W.L. Gore has returned to the ranks of the 100 Best Companies to Work For list
The Newark company, a mainstay on the list published by Fortune, had not made the top 100 in the past couple of years. The company continued to participate in the evaluation process.
The materials company, known for its unique structure that eschews job titles and layers of management, has been dealing with the challenges of a global economy.
“More than 60 years ago, our founders began building a workplace that empowers people to make a positive impact in the world,” said CEO Jason Field. “They recognized the innate potential in all human beings and fostered a highly collaborative environment where associates openly share ideas, help each other grow and feel a strong sense of ownership for Gore’s success. Today we strive to build on their dream and unleash the natural curiosity and talents of our Associates to create products that improve lives.”
The 100 Best rankings are based on a detailed evaluation from Great Place to Work, a global consulting firm. Their workplace surveys look at 60 elements of experiences on the job, for example, trust in leaders, respect, fairness, and camaraderie. Gore earned the No. 83 spot on this year’s list.
Gore has been seeing more rapid growth in its medical business, which is based in Flagstaff, AZ.
Gore supplies a number of other markets that include aerospace, electronics and fuel cells. It is best known for its Gore-Tex fabric used in outdoor wear.