Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
401 Reviews

3.5
401 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing lack of leadership, except in cronyism

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

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

    Pros

    If you're a new graduate (especially from Purdue), and this is your first job, you'll do great, probably enjoy the company, and have plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    If you're coming to the company with experience, you're going to be disappointed. You'll be expected to know the Whirlpool processes without training, and denigrated when you don't pick them up through osmosis.

    If you like a company where your performance is judged not just by how you perform vs your goals, but how you are compared to your peers, you'll love Whirlpool. In order for your performance to be "above average", your co-workers performance must be "below average". This doesn't exactly contribute to an environment of teamwork.

    The quality of the company's products is so poor, that's it's an ongoing internal joke that employees can't even recommend their products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to manage by slogan. Try providing subordinates with what they need to do their jobs and make the company successful, instead of just expecting them to perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You Suck

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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Marion, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Marion, OH (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    it's a paycheck, good money. Thats all i can say about that.

    Cons

    incompetent management. how they treat their employees. Forced overtime all the time, They don't care if their employees get hurt. Work them like dogs so they can get rich. They allow bulling to go on even if it means the health of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job, protect your people instead of walking on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Competitive, back stabbing, typical corporate environment

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    Former Employee - Trade Partner Support Specialist  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Trade Partner Support Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice buildings. That is about it. A pretty view doesn't mean it's a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Just because someone says they want to be a manager does not mean they will make a good manager. Need to implement management training before they hand out the badge. Horrible low level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor leadership and "relationships" . It is all about who you know. If your manager does not like the way your nose sits on your face you will not further your career at this company. Benton Harbor MI is a horrible place to put an $85 million dollar corporate campus. Some people will do okay in this work environment but if your not comfortable throwing your co workers under a bus, this company is not for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Poor inside communication, too many position changes in all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on improve the process, rather than only on the results, it may help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't expect to have a life anymore if you work here.You wont have managers ; they are all judgemental micro managers.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good; small city - being a whirlpool employee has its perks hence.

    Cons

    Lot of empty talk ; engineering has taken a steep fall & innovation is as good as dead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at consumer before looking at competition .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    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
  8.  

    Good Company, small town

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, treats employees well, good advancement options

    Cons

    Vacation town of St. Joseph is nice in summer months, but the lack of city amenities gets old after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep unleashing talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have worked at the Marion,Ohio Plant

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

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

    Pros

    Great Management worked for Paul Nicolosi (now deceased) and all management was great

    Cons

    They tend to not rehire previous employees that moved away then returned to the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rehire great workers from the past, enjoyed every minute of my employment
    Leadership was always being updated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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)

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

    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
  11. 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)

    I have been working at Whirlpool for more than a year

    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

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