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W. L. Gore & Associates

What makes it so great?
Associates (they never call them "employees") are in charge in a culture remarkably free from structure. When management guru Gary Hamel visited here in 2005, one associate told him, "If you tell anybody what to do here, they'll never work for you again."

Headquarters: 555 Paper Mill Rd., Newark, DE 19711

2008 revenue ($ millions): 2,540

Career website: W. L. Gore & Associates Careers