Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
408 Reviews
3.5
408 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to start and learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    A lot of transverse job opportunities, tied relationships, human workplace

    Cons

    More and more directed by european headquarters where real power stands

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Training and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool is moving in the right direction with their "Straight Talk" philosophy. The management does a good job of rewarding most for their contributions.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to achieve during heavy new product introductions. Major corporation and they go through cost cutting measures that includes job eliminations for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear direction and make sure all factories management are aligned with corporate management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company that tries to do things the right way.

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    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    - Lots of smart, motivated employees
    - Company-wide policies and initiatives that promote positive work environment and culture

    Cons

    - some areas (like procurement) are not up to speed with the rest of the org, slows things down
    - too much focus on moving people around too quickly. Let them accomplish something first!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Everyday working there was fun and challenging

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Marion, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Marion, OH (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great successful company which continues to grow. Worked in Personnel, shipping, benefits and receptionist and loved every minute.

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons for Whirlpool, they treated me great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The changes in the past years have afforded "families having time to be a family" great benefits, and personal growth in promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Import Specialist

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    Current Employee - Import Specialist  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Import Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Company really cares about it employees and strive to keep everyone happy.

    Cons

    A lot of issues always seem to pop up at random times. A person can easily get lost doing all the dirty work that needs to be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company with a healthy working Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Your work accepted globally. Respect for all the research that you do.

    Cons

    Bad Management and Bad Time Calculation Habbit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing Company Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Whirlpool has an amazing culture. I have never felt like I couldn't continue to grow at the company!

    Cons

    Personally, I don't see any negative's associated with Whirlpool. Great place!

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, Great brands. Poor treatment of employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Whirlpool is the caretaker of some of America's greatest brands in appliances. They make so e excellent products.

    Cons

    The quarter end pushes for volume are endless and almost harassing. Whirlpool also treats older employees like trash, something to be discarded. I have seen time and again high quality people around me disposed of. The latest guy had 13 years of excellent t reviews. 5 weeks ago he was put on a performance plan and now he's gone. No severance nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The EEOC will get you guys some day.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Good, The Bad, and the Plain Ugly

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    Former Employee - Numerous
    Former Employee - Numerous

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work. People are generally friendly and ready to help as needed. I had some very good mentors at Whirlpool and was able to move throughout different departments.

    Cons

    One supervisor was found guilty of sexual harassment by the EEOC and Whirlpool made a settlement with the victim, yet kept the supervisor on in the same capacity. Also, it seemed like the bigger jerk you were the higher up in the company you moved. The worst was that with its employee appraisal system since it had a percentage of employees who had to be at the bottom, the people (such as me) who resigned to take a position elsewhere got the worst performance reviews at his/her exit. This was proven by going through HR files at the branch I worked at and again, nothing was done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real supervisors who are hands-on and helpful. Revise your employee appraisal system because even though I won a national award from the company, when I resigned I was given a "needs to improve" final appraisal. You talk values but you don't walk values - it's all about the share holder and the bottom line!

    Recommends
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was an Assembly line worker moving around in various areas to learn assembly there, and worked there for two months..

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    Current Employee - Rotating Assembly Line Worker  in  Marion, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Rotating Assembly Line Worker in Marion, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    This was a job that was available through the Marion County Ohio Department of human Resources (public hiring) and they were interested in hiring all kinds of people they said because they had a large number of people priory fired who were part of a large abusive gang. About the only requirement for this job was to be physically fit and teachable.

    Cons

    Someone was playing games and I could not get paid every week like I was supposed to. Going to Human Resources did no good. They kept shorting employees of money owed overall. Then, there was an accident within the facility and a woman removed on a gurney. The, someone meddled with me car and accused black smoke to come out of the tailpipe. I do not like industrial workers anyhow and the job became to high risk and too mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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