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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
394 Reviews

3.5
394 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.  

    Good place to work if you are looking for a steady job, where you don't have to take work home with you.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, smaller office allows for more visibility with senior level managment

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for career advancement, someone has to leave a role to allow for upward movement
    Not very challenging or engaging opportunities, very much the same thing day in day out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but feels like continuous work in progress!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fantastic company with great people, passionate about what they do. The company makes you feel like you can drive change.

    Cons

    Although people feel like they can drive change, there's a feel that there is some questionable follow-through by leadership and it felt like what is said is not what is done!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leading companies have their ups and downs and when down need to recognize and listen to the recommendations from people with their ear to the ground

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    Pros

    You will grow as a manager quickly. You will learn budgeting, people management and will be empowered.

    Cons

    Politics and it continues to get worse and worse. It holds most people from speaking freely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the past years the upper management at WHR has moved to intimidation to get their way. The result is a bunch of yes men in various positions. Start encouraging and rewarding those who contribute honestly and professionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    Pros

    Good working environment and you can find people that really lives the company values. Company care about people.

    Cons

    Starting to allow more employee movements among different groups inside organization.. however the process is still slow and burocratic, that sometime makes it easier go to a different company rather than staying inside. Still possible to find cases where leadership dont practive 'walk to talk'.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong corporate values and culture continuing to move in the right direction

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

    Pros

    - Rebounding Industry, competitive compensation, good work/life balance, training opportunities

    Cons

    - Locations (corporate and mfg.), HR practices, slow moving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    engineering internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    big company , global, good payment , 401k plan, nice supervisor

    Cons

    a little boring because the city is pretty small.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The grass is always greener on the other side

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    Pros

    Still a solid global player driving good business results through scale and muscle. The recent changes in working culture have helped create a better environment despite a cut-throat management culture. Good values and still a decent culture.

    Cons

    Moving too slow to keep up with competition - hard to believe the strategy will hold in the long run. If you are not in the inner circle no chance to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change from a "who knows you" to a "real results-based, values oriented" talent management system. Share the wealth with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    Pros

    They did a good job respecting work-life balance, The location of the tech center was a short walk to Lake Michigan

    Cons

    I had a long drive because I chose not to relocated to Benton Harbor. The working environment depends on the manager. The first manager I had was great. The second drove me out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful of who you choose for middle managers. They make or break (in my case) the workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of sheep, not many wolves

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. New Facilities. Good Brands.

    Cons

    Too process oriented. Benefits - insurance is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Where good ideas go to die, but you can make a killing at killing them.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Amana, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Amana, IA (US)

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for advancement and internal development. Whirlpool is a great place to be in marketing or finance. Iowa is a lovely state and this is a great area to raise a family.

    Cons

    A typical, political, corporate ladder climbers environment. If you are good at spin and getting other people to do what you need you can go far fast. Very task oriented work vs process oriented. Continuous improvement on the manufacturing floor gets little more than lip service and is measured in "heads" reduced. Culture is stuck in the 80's. Innovation is feared and risk is not tolerated. Poor strategy deployment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of opportunity left on the table by treating manufacturing facilities as contract manufacturers for the marketing organization instead of a partner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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