option for any advancement in my current employer.
Pros
None
Cons
Short breaks
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5.0
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One Of A Kind
RF Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZApril 27, 2018
Company culture was an industry leader ahead of it's time.
Learned so much about the RF Cabling industry.
Always challenging.
Always proud to go to work.
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1.0
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Formerly a great place to work (Now on a downward turn for the worse!
Current employee (Quality Assurance) (Current Employee) –  Elkton Heights, MDApril 25, 2018
The CEO and top and Middle Management staff are incompetent and make important decisions on the company direction that are just BAD / poor decisions based on a. Lack of structured facts and reasoning.. if the trend is recurring, Gore will make a great acquisition by one of its competitors. Being Number 2 means that all the Rest are Number 1, second best!
Pros
People
Cons
Low pay, incompetent managers and top management, salary is very low - public school teachers make more money! Company is on the downward turn.
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5.0
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Great workplace
Learning and Development Specialist (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZApril 19, 2018
Very flexible environment. Fast paced. Very team oriented. The culture at Gore is a very collaborative, team based environment. Gore is a great company with wonderful benefits.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Lack of direction
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Not a good place to work anymore
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Avondale, PAApril 16, 2018
Didn't make the top 100 place to work this year FOR A REASON don't waste your time leadership is ruining that company and if you're not in the cliques then good luck can work and work and try to prove yourself too much favoritism
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5.0
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Fast paced medical device
Sales Representative - Southern California (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles County, CAApril 16, 2018
Gore provides a superior technology to treat patients with abdominal and thoracic aortic disease. The culture is one of a collaborative work environment.
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3.0
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Uniqur culture but changing
Manufacturing Accountant (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDApril 14, 2018
Gore is a very good place to work but the culture isn't that unique anymore. Getting like a typical company. They are big on change and have to adapt and change.
Pros
Company activities, celebrations, interesting company
Cons
Loosing their identity and changing too much, very competitive environment
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