Whirlpool
3.2 of 5 382 reviews
www.whirlpoolcorp.com Benton Harbor, MI 5000+ Employees

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65% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(251 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company that values loyalty.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsIt is located in a small town so if you wan't to live in a rural location it is a great option. They really do value development and loyalty so there are opportunities available to develop and in certain cases switch functions.

    ConsCan be somewhat cliquey. If you enter through a rotational program you will have an easier path to growth than as a direct hire. backfilling and promotions are done more on a "who do you know?" basis than by utilizing HR to actively determine who is the best fit. Employees that work in functions outside of Sales, Mktg and Engineering will find it harder to advance. Support functions like finance, supply chain, IT, procurement, etc are much flatter.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a more robust HR department that can better identify and promote talent.

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

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    No right way to do a wrong thing

    Sales Director (Current Employee)
    Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsGreat company rich with top talent. Whirlpool has every opportunity to excel and grow and even dominate the industry. It is flush with top talent and those willing to put forth the right efforts to drive the company towards their every goal. You'll find the greatest talent still within the company, while it continues to farm out through attrition the rest of their talent to their competitors and ancillary industries.

    ConsBureaucracy is weighing down all the potential. The company feels rotten within itself with cronyism and nepotism awarding positions to people unproven and people who have never stayed within position long enough to actually have delivered against an objective, and yet they thrive with their naive opinions. Too slow to act

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up to the talent loss, clarify the steps and assessment for individual growth. In this industry, you'll need people willing to take risk and management not so eager to hand out punishment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Joseph, MI

    ProsVery laid back and friendly. Lots of changes to be more lean and to eliminate the old-school mentality with respect to work hours, work attire, years vs. company instead of performance-based promotions, etc. Very short commute unless you decide to make it longer. In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies. Very diverse workforce and lots of international opportunities, if you are interested in that. Many career path opportunities.

    ConsCan be VERY slow to promote its people, especially in the tech center for fabric care (laundry) engineers. Smaller town == no other major employers in the area. Bonus is not guaranteed to be a specific amount; it fluctuates based on company performance == on bad years, salaries are not competitive. Housing prices are higher than normal in the area due to tourism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want top talent to remain, then get rid of the forced ranking system. If you only hire top talent, none of those people want to hear that they are just "ok" or "average". If they are above average, they should be told so, not forced into a bucket so your numbers work out.

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

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    Whirlpool good place to work

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsGreat potential, good incentive and perks

    ConsSelf motivation is key, it is about who you know not how well you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive, managing people is not all about task delegation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is a great deal of opportunity and challenge available throughout the company, wonderful people to work with, and products to be proud of.

    ConsLiving in a small town is not ideal for everyone, though I enjoy it thoroughly.

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    Pay is great if you can stand the politics

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, TN

    ProsThey pay you enough to consider ignoring your morel compass when it comes losing your sense of team work and exploiting your individuality

    ConsEveryone is out to make themselves look better, even at the expense of others. This is a result of the promoted culture through the Personal Metrics of Performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot everyone thinks, acts and feels the same way. If you really want to preach diversity and inclusion, you should understand this is not strictly race and sexual preference.

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

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    Family oriented company but lacks opportunities for women and minorities

    Director (Current Employee)
    Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsCareer opportunities are abundant up to the manager level. Many lateral opportunities. Ethical company that is family oriented. Good employee discounts and developmental opportunities. Excellent bonus system.

    ConsWomen and minorities are under-represented at the Director and above levels of the organization and we don't see intentional actions by the company to address this. We target women as our primary customer - why wouldn't we have more women running the company? Performance reviews are a game - balance out the ratings for the distribution curve and hope you are not one of the bottom rankings this time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou want to be seen as progressive you have to look, act, sound, and feel like you and thus the company are progressive. Wishing one thing and acting another will not get you seen as contemporary as your competitors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing lack of leadership, except in cronyism

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsIf you're a new graduate (especially from Purdue), and this is your first job, you'll do great, probably enjoy the company, and have plenty of opportunity.

    ConsIf you're coming to the company with experience, you're going to be disappointed. You'll be expected to know the Whirlpool processes without training, and denigrated when you don't pick them up through osmosis.

    If you like a company where your performance is judged not just by how you perform vs your goals, but how you are compared to your peers, you'll love Whirlpool. In order for your performance to be "above average", your co-workers performance must be "below average". This doesn't exactly contribute to an environment of teamwork.

    The quality of the company's products is so poor, that's it's an ongoing internal joke that employees can't even recommend their products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to manage by slogan. Try providing subordinates with what they need to do their jobs and make the company successful, instead of just expecting them to perform.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You Suck

    Assembler (Current Employee)
    Marion, OH

    Prosit's a paycheck, good money. Thats all i can say about that.

    Consincompetent management. how they treat their employees. Forced overtime all the time, They don't care if their employees get hurt. Work them like dogs so they can get rich. They allow bulling to go on even if it means the health of others.

    Advice to Senior Managementdo your job, protect your people instead of walking on them.

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

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    Don't expect to have a life anymore if you work here.You wont have managers ; they are all judgemental micro managers.

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Saint Joseph, MI

    ProsBenefits are good; small city - being a whirlpool employee has its perks hence.

    ConsLot of empty talk ; engineering has taken a steep fall & innovation is as good as dead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at consumer before looking at competition .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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