W. L. Gore & Associates

Courtesy of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

    Hierarchy is flat at this fluoropolymer powerhouse. That means no titles, no bureaucracy, no preset structure. Every employee gets assigned a mentoring “sponsor” who helps figure out how to succeed in the unique environment. And so-called fun committees plan outings, such softball games and cook-offs, for each plant. “People care about each other and really are a family,” says one associate. See our story At W.L. Gore, 57 years of authentic culture. Also read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    IndustryManufacturing & Production
    HQ locationNewark, Delaware
    Year founded1,958
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Revenue (latest fiscal year)$3.1 billion
    Web addressgore.com
    Global employee headcount10,538
    Best Companies rank17
    % of millennials in the workforce24%