Whirlpool
3.2 of 5 349 reviews
www.whirlpoolcorp.com Benton Harbor, MI 5000+ Employees

Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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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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interesting work

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI

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

Proslots of free training. good pay and benefits , friendly people.

Conslong hours, travel to factories from design center. large workload. people shift positions every year so it's hard to build up expertise. Headquarters town is highly racially divided. Life is good for corporate folks but not so much for other people.

Advice to Senior Managementhire more people to get better quality work. Reduce playing of musical chairs with job positions for people. Otherwise, keep up the emphasis on lean, OpEx and other initiatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company Values, especially for such a large organization

Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than a year

ProsStability, long term job potential. Leadership is trying to unite entire organization, As a whole they are trying to be a leader in everything they do.

ConsMany Corporate projects have too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Although it is being worked on- there are still a lot of separate "companies" under the Whirlpool Umbrella with limited communication

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that projects that are for one division (i.e. Finance) is communicated with others (Service and Sales) so that Whirlpool can give the feeling of a united front to customers, investors, and competitors

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

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Whirlpool - Corporate Headquarters

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI

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

ProsThe work-life balance at Whirlpool is great and the pay is good. Leaders are flexible regarding family needs, illness, etc. There is a lot of opportunity to move within the company, both within your job function and into other business areas. The work is interesting and I enjoy working for a company that produces the vast majority of product they sell in the U.S., in the U.S.

ConsCorporate headquarters is in a small town, if your spouse also works there is not much opportunity here for them. During my interview process, Whirlpool touted that they have many employees whose spouses also work at Whirlpool, talked about how they help spouses, and stated there would be great opportunities for my spouse. Once I was here, they have done nothing to help my spouse get a job. My spouse is even willing to change careers or take a step down, to get a foot in the door and contribute income to the family. My spouse never even makes it past the "rejected by outsourced recruiting company based on resume without even a call" stage. Make sure you both have a job offer before you move here. I will probably end up moving eventually so that my spouse can contribute income to the family, too. I wish I didn't have to, because I really love my job and the opportunities for me are great. But, we need two incomes long term. I understand each hiring manager wants the perfect fit, and I was naive in believing the puffing from HR during the interview process. Also, annual raises are less than the increase in the cost of living. Housing and food costs in the area are high. Company is very concerned about local community relations and supporting local businesses, so they don't put fitness centers or child care centers onsite as amenities for employees (although they have a "culture of health").

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

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

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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool

ProsGreat new facilities and flexible working environment. Summer with the lake are great.

ConsNeed work life balance improvements. Would like to see them promote from within verse going outside so much.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on driving new business and product leadership so we can be ready for the next downturn.

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

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Be sure to take the lead in everything.

Design Leader (Current Employee)

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

ProsDriven and enthusiast environment to work in.

ConsCorporate mis-alignments on strategy. Lacking clear direction from senior leadership by overload of messages.

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

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Great Company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

ProsFriendly employees and great training programs. This company is very committed to providing the very best to customers.

ConsNo much to do in Benton Harbor. Everyone in this city works for the company. Closest major cities are South Bend and Chicago.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I've loved working here for many years!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

ProsThe pay, benefits, 401K match, and bonus program are all excellent. You will be challenged every day, but the rewards for meeting those challenges are great! Time off is generous.

ConsI don't believe there are any cons here that don't exist in most large corporation these days.

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

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fair company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool

ProsThe company is fair and ethically run. Management wants to see you succeed and will help you to succeed.

ConsIf you are in sales you will need to be open to moving and to grow much with the company you will need to be open to move to Michigan

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Horrible, unfair, no work life balance

Marketing (Current Employee)
Comerio, PR

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

ProsSuggestive location and canteen, sadly there is nothing else i can say of positive regarding this company

Consyou can be as qualified as you wish, but there are only 2 possibilities to do any career in Whirlpool

- you know someone important in the company
- you are a very pretty/sly woman without conscience (you will need it to kill the possible competition)

Work-life balance? here they do not even know what that is, you can start work at 6 in the morning and finish in the middle of the night, the only recognition you will get is a call from security asking you to go badge because the insurance can not cover us staying in the office for work (so not only you will work for free with your boss complaining because you are not fast enough but you will also not have any insurance against accidents etc). and of course Holiday and Home time do not exist, people will reprimand you because during the night or during your holidays you did not answer to some emails or did some work.

there is no life while you work in Whirlpool but only WORK and zero recognition.

do the smart thing and stay away

all you will find in Whirlpool is pain, anger, hate and disappointment

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the current HR, they are the main reason why people go away from Whirlpool

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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