Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
401 Reviews

3.5
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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260 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 26 reviews)

  • Whirlpool is a great place to be in marketing or finance (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 16 reviews)

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hectic work in the company

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    Former Employee - Production Manager  in  Farīdābād, Haryana
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Farīdābād, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow yourself.

    Cons

    Does not have a good work culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great innovation but lacks last mile marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go aggressive and take some risks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Nāgpur, Maharashtra
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Nāgpur, Maharashtra

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

    Pros

    best company, better product, good service.

    Cons

    excutive n managers give just comittment.......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pls dont give just commitment n wrong n late commitment is very harmful for grass rout level employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

  6.  

    assembly safety functional leader

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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Cleveland, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Cleveland, TN (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great company and good benefits

    Cons

    they take too long to convert to full time over 15 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, changing culture with new collaborative, open office concepts.

    Cons

    Like all companies there are some poor people leaders that essentially can change the dynamics of an entire organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promising at first but lack luster in the end- and very poor pay for the work expected.

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    Current Employee - Trade Customer Support
    Current Employee - Trade Customer Support

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Raising a family and you have a 2 family income - good location for families.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, badly executed upgrades and system changes, low pay for non-executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Employees but lots of pressure

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management is very friendly an really wants to see employees do well. Company also invests a lot of time into the Benton Harbor, MI.

    Cons

    Lots of work expected of those in field positions. Somedays you may work 12 days straight with extra compensation for this. Increased requirements are constantly being added to our work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to the suggestions and concerns of those in field.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

    Pros

    great environment people and values

    Cons

    too small place where to live

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Great Products, Mediocre Leadership in Consumer Care, Improving Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Some of the best people ever:
    * Dedicated
    * Hard-working and gifted
    * Trade customer and consumer centric
    * Best corporate values (on paper) in the industry

    Products one can really believe in:
    * Pursuit of quality, performance, reliability was genuine and actualized
    * Pride in many products being American made
    * Brands really differentiate the customer base in a meaningful manner

    Work environment
    * Some new buildings and remodeling of older buildings is better late than never
    * Open floor concept is great for interpersonal communication - not so much for meetings.
    * Performance based rewards with an improving quarterly and annual review process
    * One of best compensation and benefits for the area, but lower in the industry

    Cons

    Leadership from the top down is mediocre at best (from some one with 47 years of work/leadership experience)
    * Undistinguished compensation packages - always felt like company was doing you a favor to reward performance - not a celebration of mutual success
    * Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies
    * Some of the worst mid-level management ever experienced because lack of training and compassion
    * HR is disingenuous and more concerned about pleasing top management than building people
    * Poor career patching due to lack of clarity of job roles and poor communication
    * Antiquated computer systems, telephones, software but attempts at improvement were being made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Live the Whirlpool values before all else - even before the need of quarterly profit
    * Train managers and make them responsible for the group performance and work environment.
    * Do not be so fiscally conservative with investing in the education/training, work environment and tools for employees at all levels. Actually require time-off for education/training annually with a required plan for implementation of new ideas, concepts and success measures for all employee. Share the load of success.

    Positive Outlook

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