Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
429 Reviews
3.5
429 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 28 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very old school, bureaucratic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Shared Services in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Shared Services in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smaller-town location, friendly environment, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Not open to change or flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more mentoring opportunities & feedback from managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Whirlpool Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    decent pay for the area, interesting projects

    Cons

    hard to take vacation, unenjoyable place to live

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Could have been better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Amiens (France)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Amiens (France)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    people in the factory are committed and nice. autonomy was somehow good.

    Cons

    Management was made of financial more than industrial people. never going on the field. thinking badly about people, willing to work only with new ones. but hey guys, old ones know better than you think, they had all the keys, you were just unable to find them. conclusion : you are bad managers. benefits via bonus was reduced year after year. nothing interesting here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be managers - respect people - have them working with you not against you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty pathetic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    If you want a wife and 2 kids at age 20, and want to settle down in a tiny town where everyone knows everybody, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Extremely corrupt HR department, and everyone acts like robots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain top talent- you lost a lot of great employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Had an amazing time working with the people. Very friendly and laid back. Great experience that has really opened some doors for me.

    Cons

    Stress of my job sometimes got to me. Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time bringing lower employees into your office and checking up on them. Give them advice not only about their job, but about their career goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Internal promotions, great people to work with, great values

    Cons

    very little room for negotiation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced, good sales experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, great products

    Cons

    Not a lot of interaction outside of your silo

  9.  

    Great place to start and learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    A lot of transverse job opportunities, tied relationships, human workplace

    Cons

    More and more directed by european headquarters where real power stands

  10.  

    This place got worse each year, the community of workers are the best part of the place, and they are leaving.

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    Current Employee - Electrical Specialist in Amana, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Specialist in Amana, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn fast, sink or swim learning curve,

    Cons

    Pay is too low for the surrounding area, managment makes excuses instead of proposing a wage increase. Management is out of loop with workers, expectations of skeleton crew is very demanding, work is not divided well among the employees. Too many cons to count.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay for the trades to match the area's wages, stop making excuses, pay attention when people are dissatasfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Good Training and opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool is moving in the right direction with their "Straight Talk" philosophy. The management does a good job of rewarding most for their contributions.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to achieve during heavy new product introductions. Major corporation and they go through cost cutting measures that includes job eliminations for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear direction and make sure all factories management are aligned with corporate management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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