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    A company slogan states: “We don’t manage people, we expect people to manage themselves.” Sounds Utopian or New Age but it plays out here in the chemistry lab where leaders recognized by their peers have brought forth thousands of products: cables, filters, guitar strings, dental floss, vascular grafts, fabrics such as Gore-Tex, all based on PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). The company operates without a formal hierarchy and team members name their own job titles. For more read: At W.L. Gore, 57 years of authentic culture.

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    Company Info

    CEO/Top Executive
    Terri L. Kelly
    Rank last year22
    # of years on list18
    F500 Rank-
    Industry
    Manufacturing & Production
    Year founded1,958
    Type of organization
    Private
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
    $3.1 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.gore.com
    Total US employees6,453
    Full-Time jobs added in last year141
    Number of work sites-

    Perks

    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women38.52%
    % Minorities20.36%
    % African-American3.52%
    % Asian4.73%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.33%
    % Caucasian or White78.17%
    % Hispanic/Latino8.54%
    % Native American/Alaska Native3.25%
    % Two or more races-
    Same-Sex Benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off

    Holidays
    11
    Vacation
    10
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO-

    Compensation

    Most common job (hourly)
    Device Assembler
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
    Most common job (salaried)
    Engineer
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    FT voluntary turnover3.00%
    # of job applicants16,669
    Avg. # of applicants per opening-
    # of jobs filled1,162
    Jobs filled internally421
    % of jobs filled by referral30.00%
    # new graduates hired65
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)77