Whirlpool
3.2 of 5 348 reviews
www.whirlpoolcorp.com Benton Harbor, MI 5000+ Employees

Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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3.2 348 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(226 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Employees work hard and take pride in their products.

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than a year

ProsThey compensate well and all my co-workers were amicable. It was nice to be a part of something that is "made in the USA".

ConsFactory environment can be a downer. Some of the good hourly workers do not get the recognition they deserve. There is definitely politics involved among management. A handful of salaried employees believed their worth was much more than it realistically was. Have to relocate to numerous locations if you want to be a candidate for promotion.

Advice to Senior ManagementLooking for improvements? Spend more time with the line workers. They have ideas. The six sigma events are useful in getting non-engineer salaried employees knowledgeable of the product.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Loved the job, not the location

Real-Whirled (Current Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI

I have been working at Whirlpool as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Lots of autonomy
-Very, very intelligent, humble people
-Lighthearted staff
-People get their work done and then help others to finish their work
-Amazing investment in their interns
-Would intern again in a heartbeat
-Great vacation town

Cons-Full-time offer requires moving anywhere with only last second information
-You have little to no control over where you live as a Sales Development Representative
-Corporate is located in a town not suited for the younger crowd who needs more to do than eat at the same 7 restaurants.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the horizontal hierarchy. It allows your interns to feel free to ask you for input. I had no issues with Management.

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

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Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
Saint Joseph, MI

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

ProsBest jobs in the area, SW Michigan

ConsSmall cogs in big wheels.

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

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Fair to people.

Production (Current Employee)
Clyde, OH

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

ProsHigh pay for the area

ConsNot enough evaluation of middle management.

Advice to Senior Managementmore evaluations of middle management

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

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Good company to work for overall

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool

ProsGood opportunities to contribute to the success of the company and grow a career

ConsCompany employee performance rating system

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to value talented employees

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsSome of the pros to working at whirlpool are as follows:
Good wages, nice people, hard working, employee benefits, great experience

ConsSome of the cons to working at whirlpool are as follow:
very old fashioned work style
Located in interesting city

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

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A few bad apples in a political matrix

Trade Strategy Manager (Former Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat salary & benefits are a way Whirlpool draws people to Sw Michigan
Couple that with a low cost of living and a good work-life relationship and Whirlpool becomes a great place for a long career

ConsThere have been a lot of changes on H1B policy and they proactively fire individuals on H1B or green card path especially if they dont have the right political connections

Advice to Senior ManagementWhile the company is very political in defining who goes where, that isnt strictly based on performance. This will be debilitating in the long run for the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI

I have been working at Whirlpool as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat team building activities, secure support network for employees

ConsThere were no real downsides with the company, the only con to the position were unpleasant consumers, though the pleasant ones outweighed the bad.

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

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Overall, good company with added focus on employee growth.

Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee)
Saint Joseph, MI

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

Pros1. Good internal career growth program
2. Challenging and rewarding experiences
3. Good compensation packages
4. Nice, small close knit community
5. Many opportunities to expand life experiences through volunteering

ConsManagers do have some power to deny an employee the opportunity to take on a new role if they determine that they need that employee for the next 3-6 months which can delay promotion or move to a new position.

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

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Great place to launch your career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsDecent leadership development programs for recent college graduates.

ConsNot all managers are great people developers. Choose your manager wisely.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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