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  • Rank
    22
  • Prev Rank
    21
  • Number of Years on List
    17
  • Industry
    Manufacturing & Production
  • HQ Location
    Newark, DE
  • Year Founded
    1,958
  • Type of Organization
    Private

The privately held, team-based chemical company (maker of Elixir guitar strings and Gore-Tex fabrics) does things a bit differently by abolishing hierarchy. Without traditional job titles or executives, workers manage one another. And for the past 14 years a rich stock-ownership plan has awarded a 12%-of-pay contribution.

Employees

Total US Employees6,314
Total Employees outside the U.S.3,743

Jobs

New jobs (1 year)75
FT Job Growth in the past Year-
% voluntary turnover-
Number of job applicants past 12 months excluding current employees-
Number of Openings (as of 1/2/14)28

Pay

Job function or title of largest number of FT salaried employees
Engineer
Total Compensation for Salaried Position-
Job function or title of largest number of FT hourly employees
Medical Device Assembler
Total Compensation for FT Hourly Position-

Benefits

Offers Fully Paid Sabbaticals
no
Offers Onsite Childcare
no

Health

Pays for 100% of Healthcare Costs
no
Offers onsite fitness centers
yes
Subsidizes Offsite Gym Memberships
no

Work-Life

Offers job sharing
no
Offers compressed work weeks
no

Diversity

% Minorities-
% Women
40.10%

Training

Average hours of training per year that regular FT salaried employees receive52
Average hours of training per year that regular FT hourly employees receive52