The Great Place to Work Institute ranks the world’s multinational companies by studying the workplace cultures, and in 2013 W. L. Gore & Associates, Newark, Del., ranked number five on the list of the best 25 businesses. The company’s non-hierarchical, team-based culture is responsible for Gore’s diverse and innovative products, including waterproof GORE-TEX® fabric, cardiovascular devices, filtration technologies and electronic cables used in space, among other offerings. Associates play an active role in choosing what they work on and defining their career paths. “Our nontraditional culture is more than just a ‘nice to have,’ says Gore CEO Terri Kelly. “It fuels our success.” Read more at W. L. Gore & Associates.