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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
445 Reviews
3.5
445 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 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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  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place got worse each year, the community of workers are the best part of the place, and they are leaving.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Specialist in Amana, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Specialist in Amana, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn fast, sink or swim learning curve,

    Cons

    Pay is too low for the surrounding area, managment makes excuses instead of proposing a wage increase. Management is out of loop with workers, expectations of skeleton crew is very demanding, work is not divided well among the employees. Too many cons to count.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay for the trades to match the area's wages, stop making excuses, pay attention when people are dissatasfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treats People Poorly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Some brands are terrific. Some excellent people there as well.

    Cons

    If you are in the "crony circle" or in HR, you can trade favors easily...Certain folks in HR give each other special privileges, stocks, promotion etc...
    All their talk about "Straight talk", Values...is ONLY lip service. Corporate culture sucks. They worry more about who to please than they worry about the business itself. Get on the wrong side, offer criticism your career is finished there. They will label you and stack you for getting out of the door.
    YOU DON't have a career there if you are not a part of the inner white boys club. They really treat older people, women and other races poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your VP's( the ones that have been there over 10 years), they are trying to save their the jobs by holding back good people. They practice implicit discrimination and have become very good at suck UP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mandatory employee turnover from upper management is puzzling.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free stand mixers and immersion blenders.

    Cons

    Firings are many and often. If you do not have a family you are fair game for sacrifice to save the lives of others' children. Pay is much lower than anything auto or aero in the area. Product integrity is extremely low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out and stop thinking you are the greatest company in the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fearful of Truth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time

    Pros

    100 year old company with many brands.

    Cons

    They do not want to hear the truth. They are quick to react toward those speaking their mind and being truthful, and it is not a positive outcome for the individual. Anyone with knowledge and skills are the first ones they look at when they are financially challenged, which is about every three years. Additionally, they love to recruit and hire right out of college. These individuals are made to believe that they will be sitting in a nice office in short time. They do not let these young people learn and grow; they just promote them to silence them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not promote your new recruits so quickly. Do not put individuals in managerial positions when they do not have the necessary skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible, unfair, no work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Comerio, PR (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Comerio, PR (US)

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

    Pros

    Suggestive location and canteen, sadly there is nothing else i can say of positive regarding this company

    Cons

    you can be as qualified as you wish, but there are only 2 possibilities to do any career in Whirlpool

    - you know someone important in the company
    - you are a very pretty/sly woman without conscience (you will need it to kill the possible competition)

    Work-life balance? here they do not even know what that is, you can start work at 6 in the morning and finish in the middle of the night, the only recognition you will get is a call from security asking you to go badge because the insurance can not cover us staying in the office for work (so not only you will work for free with your boss complaining because you are not fast enough but you will also not have any insurance against accidents etc). and of course Holiday and Home time do not exist, people will reprimand you because during the night or during your holidays you did not answer to some emails or did some work.

    there is no life while you work in Whirlpool but only WORK and zero recognition.

    do the smart thing and stay away

    all you will find in Whirlpool is pain, anger, hate and disappointment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the current HR, they are the main reason why people go away from Whirlpool

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wasted 27 yrs of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler in Fort Smith, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Assembler in Fort Smith, AR (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and hours were good when I started. Meet some of the best people I ever worked with.

    Cons

    The company only cares about the profit, not about the employees. They started making us work every Saturday of the month with only 1 weekend off. They offer insurance for the employees but it doesn't pay anything towards the bill. Was told by a employee at the dentist office that Whirlpool's dental was the worst they had ever seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some classes on people skills & ethics. And start treating your employees better. Because without them you wouldn't have a job or the BIG bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GIS Lead Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - GIS Lead Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the location, training

    Cons

    IT leadership does not embrace the CEO's work life balance. You are expected to be available 24hrs a day. I have never been on vacation without having to help fix a crisis. Recognition and reward has nothing to do with hard work, it's politics. I got tired of being taken advantage of and left. To show how much Whirlpool cared when I left, I got a 15 question Survey monkey, not even an exit interview, they just don't care

     I now work for a company that respects and rewards me, it was a good decision to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to GIS leadership and go "undercover boss" to understand what really goes on. Most LDP are feed up with the lack of leadership as well as many other employees, but they endure because there are few options to remain in the area. If there were local options for employment, 20% of IT would leave, if not more.

    I would replace 60% of the GIS managers and leadership because they really don't know what being a leader is about, they are nothing but people who have attained a position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Terrible terrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Norrköping (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Norrköping (Sweden)

    I worked at Whirlpool as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    No overtime and no pressure when your shift is over - you're done for the day.

    Cons

    The people are not very educated and unhappy since the job is so unfulfilling, dull and not stimulating at all. This makes them try to escape work assignments in every possible way when not seen by the upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    In 3 years I found this place to work to be all about politics, and very little for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrician in Amana, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Electrician in Amana, IA (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a job that if you can survive long enough, you might make enough money to put some food on the table

    Cons

    Management always looks for way to discipline or terminate their employees while dragging them under the short bus so to speak. You are supposed to work to live, not live to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your facts straight, stop trying to pull the discriminatory card, and remember that the employees work for you. If you want a good company, then treat the employees good. Otherwise you will get negative feedback, unhappy workers, and less of a work force to push your product out the door. Which in turn, will mean you will lose your job. If you don't want to lose your job, then get your act together, and treat the employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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