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This synthetic fabric manufacturer of Gore-Tex and Glide dental floss has a long tradition of making money and having fun doing so, dating back to the 1950s and 60s, when Bill and Vieve Gore invited all associates over to their home for the annual company picnic. Now, plants hold celebrations for business milestones, have dedicated fun committees and raise money for the philanthropic fund. Last year, Gore contributed the equivalent of 12% of pay to all associates’ stock ownership plan, with another 3% to their 401(k) accounts as a gift, not a match, for a total of 15% contribution. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year17
# of years on list
19
Industry
Manufacturing & Production
Year founded1,958
CEO/Top executive
Terri L. Kelly
HQ location
Newark, Delaware
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$3.1 billion
Web addresshttp://www.gore.com
Total U.S. employees
6,579
Total employees outside the U.S.
4,111
Full-time jobs added in last year
179
FT job growth in the past year
3%
Number of work sites
38

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
yes
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
no
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$5,250
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
8

Diversity

% Women39
% Minorities21
% African-American/Black
3.7
% Asian
5.2
% Caucasian/White
78.9
% Hispanic/Latino
8.8
% Native American/Alaska Native
3.1
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.3
% Two or more races-
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
11
Vacation
10
Sick days
Set
General PTO
-
Total PTO after 5 years
37

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
-
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay (salaried position)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
-
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay (hourly position)-

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)61
# of job applicants
18,692
Avg. # of applicants per opening
-
FT voluntary turnover
3%
# of jobs filled
1,252
Jobs filled internally
452
% of jobs filled by referral
25%
# new graduates hired78

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)61
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)61