Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
461 Reviews
3.5
461 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 30 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 19 reviews)


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

  • Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was stressful most of the time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    They pay for you to go to college

    Cons

    They don't care to fire you, a girl I know was in a car wreck and couldn't leave the hospital so they fired her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers areally pretry cool, some are not

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Rewarding Place to Start a Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The benefits, time off, flexibility, training, and overall team environment is great. WP genuinely cares about their people. Which is tough to find these days.

    Cons

    None that you wouldn't see in any other job. Challenging at times, but never negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better flow from dept. to dept. and back up the teams at every level to succeed. With that and the benefits you provide you may attain the most hardworking workforce in any company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good middle management, growing fast and absorbing lots, including workload

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    lots of freedom to move jobs and functions, new facility upgrades, small town

    Cons

    lower end of pay scale, small town, senior leaders too short term focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to refocus on product vs. just financial growth and size. Losing some of the small company feel as well as entrepreneurship and innovation. Need to better balance work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company in small town

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay with a great work life balance. Focus on development is dependent on managers, so can be a positive or a negative. Culture is evolving to be more open and transparent.

    Cons

    Location is a small town, so you will see many colleagues outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement in the company

    Cons

    A lot of traveling, and relocating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great internship!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good guidance, global interaction. My internship was very good and I will recommend it to any engineering student. It will give you a good foundation in engineering as well as understanding business practices.

    Cons

    Location is far away from major cities. Chicago is 1.5 hrs, and Detroit, even further. Restaurant options are limited, and few places of interest for young professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good Company. Small Town.

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

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

    Pros

    Unique to have a Fortune 500 in Chicago beach town.
    Lateral and upward mobility.

    Cons

    Town is to small. No cultural options. Winters are terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In source day care, fitness facilities, and be willing to spend more on the cultural changes you are striving for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A good albeit old-fashioned company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good values
    Good pay for the area
    Friendly people
    Lots of opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Old-fashioned view of work structure - poor cafeteria options, less flexible work hours & arrangements
    Relatively boring - not much enthusiasm about anything but work
    Small amount of vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Refrigeration needs help. Lots of possibilities.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay for such a small town. Small town with a big city feel. Awesome beaches and PGA golf course nearby. Good young engineers and CAD Designers with tons of potential.

    Cons

    Quality numbers are horrible. Some numbers in refrigeration are above 50% for service calls. We continue to give former maytag plants too much pull. There is a reason why maytag didn't survive and we are being pulled to go down the same path. We have hired a completely new work force for refrigeration but will never reap the rewards of innovation because of the old school thinking still being pushed by Amana.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow our new investments and people to drive the change needed in refrigeration.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I am good worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Fort Smith, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Fort Smith, AR (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am always on time for work and never miss work. I like working outdoors. I would like to learn the job .

    Cons

    Whirlpool doesn't care about their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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