W. L. Gore & Associates Employee Reviews

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Summer Associate (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDJuly 9, 2018
The work place was very welcoming and bright. The Associates were nice and hard working. Due diligence is definitely needed. Would definitely recommend anyone to work here.
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3.0
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Cult-like atmosphere
Contract Associate (Former Employee) –  Elkton, MDJune 29, 2018
If you don't fit the Gore "culture", you are simply let go - swiftly and with little explanation. While the people there are very nice, watch your back.
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If you are friends with the higher up people most likely you will have all kind of opportunities.
Research and Development Technician- operator (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 27, 2018
The beautiful Gore's culture is hardly ever practice,a day of work to start is at 6am and you have to be in the clean room a few min before 6am otherwise you get call out for being late, the job is very stressful and physical it hurts your body badly but no one cares as long as they get their goals meet each day. No one has the compassion and family environment that once it had.
it is very sad and disappointing to see such a successful enterprise being so careless and corrupt.
Pros
Good salaries for managment
Cons
super short breaks, expensive health insurance
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Pretty easy going
Associate (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJune 25, 2018
No direct supervision, Culture practiced different at each plant, Leadership selection questionable, No accountability or support, Lots of good people employed.
Pros
flexible with time off, compensation, beneifits
Cons
very inconsistant procedures, lack of direction from leadershipship, Office politics, poor advancement oppertunities
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5.0
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great place to work
Shift leader (Former Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJune 21, 2018
Typical day at work would be to come in, put on your cleanroom suit and build medical devices. Benefits are awesome. sick time, vacation, 401k ect. I would still be here if it wasnt for personal issues
Pros
always doing things for employees
Cons
extremely hard to get hired if you dont know someone working there already
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4.0
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Im still under temp services
Medical cleanroom manufacturing (Current Employee) –  Flagstaff, AZJune 14, 2018
I am still a temporary employee but it sounds great to become an associate. It feels like they have better opportunities. I feel like they are singling out temp services yet we provide the same service as associates.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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None
Cons
Short breaks
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