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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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  1. 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

  2. Manager, Insights & Strategy

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Varied work, good visibility to senior management

    Cons

    lack of leadership and guidance

  3. Rewarding company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarded appropriately for efforts and results. Lots of different opportunities available.

    Cons

    Location in Michigan is remote and very cold in the winter. Most career options require relocation to Michigan or relocation every few years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on driving speed and encouraging risk taking by your team members.

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  5. Its ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Factory Service in Greenville, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Factory Service in Greenville, OH (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Money and many nice people and helpful people

    Cons

    Too many overtime hours. Not enough time for family and not enough time off

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees have their weekends off

  6. Helpful (2)

    Don't count on retiring from this position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable work, overtime sometimes, health insurance, even though it is at an outrageous cost and doesn't cover much.

    Cons

    My job turned into a three man job and I could not keep up with it. The bosses "listened" to my complaints when they would write me up over it, but they did nothing to ease the workload. When I took over the position, there was 75% less work to be done. The job either needs 2 or 3 men working daily, or two shifts working it daily. When one of the main managers went on medical leave, the department ran much more efficiently with the substitute, and that gentleman actually listened.

    I was a good employee but apparently they didn't want me to hit retirement age, and I was let go after 3 weeks shy of hitting 19 years of service. My wife cannot work at this time because she is recovering from back surgery, so this job loss has completely devastated us.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and when they tell you the job requires more help, don't add more work to them that is for you, then fire them when you decide they're not keeping up.

  7. Design Internship

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people working to make high quality products.

    Cons

    Design language already established. Didn't always feel ownership over work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Very disatisfied

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If your department has fun people, you can make many friends to hang out with outside of work. I came from a small company background, so I also learned a lot about how big companies work.

    Cons

    They have layoffs at a moment's notice -- without warning. I know someone who was working for over a year, gladly worked overtime or on weekends, and they called him at home one Saturday and said "you're laid off" (This same call was received by 10-15 others in his department). His personal stuff was packed up (some things were missing), and he stopped by a few days later and picked it up. Job security IS NOT a priority at this company.

    The world headquarters are located in an area with 30,000 people. Bigger towns (100,000 people) are 45 minutes away. Chicago is 2 hours away. If you're used to a lot of activity, you wont' find it close by.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are people -- they have lives, families, bills to pay. Employees are your most important asset, but you seem to forget this over and over.

  9. Very pleased

    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher education
    Growth opportunity
    Great coworkers
    Amazing facilities
    Growth in the market

    Cons

    Communication
    Lack of encouragement
    Management disconnect
    Dated equipment
    Change in management needed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff

  10. A competent and professional environment

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

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Truly multi-national and multi-culture

    Cons

    Far from an urban infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Limit the outsourcing and trust in-house knowledge

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good experience

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

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

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

    Pros

    Company helps employees to develop their careers giving challenges for those who are interested. Constant effort to improve work environment and employees satisfaction.

    Cons

    Excessive workload, project schedules not well planned. Need to implement new technology faster.

    Advice to Management

    They need to plan better project scope and schedule. Mistakes on this step results in excessive work load to employees and difficult to complete all milestones of the project.

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