Our products include everything from consumer items—such as ELIXIR® guitar strings and GORE-TEX® fabrics—to medical implants and toxin-destroying filters. We foster innovation through a unique culture that relies on teamwork and direct communication rather than chains of command.
How to Get Hired
We asked W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We’re interested in prospective Associates who are active learners. Seeking out different perspectives and being prepared for new ways of doing things have long been valued in our environment. Accordingly, candidates who take initiative in their own development, who are energized by learning new things and refreshing their skills pose a good fit. We also look for applicants who are comfortable working in ambiguous situations, and, taking it a step further, applicants who can help bring clarity to ambiguity by helping to define a path forward.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
It’s a plus to have a Gore connection with a current or former Gore Associate. One of our most effective sources of candidates is our own Associates, so our recruiting team pays close attention to referrals. Another way to get our attention is to share insights about your personality or interests in an authentic way. When we’re evaluating candidates for a particular opening, we do take the time to read cover letters of candidates who appear to match our qualifications. If a cover letter speaks to why you are passionate about the position or field of work or our company, and you are able to convey who you are in a genuine way, the resume will be more likely to get special attention.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We’re always looking for engineers from a variety of disciplines—chemical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical, materials science and the like. In particular, the hiring of new engineering graduates remains a cornerstone of our recruiting program. In addition, we expect to make some strategic hires this year with skills and experiences that enhance our digital marketing capabilities and customer/market-facing understanding.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Go to the Careers section on gore.com to explore job openings, view videos that bring our culture to life, check out additional tips on the characteristics that pose a good fit with Gore, and learn about who we are as a company. Follow us on social media: search “Gore” under the companies section of LinkedIn for our jobs listing.