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Courtesy of W.L. Gore and Associates

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W. L. Gore & Associates

There’s a promote-from-within culture at this manufacturing company, which makes Gore-Tex fabrics, medical devices, and more. Nearly half of its hires in the past year were made internally. Employees say they can “literally move to any role in the organization” with the right skills and training—which Gore will help pay for.

Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

Rank last year

12

Years on list

20

HQ location

Newark, Del.

Total employees

9,889

Job openings (as of February 2017)

66

Industry

Manufacturing & Production

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$2.9 billion

Year founded

1958

Type of organization

Private

Number of work sites

38

Perks
offers
Onsite fitness center
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
Diversity
% Women39%
% Minorities21%
% African-American/Black4%
% Asian5%
% Caucasian/White78%
% Hispanic/Latino9%
% Native American/Alaska Native3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races< 1%
% Unknown ethnicity< 1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO21
Total PTO after 5 years26
# Sick days10
Max hours PTO for volunteering8
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Engineer
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)Medical Device Assembler
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %-4%
# of job applicants19,004
Avg. # of applicants per opening-
FT voluntary turnover4%
Jobs filled internally325
% Jobs filled by referral12
# New graduates hired48
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)42
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)42