Whirlpool
3.2 of 5 348 reviews
www.whirlpoolcorp.com Benton Harbor, MI 5000+ Employees

Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Apr 07, 2014
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64% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(226 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Company for a Large Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Whirlpool

ProsChange, stability, competitive, brands, opportunity

ConsSlow making decisions, good ole boy system

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company Values, especially for such a large organization

Sales (Current Employee)

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

ProsStability, long term job potential. Leadership is trying to unite entire organization, As a whole they are trying to be a leader in everything they do.

ConsMany Corporate projects have too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Although it is being worked on- there are still a lot of separate "companies" under the Whirlpool Umbrella with limited communication

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that projects that are for one division (i.e. Finance) is communicated with others (Service and Sales) so that Whirlpool can give the feeling of a united front to customers, investors, and competitors

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Whirlpool - Corporate Headquarters

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

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

ProsThe work-life balance at Whirlpool is great and the pay is good. Leaders are flexible regarding family needs, illness, etc. There is a lot of opportunity to move within the company, both within your job function and into other business areas. The work is interesting and I enjoy working for a company that produces the vast majority of product they sell in the U.S., in the U.S.

ConsCorporate headquarters is in a small town, if your spouse also works there is not much opportunity here for them. During my interview process, Whirlpool touted that they have many employees whose spouses also work at Whirlpool, talked about how they help spouses, and stated there would be great opportunities for my spouse. Once I was here, they have done nothing to help my spouse get a job. My spouse is even willing to change careers or take a step down, to get a foot in the door and contribute income to the family. My spouse never even makes it past the "rejected by outsourced recruiting company based on resume without even a call" stage. Make sure you both have a job offer before you move here. I will probably end up moving eventually so that my spouse can contribute income to the family, too. I wish I didn't have to, because I really love my job and the opportunities for me are great. But, we need two incomes long term. I understand each hiring manager wants the perfect fit, and I was naive in believing the puffing from HR during the interview process. Also, annual raises are less than the increase in the cost of living. Housing and food costs in the area are high. Company is very concerned about local community relations and supporting local businesses, so they don't put fitness centers or child care centers onsite as amenities for employees (although they have a "culture of health").

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool

ProsGreat new facilities and flexible working environment. Summer with the lake are great.

ConsNeed work life balance improvements. Would like to see them promote from within verse going outside so much.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on driving new business and product leadership so we can be ready for the next downturn.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Be sure to take the lead in everything.

Design Leader (Current Employee)

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

ProsDriven and enthusiast environment to work in.

ConsCorporate mis-alignments on strategy. Lacking clear direction from senior leadership by overload of messages.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

ProsFriendly employees and great training programs. This company is very committed to providing the very best to customers.

ConsNo much to do in Benton Harbor. Everyone in this city works for the company. Closest major cities are South Bend and Chicago.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, great brands, limited leadership.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI (US)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood discipline, solid performance, recognition for performance.

ConsPromote wrong people to leadership.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook for true leadership principles when you hire leaders.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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fair company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool

ProsThe company is fair and ethically run. Management wants to see you succeed and will help you to succeed.

ConsIf you are in sales you will need to be open to moving and to grow much with the company you will need to be open to move to Michigan

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Great place to work and grow!

Planner (Current Employee)
Comerio (Italy)

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

Pros- Good work environment.
- Opportunities to do career
- Opportunities to travel for work

Cons- High pressure for results
- Need to work overtime frequently

Advice to Senior ManagementRelationship with Management is open and constructive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good start

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsYou change role every 18 months

ConsExtra work hours not work life balance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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