Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
417 Reviews
3.5
417 Reviews
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 27 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 17 reviews)

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements (in 11 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, Great brands. Poor treatment of employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Whirlpool is the caretaker of some of America's greatest brands in appliances. They make so e excellent products.

    Cons

    The quarter end pushes for volume are endless and almost harassing. Whirlpool also treats older employees like trash, something to be discarded. I have seen time and again high quality people around me disposed of. The latest guy had 13 years of excellent t reviews. 5 weeks ago he was put on a performance plan and now he's gone. No severance nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The EEOC will get you guys some day.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    This is not easy money.

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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    The starting pay for someone with no experience in anythins is pretty good.

    Cons

    It gets really hot in the summer and you have very short breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked if they had more company activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity; lots of work; tons of politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are pockets of amazing people in Whirlpool. Amazing people who encourage, inspire and do great work that is connected to a higher order purpose. There are some really outstanding leaders here.

    Cons

    There are pockets of highly political, self serving, egocentric and demoralizing leaders that are unfortunately very highly placed within the company. These leaders say the right words, but their behavior doesn't match the company's values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flush the politics and ego trips from the highest levels of the organization. Enable, empower and trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Trying to catch up with Sumsung and LG.

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    Current Employee - Master Black Belt  in  Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Master Black Belt in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The culture is under slow change looking forward to satisfy customer with new demands. Almost nothing to worry after 8 hours. Product safety is a great concepts ahead of others, but also a disadvantage to hold up the speed of projects to deliver. A good learning environment for students from school as too much training programs would be provided. Personal growth is strongly limited after 5+ workings.

    Cons

    Still under thinking of how to move up with previous Maytag leftover mfg and tech centers. Engineering knowledge is limited due to many reasons, like management inability to handle resource, bureaucratic culture accumulated so much in its headquarter, loosen control for organizations, unclear definition of advance development and product development, political groups in tech centers based on countries, etc,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open eyes to Sumsung and LG, learn how to speed up a project development and product delivery with balance of resource and incentives. Fire people who are unable to finish the mission and who can't adapt to culture change for a fast moving company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Production Worker  in  Greenville, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Greenville, OH (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were pretty friendly, and after a few months they wanted to hire me ( I was a temp at the time)

    Cons

    It's a dangerous environment. I got into an accident there a rack fell on my head and they sent me to get a tetanus shot and told me to come back the very same day. They didn't care. I gave them 2 weeks notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think my advice to management would be to care for your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Good, The Bad, and the Plain Ugly

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    Former Employee - Numerous
    Former Employee - Numerous

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work. People are generally friendly and ready to help as needed. I had some very good mentors at Whirlpool and was able to move throughout different departments.

    Cons

    One supervisor was found guilty of sexual harassment by the EEOC and Whirlpool made a settlement with the victim, yet kept the supervisor on in the same capacity. Also, it seemed like the bigger jerk you were the higher up in the company you moved. The worst was that with its employee appraisal system since it had a percentage of employees who had to be at the bottom, the people (such as me) who resigned to take a position elsewhere got the worst performance reviews at his/her exit. This was proven by going through HR files at the branch I worked at and again, nothing was done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real supervisors who are hands-on and helpful. Revise your employee appraisal system because even though I won a national award from the company, when I resigned I was given a "needs to improve" final appraisal. You talk values but you don't walk values - it's all about the share holder and the bottom line!

    Recommends
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