NEWARK, Del., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for its innovative culture and innovative products, W. L. Gore & Associates ranks among the world's best companies to work for. Gore earned the No. 3 spot on the Great Place to Work® Institute's list of Best Multinational Workplaces, released today.
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 non-hierarchical corporate culture that fosters the innovative spirit of individuals and teams.
"We recognize the important role our culture plays in driving engagement, innovation and business success," says CEO Terri Kelly, who joined Gore as an engineer more than 30 years ago. "We strive to create an environment where Associates not only enjoy coming to work, but where they have opportunities to make meaningful contributions that grow our enterprise and make the world a better place."
Gore's products protect explorers atop the world's highest peaks, communicate data from Mars to Earth, remove harmful toxins from the air we breathe, treat life-threatening medical conditions and solve other complex problems.
Gore is among the more than 2,000 multinational corporations and subsidiaries that participated globally in the Great Place to Work® Institute's 2015 list evaluation processes. These processes generated top workplace lists in dozens of countries, and from those lists, the 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces were selected.
About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
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, nonprofit 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.
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