Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
429 Reviews
3.5
429 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 28 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 17 reviews)

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work, need to be energetic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    the people are great, a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    very fast paced organization, accountability does not always fall in the right place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool's values penetrate everything we do so you can feel that spirit in daily interactions. The culture is one where employees have respect for one another and create an atmosphere of inclusion.

    Cons

    Whirlpool can move slow at times. With a very large, matrixed organization, it can be hard to drive to get to decisions quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growth. Organic growth. Appliances are a great business but we need to find ways to create incremental revenue streams.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Amana, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Amana, IA (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good for starting with no engineering experience. Very friendly people and co-workers. Nice office.

    Cons

    Too much rotation happening in company along with departmental changes making it difficult to have a single person work on a project from beginning to end. The commute is 1.5hrs everyday from Iowa City or Cedar Rapids to Amana, which gets worse during the winter time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vacation time very low, appreciation of work should be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Whirlpool is an excellent company to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    good experience as intern, good people

    Cons

    none to speak of as of now

  8.  

    Open communication with managers and open to change but lack of financial support.

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Advancement but must be self motivated and proactive.

    Cons

    Must be willing to relocate often to advance quicker. Key roles change every 3 or so years, sometimes not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to long term success over short term objective achievements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Had an amazing time working with the people. Very friendly and laid back. Great experience that has really opened some doors for me.

    Cons

    Stress of my job sometimes got to me. Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time bringing lower employees into your office and checking up on them. Give them advice not only about their job, but about their career goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very old school, bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Shared Services in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Shared Services in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Smaller-town location, friendly environment, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Not open to change or flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more mentoring opportunities & feedback from managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Whirlpool Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    decent pay for the area, interesting projects

    Cons

    hard to take vacation, unenjoyable place to live

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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