"Make money and having fun", Gore's principle, has completely changed in "make money". Management has taken lots of decisions only thinking on the financial aspect and forgetting the human one. What a shame
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, AZ – June 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.
Shift leader (Former Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – June 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
always doing things for employees
extremely hard to get hired if you dont know someone working there already
Medical cleanroom manufacturing (Current Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – June 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.
Quality Control Tester (Former Employee) – Arizona – June 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.
IT Associate (Former Employee) – Newark, DE – May 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.
freedom and opportunities are there if you work for one of the divisions
culture is changing (especially within the IT field)
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.
Medical Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – May 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.
Good place to work
short breaks, treated like child, little responsiblity
Challenging work in an environment where people are respected
Plant Leader, Wall NJ - Medical Division (Former Employee) – Newark, DE – May 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.
Excellent benefits and stock ownership plan
The need to increase sales and profits is adversely impacting the work culture.
Process Development and Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) – Elkton, MD – May 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.
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – May 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.