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W. L. Gore & Associates
W. L. Gore & Associates
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Rank: 21
Previous rank: 38
2011 revenue ($ millions): $3,234

What makes it so great?
Eschewing hierarchy and bosses, the maker of Gore-Tex fabric and Glide dental floss encourages a team-based environmentâÄî and there are no executive perks. "At Gore, we don't manage people," wrote founder Bill Gore. "We expect people to manage themselves."

Headquarters:
Newark, DE
Website: www.gore.com

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Employees
U.S. employees
6,234
Employees outside U.S.
3,606
Jobs
New jobs (1 year)
389
% job growth (1 year)
7%
% voluntary turnover
3%
Applicants
50,266
Job openings (as of 1/2/13)
92
Pay
Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Engineer
N.A.
Most common job (hourly):
Medical Device Assembler
N.A.
Fully paid sabbaticals
No
Onsite child care
Yes
Health
100% health-care coverage
No
Onsite fitness center
Yes
Subsidized gym membership
No
Work-life
Job sharing program
No
Compressed workweek
No
Telecommuting
Yes
Diversity
% minorities
20%
% women
39%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.):
34
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.):
34
From the Feb. 4, 2013 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2011 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2012 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.

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