Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
461 Reviews
3.5
461 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.  

    Great Place to Work!

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Big, meaningful work objectives & high quality, committed colleagues. Great values-driven,high-performance work environment. Excellent place to grow leadership skills.

    Cons

    Large, global, matrixed organization can take time to learn how to navigate. Continually improving facilities, technology, and policies and practices to enhance employee experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep setting ambitious goals. Continue to make intentional investments to equip employees to achieve high expectations and produce differentiated results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love This Company

    • 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

    Great people, clear direction from leadership on goals/objectives, and quality product. Contributes a lot to the communities around the various locations.

    Cons

    Goals, while clearly defined, can be extremely lofty and difficult to achieve with out the exact market conditions. Forces us to stretch, but can be discouraging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the communication. It is working well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Territory Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, plenty of help from above, ease of workload

    Cons

    not great pay, not innovative in engineering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Rewarding Place to Start a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The benefits, time off, flexibility, training, and overall team environment is great. WP genuinely cares about their people. Which is tough to find these days.

    Cons

    None that you wouldn't see in any other job. Challenging at times, but never negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better flow from dept. to dept. and back up the teams at every level to succeed. With that and the benefits you provide you may attain the most hardworking workforce in any company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement in the company

    Cons

    A lot of traveling, and relocating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    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

  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.  

    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
  10.  

    Continuous learning environment... still challenged and engaged after 23 years!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool corporate values are long standing... part of my training in 1991... and still alive and constant. In the customer experience center we have a great culture.. sharing challenges and successes every day. Adapting to our consumers makes this a learning environment.

    Cons

    Challenges mainly driven from external factors.... that drive urgency for continuous cost reduction.. This is good for lean thinkers.... however sometimes employees are not informed of the reasons behind initiatives that are cost driven. I have learned to take it for granted we will always be challenged in this way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise for management... People are always smarter than you think. Never underestimate the knowledge of people that serve the customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Whirlpool is an excellent company to work

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

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

    Pros

    They give you all the necessary tools to work adn give your best
    They give you the opportunity to grow up inside the company

    Cons

    Innovation and engineering area is not too close to the production line, it takes time and energy to translate from one place to other whenever you need to get a solution to a problem from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there are mettings imparted monthly where the lead talks about how we are going, what are the things we make right and how to improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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