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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 388 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(253 ratings)

65% 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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    Whirlpool Review

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis is a Great company

    ConsThey push me to the limits of my abilities

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat environment people and values

    Constoo small place where to live

    Yes, I would 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

     

    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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    contract designer

    Mechanical Designer - PTC Creo Parametric 2 0 & Windchill 10 0 (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsI perceived the Whirlpool management as the best of thirty companies in my career.
    Very well defined company standards. Well managed part naming conventions.
    Well defined engineering roles: engineers; designers; drafters

    Consmigrating software packages (Going Google; WMCS -> SAP) = short-term pain
    modelers should model and manage upper level assemblies, not spin wheels learning EN writing processes and company specs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not promote a long-term opportunity 6-18 months and then not renew the extendable contract for (3 of 3) contractors after four months. Economy shifts, horizons only allow to forecast work load just so far...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work!!!

    Lead Engineer (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsWell established processes, great people to work with, takes good care of employees.

    ConsNone so far, except is is too cold in Michigan

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the good work you are doing!

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

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    Good Company, small town

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsGreat company, treats employees well, good advancement options

    ConsVacation town of St. Joseph is nice in summer months, but the lack of city amenities gets old after a few years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep unleashing talent.

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

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