Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Great company with strong talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top competitor in industry
    Strong focus on talent development

    Cons

    Location (Benton Harbor, MI)
    Large company makes it difficult to move up if you are not the top 1% of talent

    Advice to Management

    Embrace more diversity of thought

  2. Assembly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler in Marion, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Assembler in Marion, OH (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and people work together on the line

    Cons

    they are mean to employees and fire them for the wrong things

    Advice to Management

    rehire good workers like me I never missed a day of work n two yrs i was there

  3. unrealistic physical demands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brazer in Amana, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Brazer in Amana, IA (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    if you get in with the right people you can make 50-80k a year.
    pass a urine analysis and youre hired.

    Cons

    rampant cronyism, unrealistic demands on the human body, imaging being in a boxing match for 10 hours or running a marathon for 10 hours, profit sharing nonexistent, theres a large population of non-English speakers that are not expected to work, rampant violence, drugs, corruption, and trading sexual favors for advancement. the physical demands are completely unrealistic, the benefits are unaffordable, turnover is 97%, union is impotent

    Advice to Management

    pay a decent wage and you wont have to hire 300 people a month to find suckers to do 25 dollar an hour work for 13 dollars. require reading and speaking English. stop the cronyism and promote on merit.

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  5. Trade partner support specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Partner Support Specialist in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Trade Partner Support Specialist in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, fun coworkers, computer work

    Cons

    Low salary no real advancement opportunities and often micro managed and treated like children

  6. They left us after we gave them our youth!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Fort Smith, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Fort Smith, AR (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits lots of good coworkers!!

    Cons

    They moved it to Mexico after us giving them all the good years!!

    Advice to Management

    Stay made in the USA!!!

  7. Account Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, ability to work from home, does alot for the community

    Cons

    expects more work from less headcount, not truthful with employees, does not treat everyone with the same fairness

    Advice to Management

    upper management needs to evaluate lower management better. When there is excessive turn over in a department, it's time to look at how that department is managed.

  8. Wonderful experience with a Leadership Development Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Lead Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Lead Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Whirlpool really cares about its employees, customers, shareholders, and communities and thrives on great company values and a rich business history. I went through one of their Leadership Development Programs for 3 years and the experiences, trainings, and leadership exposure has served as a springboard for my career. Whirlpool allows individuals to own and drive their career development with a suite of formal tools and a friendly, ever helpful culture. They work hard to create inclusion and strong engagement through various social, business, and volunteering events. The company is dedicated to remaining an industry leader, an innovator, and a great employer for many years to come.

    Cons

    Everyone I know loves the company. The biggest downfall is site locations in the US. Most are smaller towns that are very family friendly but lacking in 'excitement' and job opportunities for partners in different fields of work.

    Advice to Management

    Management has done a great job expandong their global reach, navigating a number of major acquisitions, weathering the recession, and fending off unfair trade practices from competitors, which will set them up for great future success. Keep it up!

  9. Technology Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours, good environment to work. If you need something or you don´t understand something the people is very helpful.

    Cons

    Wrhilpool is an excelent company, but the growth is very slow, it takes aroung 3 years to reach a new position role in your area

  10. Helpful (1)

    Global company that has a great culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for Managers. In process of undergoing a major update of their facilities in Benton Harbor. Very nice environment to work in. Culture is very family friendly and it is possible to have a good work / life balance. Values and leadership model are embedded in everything people do. Many opportunities to work globally and across functions.

    Cons

    Not many other large companies in the immediate area. Career advancement can be a bit slow unless you aggressively pursue opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more defined career ladder and job descriptions. Sometimes it is difficult to know what experience is needed to move up or across functions or how decisions are made to fill those roles.

  11. Has good areas to work in and bad areas, like most companies. You can move around to find your place if you are patient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of areas to work in engineering, like design, labs, technology, etc. Also can make lateral moves through several product categories.

    Cons

    Medical plan is expensive and complicated to maneuver if you want to get the most out of it.
    Some areas really have poor leadership with no good long term plans, but at least you can move around to other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Think longer term, figure out what the customer wants/needs 5 years from now so we can beat the competition, instead of matching what they have in the market today and staying behind them.

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