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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 5 December 2014
Updated 5 December 2014
445 Reviews
3.5
445 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 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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139 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    OK Company, Questionable Leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Training and personal growth opportunities. Lots of diverse jobs.

    Cons

    Big company, very small town. Lots of politics and promotion of leadership not based on results or performance but who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base your leadership and promotions on actual business results driven and performance. Sometimes people move jobs so fast (less than a year) how can anyone be held accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good place

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse coworkers and good team work

    Cons

    Immpredictable long hours, too much rework at times. Lack of some established process and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and career development for entry level employees.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Learnings, Global exposure and good people to work with

    Cons

    Slow rate of growth and travel opportunities

  6.  

    Sr Merchandising Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and internal opportunities for development

    Cons

    The company's headquarter is located in a beautiful area, however it is distant from great centers and other multinational companies, what makes it harder for a spouse with a successful career to find something interesting in a reasonable distance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very old school, bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Whirlpool Engineer

    • 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 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
  9.  

    Could have been better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    This is not easy money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The starting pay for someone with no experience in anythins is pretty good.

    Cons

    It gets really hot in the summer and you have very short breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked if they had more company activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to catch up with Sumsung and LG.

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culture is under slow change looking forward to satisfy customer with new demands. Almost nothing to worry after 8 hours. Product safety is a great concepts ahead of others, but also a disadvantage to hold up the speed of projects to deliver. A good learning environment for students from school as too much training programs would be provided. Personal growth is strongly limited after 5+ workings.

    Cons

    Still under thinking of how to move up with previous Maytag leftover mfg and tech centers. Engineering knowledge is limited due to many reasons, like management inability to handle resource, bureaucratic culture accumulated so much in its headquarter, loosen control for organizations, unclear definition of advance development and product development, political groups in tech centers based on countries, etc,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open eyes to Sumsung and LG, learn how to speed up a project development and product delivery with balance of resource and incentives. Fire people who are unable to finish the mission and who can't adapt to culture change for a fast moving company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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