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38. W. L. Gore & Associates

W. L. Gore & Associates
Rank: 38 (Previous rank: 31)
What makes it so great?
The maker of Gore-Tex has a distinctly egalitarian culture with few traditional job titles and no bosses, just small teams whose members evaluate one another. Every employee is a shareholder of the company after one year.
555 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
2010 revenue ($ millions): 2,963
Website: www.gore.com
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U.S. employees 5,852
Employees outside U.S. 3,620
New jobs (1 year) 83
% job growth (1 year) 2%
% voluntary turnover 3%
Applicants 24,278
Job openings (as of 1/2/12) 109
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Medical Device Assembler
Fully paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership No
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 19%
% women 39%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 11
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 11
From the Feb. 6, 2012 issue
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 2010 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2011 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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