Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Limited growth unless on leadership development rotational program.

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    Current Employee - Learning and Development in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Learning and Development in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great peers, great products, professional atmosphere, open environment concept. Flexible work environment depending on your function and boss.

    Cons

    Doesn't promote from within, limited opportunity for growth and learning, internal application process doesn't look at qualifications of applicants but rather who is liked regardless of qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating those on rotational program like they walk on water with no experience. Promote from within, and that doesn't mean giving more work at same pay level. Value (truly) the experience and background people bring to the table. They are missing the boat on leveraging experiences of their workforce.

  2. unrealistic physical demands

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brazer in Amana, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Brazer in Amana, IA (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    if you get in with the right people you can make 50-80k a year.
    pass a urine analysis and youre hired.

    Cons

    rampant cronyism, unrealistic demands on the human body, imaging being in a boxing match for 10 hours or running a marathon for 10 hours, profit sharing nonexistent, theres a large population of non-English speakers that are not expected to work, rampant violence, drugs, corruption, and trading sexual favors for advancement. the physical demands are completely unrealistic, the benefits are unaffordable, turnover is 97%, union is impotent

    Advice to Management

    pay a decent wage and you wont have to hire 300 people a month to find suckers to do 25 dollar an hour work for 13 dollars. require reading and speaking English. stop the cronyism and promote on merit.

  3. supply chain manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    great global career opportunity in different countries

    Cons

    not much growth and culture

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  5. Below average pay scale in India as compared to other regions. Slow growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Core product manufacturig company. Wide area to gain knowledge on manufacturing process. Lots of options to move within different core department. Skilled people.

    Cons

    Slow growth rate. Below market pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Stream line the process of product management throughout the regions. Re consider the inflation and pay scale as per location.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Work-Life balance is non-existent

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good at promoting within and provides a multitude of personal growth opportunities. Great benefits and active in the local community

    Cons

    Salaried employees are vulnerable to being taken advantage of in regards to the number of hours worked in a week. Compensation for the work, without overtime, tends to run less than hourly labor.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your employees, headcount reductions have become common place in big companies like Whirlpool, and you need to make sure the workload is manageable for the employees you have left when you start making cuts.

  7. Disconnected

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Global Village (India)
    Former Employee - Management in Global Village (India)

    I worked at Whirlpool

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

    Pros

    People are the key asset, yet not fully utilized or appreciated.

    Cons

    Executives are not challenged to understand what their ideas mean with respect to getting the job done. Some executives are promoted though not qualified, that destroys trust and destroys upward mobility while stating that Whirlpool promotes from within.

    Advice to Management

    Take the outstanding training (leadership, development) and actually apply it at the executive level rather than
    just providing lip service. Forced ratings still exist even though it is claimed it doesn't.

  8. What are you worth

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

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were the best ones I've ever come in contact with.

    Cons

    Whirlpool spends more time working on diversity instead of making great appliances. They focus more on promoting Homosexual's and other ethnic classes and encourage more of that.

    Advice to Management

    The focus of Whirlpool should be one that is making a great product instead of worrying about the different diversity in the workplace. It was really annoying and if anyone spoke up against it they were not treated very well after that.

    Whirlpool Response

    Dec 04, 2014Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your response and providing insight on your experience. I feel compelled to offer some additional insight regarding the comments. Whirlpool is very deliberately focused on our ... More

  9. Pretty pathetic

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

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

    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 Management

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    Fun minus a few bad apples

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in engineering and the plants. Worked with many talented and friendly technical folks. Teamwork existed, but not anymore.

    Cons

    Slowly turning into a show -off contest where egos and networking control and true value added work comes second. If you want a technical career, do not apply. Engineering isn't valued and eventually all the fun engineering will be done in India

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing and start looking for a real job. Don't promote only your friends,

  11. Helpful (1)

    Following the path of the auto industry in the 80's.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    I cannot really think of any except good for people who have no global visions, but stuck in their own Midwestern backwardness.

    Cons

    The culture is full of cronies and those yes men and women!

    Advice to Management

    Straight talk starts from the top.

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