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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 388 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(253 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Too much complex organization and still below the line in Europe. Continuously in crisis.

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Wrocław (Poland)

    Pros- Relatively ensures stability of employment
    - Good for interns

    Cons- Poor and frozen salaries comparing to the local competitors
    - Lot of "low performers" among managers and leaders
    - No benefits
    - Very complex organization and no transparency
    - Moving management
    - Unclear career path
    - Company doesn't take care about its competencies. Well skilled employee have been leaving company because of the lack of possibility to update the salary to todays market realities
    - Focused on interns

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview what company offers comparing to other competitors. There is lot too improve. Stop to sweep all the problems under carpet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Competitive, back stabbing, typical corporate environment

    Trade Partner Support Specialist (Former Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsNice buildings. That is about it. A pretty view doesn't mean it's a nice place to work.

    ConsJust because someone says they want to be a manager does not mean they will make a good manager. Need to implement management training before they hand out the badge. Horrible low level management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPoor leadership and "relationships" . It is all about who you know. If your manager does not like the way your nose sits on your face you will not further your career at this company. Benton Harbor MI is a horrible place to put an $85 million dollar corporate campus. Some people will do okay in this work environment but if your not comfortable throwing your co workers under a bus, this company is not for you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing lack of leadership, except in cronyism

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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.

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Joseph, MI (US)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at consumer before looking at competition .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementOver 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of sheep, not many wolves

    Senior Sales Manager (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsDecent pay. New Facilities. Good Brands.

    ConsToo process oriented. Benefits - insurance is not good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Uncaring no support of medical issues

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsGreat business for area, offers job opportunities in distressed area. Career opportunities and advancement in education is a benefit for employees.

    ConsNo support to employees with medical problems, development of health issue means bye bye job...whirlpool don't deal with that

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more caring, supportive of great employees that love to work , not fire them because of health issue time off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    MLDP Intern

    Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (Former Employee) Greenville, OH (US)

    ProsCompetitive salaries, flexible hours in non-manufacuring roles. Good people for the most part.

    ConsHuman resources is unresponsive and difficult to work with. They are reluctant to communicate through documented means which can become difficult in the end. The plant locations are all in very small midwestern towns which is not for everyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on implementing modern manufacturing techniques and build more collaborative working environments within the plants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cog in the Wheel

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Amana, IA (US)

    ProsSmart people to work with

    Consmisguided top down management style. No job satisfaction. Review system has everyone scared to due anything truly innovative or fun.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBack off on the review system. Have smaller teams make decisions on projects. Eliminate top down management style and you may keep good employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Whirlpool

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are several International opportunities

    ConsPeople not motivated, lack of meritocracy

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