Newark, Del. (October 23, 2014) — There are a number of factors that can drive a company’s success, and for W. L. Gore & Associates, workplace culture has proven a competitive advantage. It has also earned the company continued recognition as a top workplace, including the No. 4 spot on the 2014 list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, announced today.
Compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the ranking is the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence and identifies the 25 best multinational companies in terms of workplace culture.
For more than 50 years, Gore has cultivated a corporate culture that fosters the innovative spirit of individuals and teams. Associates play an active role in choosing what they work on and defining their career paths. There is no need to operate through chains of command, and decisions are based on knowledge rather than seniority.
“At Gore, we take great pride in our culture and recognize the very important role it plays in driving business success,” says CEO Terri Kelly, who joined Gore as an engineer more than 30 years ago. “By fostering an environment where people feel motivated, engaged and passionate about the work they do, we are better able to tap into our potential and create innovative products that truly make a difference in the world.”
Gore’s product portfolio includes waterproof GORE-TEX® fabric, life-saving cardiovascular devices, filtration technologies and electronic cables used in space missions, among hundreds of other offerings.
Gore is among 2,800 multinational corporations that participated globally in the Great Place to Work® Institute’s 2014 list evaluation processes. Of these, 429 appeared on national Best Workplaces Lists. From that pool of companies, the 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces were selected.
About W. L. Gore & Associates
Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at gore.com.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in 51 countries.
About the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List
Great Place to Work’s annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country.