Whirlpool Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
Jeff M. Fettig
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Pros
  • Very interested in maintaining a good work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is hard to achieve during heavy new product introductions (in 17 reviews)

  • Small town, sometimes expectations are not clear (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Vice President in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big, meaningful work objectives & high quality, committed colleagues. Great values-driven,high-performance work environment. Excellent place to grow leadership skills.

    Cons

    Large, global, matrixed organization can take time to learn how to navigate. Continually improving facilities, technology, and policies and practices to enhance employee experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep setting ambitious goals. Continue to make intentional investments to equip employees to achieve high expectations and produce differentiated results.

    Whirlpool Response

    May 7, 2015 – Sr. Mgr. Corporate Reputation & Interactive Communications

    I've found Whirlpool Corporation to be a great place to work as well. I've had many opportunities and challenges throughout my career.


  2. Very Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Whirlpool (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuine, good people from the top down. They care for employees deeply and always do right by them. Great place to start and finish a career. Transparency is great. Management take pride in providing leadership instead of authoritative direction. Phenomenal career opportunities if you are willing to move.

    Cons

    Large companies always have slow implementation. There are lots of people making decisions without proper knowledge of how to facilitate those decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Have more knowledge of total business model in order to make better decisions across the board.


  3. Very political, you have to make sure you network well to be successful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, lots of talented people. I've also gotten a diverse experience.

    Cons

    Can at times be too relationship focused, it's also a very top down culture.


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  5. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to conduct research in a friendly environment. Opportunities to expand knowledge beyond the core.

    Cons

    Opportunities are mostly limited to mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the good work.


  6. good

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great with engagement and team work

    Cons

    takes time to move up


  7. Great Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values, extraordinarily smart people, awesome product. Also great development opportunities. It is a fun and exciting place to grow your career.

    Cons

    Can be a little too siloed


  8. The Good and The Bad

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is what it is because of its people, culture, and values. The different diversity networks is an example of how much the company values having diversity in the workplace. The company also offers flexibility on different functions & positions, though the best opportunities are within the business function (merchandising, product development, sales).

    Cons

    -Bonus: miserable. The company broke financial records two consecutive years yet the bonus was very low. Management claims that this was due to profit plan miss. -Location (Benton Harbor, MI). If you're young and single and appreciate what a big city has to offer then this is not your place. If you want to take on leadership roles you will have to go through the HQ no matter what. On the other hand, if you're looking to raise a family then it's a good place to be.

    Advice to Management

    1) Expand offices into Chicago. Not only you will attract more talent, but you will also lose less young talent. 2) Provide decent bonuses. The company has never been healthier financially yet for two consecutive years the bonus payout was miserable.


  9. Decent job and payment

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small town. Good place to have a family. Work is flexible and you are free to manage your time.

    Cons

    Lack of process and high number of managers.

    Advice to Management

    Lean process may help to improve the performance.


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Not many career opportunities for directors


  11. Both good and bad aspects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Company is very supportive of the LGBT community and employees, right up to the CEO. Global and North American headquarters are located in a beautiful place to live, right on the shores of Lake Michigan.

    Cons

    Pay is low, as the company targets paying just below the mid-point of the market. CEO gets huge bonuses, even when employees have bonuses slashed. In the past 7 years, employees have received their target bonus only 3 times. Senior Management, including the CEO, do not see the Law Department as creating value.



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