Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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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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    Fun products to work on with great people.

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsFun products with a great sense of urgency to get them to market. Headquartered in a excellent small community right next to some of the best beaches in the country.

    ConsLong hours are expected for a promotion. Pay is average at best. Lots of last minute requests from management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShorten the time to advance people amd prioritize life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, Whirlpool is a good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsYou get the chance to work on great, meaningful projects with a team of pretty great people. St. Joseph/Benton Harbor is a wonderful place to raise a family and the weather is great (in the summer!)

    ConsWish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement some really robust HR policies that support employees who want to work in a more flexible way. Right now it has to be done "under the table" and there seems to be no support for the top.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Global Director, implementing large scale apps dev, network eng, and end user computing programs, globally.

    Global Senior Director - Global Business Solutions (Former Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsGlobal program management opportunities, tremendous individual skills growth opportunities.

    Cons"Mom and Pop" feel, Vs Corporate Industry Leader. Both advantageous, and disadvantageous, depending on your level and role within the firm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company is performing well now, but red tape continues to hold back top performers

    Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsThe culture is relaxed with a great work/life balance. The pay is competitive and the bonus for the last two years has been great.

    ConsHR continues to hold top performers back ensuring their pay does not exceed their salary bands. This creates little incentive to perform well from a salary perspective, when your merit increase is larger than your promotion salary increase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the people you've hired do their job. There is no reason a director should be signing $1M contracts when you're a $20B company! Look outside of corporate headquarters for talent and continue to push for solutions to allow global connectivity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but many issues

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat career advancement opportunities but paid a price for it. Fortunate to have some bright and cutting edge bosses who helped me advance quite far in a short period of time. I learned a tremendous amount during my 8 years there and had some memorable experiences.

    ConsNasty office politics with fighting among departments. Me first attitude among senior execs rather than team first. Borderline unethical quarter-end pushes that never end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow people to make mistakes without compromising their career. I saw way too many good people lose their career for taking a risk. Fix the fighting among departments as it kills the underlying team's morale. Stop the quarter-end pushes. It is a great company if you are fortunate enough to hitch your wagon to a star but life is miserable if you are unlucky and have boss who is not a star.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood exposure to the leadership. Business oriented experience. Travel to international locations.

    ConsSmaller area of location. Not good if you are a young person who likes to hang out with friends. Relationship based company and too old school in many ways.

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    Great product. Great People. Bad coffee in the lunch room.

    Industrial Engineer (Current Employee) Findlay, OH

    ProsWorldwide manufacturing operations of consumer goods.

    ConsMajority of Northamerican plants are in small midwest towns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your facilities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent foundation of values, but not followed by every department.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsWhirlpool has an excellent set of values. Salaries and benefits are overall competitive. Whirlpool as a whole is a solid company with longevity in the market place.

    ConsWhirlpool's values are not followed by every department, causing a negative impact to morale and productivity. Some departments/positions are given less value than others and are provided poor and/or inefficient tools to perform duties. This causes a severe "slow down" in completing tasks within required time parameters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI suggest that upper management take a closer look at how the "lower" levels of positions are being valued and the tools that they are provided to the employees. There is a lot of waste caused by not providing the right tools to employees to perform their duties. Many excellent employees are being overwhelmed because the tools they have do not support the job requirements they are accountable for. Ultimately, our customers suffer because of lengthy delays to resolved issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The job is easy, It's the higher up's that need to learn how to talk.

    Assembler (Former Employee) Greenville, OH

    ProsJob is simple, Hours are great, Overtime available, Not strenuous.

    ConsThe people, Management, the food in the cafeteria and vending machines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake classes on how to talk.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical corporate environment

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsDecent opportunity to learn a wide range of business and technical skills. Good place to start a career.

    ConsTalent evaluation process is very over engineered. I have seen way too many great people passed over simply because we have to fulfill a ridiculous HR distribution. It's like "Corporate Hunger Games"

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're a midwestern manufacturer - stop pretending that you're in Silicon valley. Instead of trying to force fit talent inside the constraints of a text book curve, try having some faith in your managers and their ability to keep/grow talent and weed out under performers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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