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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 7 April 2015
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  1. Great company with strong talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top competitor in industry
    Strong focus on talent development

    Cons

    Location (Benton Harbor, MI)
    Large company makes it difficult to move up if you are not the top 1% of talent

    Advice to Management

    Embrace more diversity of thought

  2. Technology Engineering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Technology Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours, good environment to work. If you need something or you don´t understand something the people is very helpful.

    Cons

    Wrhilpool is an excelent company, but the growth is very slow, it takes aroung 3 years to reach a new position role in your area

  3. Helpful (1)

    Global company that has a great culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for Managers. In process of undergoing a major update of their facilities in Benton Harbor. Very nice environment to work in. Culture is very family friendly and it is possible to have a good work / life balance. Values and leadership model are embedded in everything people do. Many opportunities to work globally and across functions.

    Cons

    Not many other large companies in the immediate area. Career advancement can be a bit slow unless you aggressively pursue opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more defined career ladder and job descriptions. Sometimes it is difficult to know what experience is needed to move up or across functions or how decisions are made to fill those roles.

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  5. Has good areas to work in and bad areas, like most companies. You can move around to find your place if you are patient

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of areas to work in engineering, like design, labs, technology, etc. Also can make lateral moves through several product categories.

    Cons

    Medical plan is expensive and complicated to maneuver if you want to get the most out of it.
    Some areas really have poor leadership with no good long term plans, but at least you can move around to other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Think longer term, figure out what the customer wants/needs 5 years from now so we can beat the competition, instead of matching what they have in the market today and staying behind them.

  6. Ex whirlpool technical project leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Michigan in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Michigan in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid benefit, OK if you are an engineer isolated from Marketing. They have some very cool products in the consumer goods space. Work like is well managed. Not many people work late.

    Cons

    Very relationship driven company. You will need to invest in your work relationships as much as technical delivery. At times, the relationship investment matters more than actual technical knowledge. The typical marketing teams are *very* short sighted and reactionary.

    Advice to Management

    Start holding the marketing teams accountable to long range plans and the research that is needed to development the plans. Way too much seat of the pants planning - but it gets sold based on the charisma of the marketing director.

  7. It was a great experience where I learned skills that I otherwise wouldn't have acquired while still attending college.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, TN (US)
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, TN (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The skills acquired including customer service and communication were a great addition to my resume. Overall, a good experience for someone needing experience.

    Cons

    Too micromanaged for my liking. Every single second was observed and timed including breaks and lunch. All was recorded on the computer.

    Advice to Management

    Find a different way to manage breaks and time away from the phones. It is both stressful and unnecessary to manage workers like that.

  8. A multinational and challenging environment

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, Strong Processes, Global Size

    Cons

    Location, EMEA Performance, Bonus, Benefits

  9. Great opportunities for young people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    lots of challenges, good school, structured development plan for people

    Cons

    matrix organization is not allowing to lead with speed

  10. Mostly about the money, sometimes about the customer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training, Information, Technology and some compensation packages.

    Cons

    continually changing policies that are reactive rather than proactive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the members down channel.

  11. Very good 20 years of my career

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can change and grow every two-three years
    Frequent travels in many countries.
    Very structured processes for everything

    Cons

    People and, so, bosses keep changing and so you have often to restart building your relationships and your network inside the company.
    During merging stress and pressure can be very high

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