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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.

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