Whirlpool
3.2 of 5 350 reviews
www.whirlpoolcorp.com Benton Harbor, MI 5000+ Employees

Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.2 350 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(227 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Production Manager (Former Employee)
Farīdābād, Haryana

I worked at Whirlpool as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood opportunities to grow yourself.

ConsDoes not have a good work culture

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great innovation but lacks last mile marketing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

Prosgreat culture
freedom to experiment
integrity based
believes in innovation
cross functional work

Consconservative
less salary
less perks
less risk taking
too much data driven

Advice to Senior Managementgo aggressive and take some risks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have good experiance with this company n some unwanted experiance also.

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Nāgpur, Maharashtra

I worked at Whirlpool as a contractor for more than 5 years

Prosbest company, better product, good service.

Consexcutive n managers give just comittment.......

Advice to Senior Managementpls dont give just commitment n wrong n late commitment is very harmful for grass rout level employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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its a good place but could be made much better by making it more people friendly.

Deputy Manager (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I worked at Whirlpool

ProsThere were lots to learn in terms of inter departments, one will get chance to interact with people from different departments and vendors. As I was in design team, so interactions was on quite higher side, we used to meet senior level team members from other teams and lots of idea's sharing and validation and impletation used to happen. One is open to speak about creative & innovative ideas.

ConsThere were no proper feedback session. Senior team member used to be bit bossy and insecure, what if junior team member starts working good and getting more recognition.
in terms of accepting Ideas and implementing they are quite slow. By the time they understand market and realize need, competitiors go much ahead.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be timely feedback session. A proper growth plan for employee should be made specially if he/ she taking care of two different roles and want to grow in one certain area. Giving chance or say, trusting the junior level team member so that he too can feel motivated and show his true potential.

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Good company to start your career with but difficult to stay with long term

Sales Development Representative (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood company culture, "no wrong way to do a right thing". HQ is in SW Michigan which is a tough place to attract talent from around the country. Most employees there hail from that part of the country and don't mind the lack of a big city and cold winters but outsiders resist moving there.

Consslow to innovate and keep up with challenging competition at times. Top level leadership is still a good old boys club if you look around despite existing in an industry where customers are primarily women.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit from outside the SW Michigan, Ohio, Indiana area and diversify the workforce.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun products to work on with great people.

Anonymous (Former Employee)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFun products with a great sense of urgency to get them to market. Headquartered in a excellent small community right next to some of the best beaches in the country.

ConsLong hours are expected for a promotion. Pay is average at best. Lots of last minute requests from management.

Advice to Senior ManagementShorten the time to advance people amd prioritize life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work and family balance.
Manufacturing locations management is good

ConsCorporate bosses (they are not not leaders) say one thing and do other.
Corporate management not so good

Advice to Senior ManagementHire or promote real leaders that have proven leadership and not just friends from previous jobs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, Whirlpool is a good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI (US)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou get the chance to work on great, meaningful projects with a team of pretty great people. St. Joseph/Benton Harbor is a wonderful place to raise a family and the weather is great (in the summer!)

ConsWish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements.

Advice to Senior ManagementImplement some really robust HR policies that support employees who want to work in a more flexible way. Right now it has to be done "under the table" and there seems to be no support for the top.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Global Senior Director - Global Business Solutions (Former Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI (US)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGlobal program management opportunities, tremendous individual skills growth opportunities.

Cons"Mom and Pop" feel, Vs Corporate Industry Leader. Both advantageous, and disadvantageous, depending on your level and role within the firm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company is performing well now, but red tape continues to hold back top performers

Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe culture is relaxed with a great work/life balance. The pay is competitive and the bonus for the last two years has been great.

ConsHR continues to hold top performers back ensuring their pay does not exceed their salary bands. This creates little incentive to perform well from a salary perspective, when your merit increase is larger than your promotion salary increase.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the people you've hired do their job. There is no reason a director should be signing $1M contracts when you're a $20B company! Look outside of corporate headquarters for talent and continue to push for solutions to allow global connectivity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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