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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
461 Reviews
3.5
461 Reviews
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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289 Ratings

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.  

    Good company to work for in a terrible location

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

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool is a good company to work for, especially right out of college. You're going to get great experience, excellent pay, and work with some very talented colleagues. This is dependent on which job function you're in but for the most part the work you do will be challenging and rewarding. Work-life balance is great too, I usually work 40-42 hours a week, unless we have something going on then it can creep up near 50 (still not bad). Summer hours are awesome- a lot of people usually around noon on Fridays.

    They also have some nice wineries in the area which I enjoyed a lot!

    Cons

    The biggest con that Whirlpool has going for it is location. It's located in this very small town off the coast of Lake Michigan (I will say the summers are nice) but the winters are awful. It's cloudy every day which in turn makes the town depressing and snows a ton, although this winter it hasn't snowed much. There's not much to do here, especially if you're a young professional, unless you're into winter activities. There's very few young folks within this company (straight from out of college) and that's mostly due to the location and the only reason the few that do decide to come is because of the pay. Good luck finding a nice apartment as well because there's only a couple good apartments in the area and they usually have a waiting list. Most people end up renting a house or apartment house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the politics, it really hinders progress and productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok, but slow career steps

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

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

    Pros

    Good to combine with family life

    Cons

    Slow, complicated and a lot of promises without real action

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Working at Whirlpool has many pros and cons

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

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

    Pros

    The company compensates it's employees well and has great values.

    Cons

    The politic atmosphere at Whirlpool can be toxic. Also, the company doesn't take risks with new ideas and systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way employees are rated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    They are a wonderful company to work for.

    • 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

    Pros

    Lots of attention to career development. There is a great focus on work life balance.

    Cons

    The challenges are working at the headquarters, the location is a small town.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company. Lots of room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Middle Amana, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Middle Amana, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Not overworked, good pay, solid company, and good leadership

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal. Offices are old and dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money in the office area to increase office moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    AWESOME

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    culture is good, i like the company

    Cons

    nothing, everything is upto my expectation

  8.  

    Corporate Controls and Electronics Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and i highly recommend it. The people are down to earth and easy to work with. There is a general agreement of respect of the employee and that is something that is rare in today's industry. I felt that as a senior engineering in electronic R&D center, my opinion was valued and management respected my thoughts and opinion.

    Cons

    It's not a really a con but it's the truth about the appliance industry, cost is the main driver for all your work as a design engineer or any other segment of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to start a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MLDP Program - FT in Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - MLDP Program - FT in Findlay, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Small company feel, tons of resources, networking between plants, trainings & workshops, a lot of responsibility immediately. Unique ideas are encouraged, thoughts are shared, and teamwork drives this company. The company walks the walk with its values and morals. Opportunity for advancement from within and moving around the plants.

    Cons

    Plant locations (small manufacturing towns) - however all within drive-able distances to a city. ROI of 1 year makes project justification a little more difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am impressed with the management. We are pushing a new culture across all plants which takes some balls and persistence. Everyone is aligned and on-board. They value young professional ideas and opinions. I have only seen a VERY small amount of politics played.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by good people. People oriented company. Ethical business.

    Cons

    Traditional way of working. Processes makes things slow. Less salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Does not value it's employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The only pro I see at this company is that they pay according to the cost of living.

    Cons

    Newly hired even temporary employees are promoted immediately for no reason except that they become good friends with management and with the way they dress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to fire and promote. Speak to everyone before doing so. Not only to a line leader who likes that becomes friends with that person, or that they are married or dating another Advisor. Really find out the way a person really performs their jobs. This company absolutely DOES NOT value it's employees. They are only concerned about the bonus money they receive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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