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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
396 Reviews

3.5
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing lack of leadership, except in cronyism

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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)

    Pros

    If you're a new graduate (especially from Purdue), and this is your first job, you'll do great, probably enjoy the company, and have plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    If you're coming to the company with experience, you're going to be disappointed. You'll be expected to know the Whirlpool processes without training, and denigrated when you don't pick them up through osmosis.

    If you like a company where your performance is judged not just by how you perform vs your goals, but how you are compared to your peers, you'll love Whirlpool. In order for your performance to be "above average", your co-workers performance must be "below average". This doesn't exactly contribute to an environment of teamwork.

    The quality of the company's products is so poor, that's it's an ongoing internal joke that employees can't even recommend their products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to manage by slogan. Try providing subordinates with what they need to do their jobs and make the company successful, instead of just expecting them to perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You Suck

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Marion, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Marion, OH (US)

    Pros

    it's a paycheck, good money. Thats all i can say about that.

    Cons

    incompetent management. how they treat their employees. Forced overtime all the time, They don't care if their employees get hurt. Work them like dogs so they can get rich. They allow bulling to go on even if it means the health of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job, protect your people instead of walking on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Poor inside communication, too many position changes in all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on improve the process, rather than only on the results, it may help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Don't expect to have a life anymore if you work here.You wont have managers ; they are all judgemental micro managers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    Pros

    Benefits are good; small city - being a whirlpool employee has its perks hence.

    Cons

    Lot of empty talk ; engineering has taken a steep fall & innovation is as good as dead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at consumer before looking at competition .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work if you are looking for a steady job, where you don't have to take work home with you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, smaller office allows for more visibility with senior level managment

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for career advancement, someone has to leave a role to allow for upward movement
    Not very challenging or engaging opportunities, very much the same thing day in day out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but feels like continuous work in progress!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fantastic company with great people, passionate about what they do. The company makes you feel like you can drive change.

    Cons

    Although people feel like they can drive change, there's a feel that there is some questionable follow-through by leadership and it felt like what is said is not what is done!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leading companies have their ups and downs and when down need to recognize and listen to the recommendations from people with their ear to the ground

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive

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

    Pros

    You will grow as a manager quickly. You will learn budgeting, people management and will be empowered.

    Cons

    Politics and it continues to get worse and worse. It holds most people from speaking freely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the past years the upper management at WHR has moved to intimidation to get their way. The result is a bunch of yes men in various positions. Start encouraging and rewarding those who contribute honestly and professionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    Pros

    Good working environment and you can find people that really lives the company values. Company care about people.

    Cons

    Starting to allow more employee movements among different groups inside organization.. however the process is still slow and burocratic, that sometime makes it easier go to a different company rather than staying inside. Still possible to find cases where leadership dont practive 'walk to talk'.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong corporate values and culture continuing to move in the right direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    Pros

    - Rebounding Industry, competitive compensation, good work/life balance, training opportunities

    Cons

    - Locations (corporate and mfg.), HR practices, slow moving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    engineering internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    big company , global, good payment , 401k plan, nice supervisor

    Cons

    a little boring because the city is pretty small.

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