Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.2 386 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(252 ratings)

66% 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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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInitially, I was only hired for a part-time position. However, I put in a lot of effort during training and was moved to a full-time position. Hard work is definitely noticed.

    ConsIt can be monotonous, but what work isn't?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The upper management allowed their employees to be apart of decisions concerning quality and safety.

    Coordinator for Service and Production (Former Employee) Fort Smith, AR (US)

    ProsGreat benefits and paid vacations. Most of the higher management were very good to work with and for; the people were great as well. The pay was good.

    ConsA lot of responsibilities for some and non for others. The plant was very hot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways be honest and kind to your employees, for they are the reason you have your job. Allow them to express their thoughts on issues that may help the company grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company that values loyalty.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsIt is located in a small town so if you wan't to live in a rural location it is a great option. They really do value development and loyalty so there are opportunities available to develop and in certain cases switch functions.

    ConsCan be somewhat cliquey. If you enter through a rotational program you will have an easier path to growth than as a direct hire. backfilling and promotions are done more on a "who do you know?" basis than by utilizing HR to actively determine who is the best fit. Employees that work in functions outside of Sales, Mktg and Engineering will find it harder to advance. Support functions like finance, supply chain, IT, procurement, etc are much flatter.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a more robust HR department that can better identify and promote talent.

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

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    No right way to do a wrong thing

    Sales Director (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsGreat company rich with top talent. Whirlpool has every opportunity to excel and grow and even dominate the industry. It is flush with top talent and those willing to put forth the right efforts to drive the company towards their every goal. You'll find the greatest talent still within the company, while it continues to farm out through attrition the rest of their talent to their competitors and ancillary industries.

    ConsBureaucracy is weighing down all the potential. The company feels rotten within itself with cronyism and nepotism awarding positions to people unproven and people who have never stayed within position long enough to actually have delivered against an objective, and yet they thrive with their naive opinions. Too slow to act

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up to the talent loss, clarify the steps and assessment for individual growth. In this industry, you'll need people willing to take risk and management not so eager to hand out punishment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was empolyed there for 1 year in sales, the company was very innovative and provided its employees withj all the tools

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosglobal company, upper mgmt interacted with people, sales conferences were a way to learn about people product and services, laid back work environment, innovative company, room for growth if you are willing to relocate

    ConsThe sales plans were skewed, hard to make sales goals

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

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    Whirlpool good place to work

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

    ProsGreat potential, good incentive and perks

    ConsSelf motivation is key, it is about who you know not how well you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive, managing people is not all about task delegation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat environment people and values

    Constoo small place where to live

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One Team, One Target...

    Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Norrköping (Sweden)

    ProsWhirlpool provides a good multi cultural environment for personal and professional growth if you want, and are willing to move to a different location.

    ConsSince the business is down and the results not where they should be, benefits in general are being subject to scrutiny and down prioritization. The PMP system is a good tool with the right intention but is not always realized in a fair manner due to central doctrines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlignment of targets between functions are an important factor to success... To often targets between functions are conflicting, leading to sub-optimization and short term wins. Such behaviors does not drive team work and and the aspired cultural change needed.

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

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    Great People, Great Products, Mediocre Leadership in Consumer Care, Improving Work Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the best people ever:
    * Dedicated
    * Hard-working and gifted
    * Trade customer and consumer centric
    * Best corporate values (on paper) in the industry

    Products one can really believe in:
    * Pursuit of quality, performance, reliability was genuine and actualized
    * Pride in many products being American made
    * Brands really differentiate the customer base in a meaningful manner

    Work environment
    * Some new buildings and remodeling of older buildings is better late than never
    * Open floor concept is great for interpersonal communication - not so much for meetings.
    * Performance based rewards with an improving quarterly and annual review process
    * One of best compensation and benefits for the area, but lower in the industry

    ConsLeadership from the top down is mediocre at best (from some one with 47 years of work/leadership experience)
    * Undistinguished compensation packages - always felt like company was doing you a favor to reward performance - not a celebration of mutual success
    * Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies
    * Some of the worst mid-level management ever experienced because lack of training and compassion
    * HR is disingenuous and more concerned about pleasing top management than building people
    * Poor career patching due to lack of clarity of job roles and poor communication
    * Antiquated computer systems, telephones, software but attempts at improvement were being made

    Advice to Senior Management* Live the Whirlpool values before all else - even before the need of quarterly profit
    * Train managers and make them responsible for the group performance and work environment.
    * Do not be so fiscally conservative with investing in the education/training, work environment and tools for employees at all levels. Actually require time-off for education/training annually with a required plan for implementation of new ideas, concepts and success measures for all employee. Share the load of success.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pay is great if you can stand the politics

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Cleveland, TN (US)

    ProsThey pay you enough to consider ignoring your morel compass when it comes losing your sense of team work and exploiting your individuality

    ConsEveryone is out to make themselves look better, even at the expense of others. This is a result of the promoted culture through the Personal Metrics of Performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot everyone thinks, acts and feels the same way. If you really want to preach diversity and inclusion, you should understand this is not strictly race and sexual preference.

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

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