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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
396 Reviews

3.5
396 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Pune

    Pros

    Empowerment and Freedom to create our tomorrow. Fast track career growth, early differentiated roles and open and inclusive culture.

    Cons

    High tolerance for low performance

    Recommends
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    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.

  3.  

    Amazing Company Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Whirlpool has an amazing culture. I have never felt like I couldn't continue to grow at the company!

    Cons

    Personally, I don't see any negative's associated with Whirlpool. Great place!

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    Great industry leader

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Director  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    Pros

    Vision and strategy - clear in North America and Latin America. Not so clear in Europe and Asia.
    Consumer focus - reason why it is still the industry leader.
    Innovation - able to keep revenues.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture.
    Leadership power structure.
    Importance to titles and status.
    Poor alignment globally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great co-workers but upper level management needs to change

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, salary, bonus, work life balance

    Cons

    Upper management is too hands on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Customer Support
    Current Employee - Trade Customer Support

    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
  8.  

    To fit or not to fit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    Pros

    The company is very large so many different departments, focusing on different aspects, involved with all parts of the globe.

    Cons

    Whirlpool is a company that if you don't fit they don't make much accommodations. They are a midwest company and very old boys club. I found there yearly performance review process to be too rigid and if you excelled at things beyond your job scope they were not valued well. Finally i did not find it a very open place for new ideas or a place where leadership was willing to listen to employees. They talk a lot about best practices, process improvement, engagement, and other buzzwords but it feels like all it was is talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look at look at cross training your people, engineers are just engineers, sales only do sales, your people do not know how to talk to each other nor the roadblocks in each other day to day jobs. You have siloed your self and are too focused on just following processes instead of following core goals. Also you are too focused on rolling out models every year, consumers don't watch appliances like cars. Wait till you have a well tested good feature improvement on a machine and then roll that out. It will improve your production at the factory and help reduce warehousing issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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)

    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.  

    Too much complex organization and still below the line in Europe. Continuously in crisis.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Wrocław (Poland)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wrocław (Poland)

    Pros

    - Relatively ensures stability of employment
    - Good for interns

    Cons

    - Poor and frozen salaries comparing to the local competitors
    - Lot of "low performers" among managers and leaders
    - No benefits
    - Very complex organization and no transparency
    - Moving management
    - Unclear career path
    - Company doesn't take care about its competencies. Well skilled employee have been leaving company because of the lack of possibility to update the salary to todays market realities
    - Focused on interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review what company offers comparing to other competitors. There is lot too improve. Stop to sweep all the problems under carpet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Whirlpool Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a Great company

    Cons

    They push me to the limits of my abilities

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