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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 387 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(252 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    engineering internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Consa little boring because the city is pretty small.

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    Lots of sheep, not many wolves

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

    ProsDecent pay. New Facilities. Good Brands.

    ConsToo process oriented. Benefits - insurance is not good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Amana, IA (US)

    ProsThere 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    challenging environment and culture

    Category Manager (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsNew product launches and emerging market

    Consspeed and agility to launch

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak silo's, be agile and faster to launch product and to out perform the competition and provide quality that meets customer expectations without any complaints

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The grass is always greener on the other side

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

    ProsStill 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to work

    Project Engineer (Former Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fearful of Truth

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    Pros100 year old company with many brands.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company for a Large Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsChange, stability, competitive, brands, opportunity

    ConsSlow making decisions, good ole boy system

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company Values, especially for such a large organization

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsStability, long term job potential. Leadership is trying to unite entire organization, As a whole they are trying to be a leader in everything they do.

    ConsMany Corporate projects have too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Although it is being worked on- there are still a lot of separate "companies" under the Whirlpool Umbrella with limited communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that projects that are for one division (i.e. Finance) is communicated with others (Service and Sales) so that Whirlpool can give the feeling of a united front to customers, investors, and competitors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    interesting work

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    Proslots of free training. good pay and benefits , friendly people.

    Conslong hours, travel to factories from design center. large workload. people shift positions every year so it's hard to build up expertise. Headquarters town is highly racially divided. Life is good for corporate folks but not so much for other people.

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more people to get better quality work. Reduce playing of musical chairs with job positions for people. Otherwise, keep up the emphasis on lean, OpEx and other initiatives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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