W.L. Gore took the first place this year in France among the “Great Places to Work” that employ less than 500 people. It's not the first time that the Great Place to Work Institute gives it this honor. It has already won similar mentions in national competitions in France as well as in the U.S., the U.K., Sweden, Italy and Germany. The company, which employs more than 10,000 people around the world, including 60 at its sales office in Paris, has annual turnover of more than $3 billion.