The name doesn’t have an –ing –izzle or –oogle at the end, but it’s still a pretty cool company to work for.
Gore, which makes everything from GORE-TEX weather-resistant fabric to surgical meshes, is a technology-driven company and doesn’t believe in the traditional corporate hierarchy.
Everyone is considered an associate, from the newest hires to those who have been at the company for decades. Instead of bosses, they have leaders, who “emerge naturally based on their ability to gain the respect of their peers and attract followers,” explains Jenny Maher, an associate on the enterprise-communications team.
“We don’t need to operate through chains of command,” Maher explains. “Instead, we can go directly to the people who can help us the most with a certain decision or project.”
And yes, they’re hiring! Maher said the company’s strongest growth areas are in Arizona, where its medical-products division is headquartered, and the Asia-Pacific region. Check www.gore.com/careers for listings.
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