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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
461 Reviews
3.5
461 Reviews
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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289 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    What are you worth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  2.  

    They are a wonderful company to work for.

    • 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

    Pros

    Lots of attention to career development. There is a great focus on work life balance.

    Cons

    The challenges are working at the headquarters, the location is a small town.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company. Lots of room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Middle Amana, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Middle Amana, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Not overworked, good pay, solid company, and good leadership

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal. Offices are old and dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money in the office area to increase office moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    AWESOME

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    culture is good, i like the company

    Cons

    nothing, everything is upto my expectation

  6.  

    Excellent company to start a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MLDP Program - FT in Findlay, OH (US)
    Current Employee - MLDP Program - FT in Findlay, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Small company feel, tons of resources, networking between plants, trainings & workshops, a lot of responsibility immediately. Unique ideas are encouraged, thoughts are shared, and teamwork drives this company. The company walks the walk with its values and morals. Opportunity for advancement from within and moving around the plants.

    Cons

    Plant locations (small manufacturing towns) - however all within drive-able distances to a city. ROI of 1 year makes project justification a little more difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am impressed with the management. We are pushing a new culture across all plants which takes some balls and persistence. Everyone is aligned and on-board. They value young professional ideas and opinions. I have only seen a VERY small amount of politics played.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by good people. People oriented company. Ethical business.

    Cons

    Traditional way of working. Processes makes things slow. Less salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate Controls and Electronics Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and i highly recommend it. The people are down to earth and easy to work with. There is a general agreement of respect of the employee and that is something that is rare in today's industry. I felt that as a senior engineering in electronic R&D center, my opinion was valued and management respected my thoughts and opinion.

    Cons

    It's not a really a con but it's the truth about the appliance industry, cost is the main driver for all your work as a design engineer or any other segment of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Does not value it's employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The only pro I see at this company is that they pay according to the cost of living.

    Cons

    Newly hired even temporary employees are promoted immediately for no reason except that they become good friends with management and with the way they dress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to fire and promote. Speak to everyone before doing so. Not only to a line leader who likes that becomes friends with that person, or that they are married or dating another Advisor. Really find out the way a person really performs their jobs. This company absolutely DOES NOT value it's employees. They are only concerned about the bonus money they receive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK Company, Questionable Leadership

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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