NEWARK, Del. (March 9, 2017) – For the 20th consecutive year, W. L. Gore & Associates is among the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, making the company one of just 12 Great Place to Work Legends™ that have appeared in every edition of the rankings since the list began in 1998.
“Our longevity on the list is especially meaningful considering that it is largely driven by Associate input,” said Gore CEO Terri Kelly. “Like so many companies, we have gone through considerable change in recent years, reflecting the rapidly evolving world around us. It’s during such challenging times that the strength of our Associates is most evident. They bring passion and energy to work each day and rally around common goals to drive Gore’s success. We remain committed to nurturing a culture that engages our Associates and unleashes their potential.”
Gore holds the No. 52 spot on this year’s list. To earn inclusion in the rankings, applicant workplaces participate in a selection process that includes an employee survey measuring level of trust toward leaders, pride in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers, among other factors.
As the list marks its 20th year, Great Place to Work® — the global research and consulting firm behind the rankings — notes that the honorees keep outperforming the stock market, beating industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrating higher levels of productivity than peers.
Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, commented on the significance of maintaining a high-trust work environment and appearing in every edition of the annual rankings. “We are proud of the Great Place to Work Legends,” he said. “These companies have done the hard work of creating, maintaining and improving a culture that puts people at the center. And they have reaped the business advantages that come with high-trust workplace relationships.”
W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 10,000 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion. www.gore.com
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