Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
461 Reviews
3.5
461 Reviews
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 30 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 17 reviews)

  • Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work!

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Great Experience and people.

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Management really helps with career development.

    Cons

    Only paid $30k a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and show me the money!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Good area to raise family

    Cons

    Small town can be a negative for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Love This Company

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great people, clear direction from leadership on goals/objectives, and quality product. Contributes a lot to the communities around the various locations.

    Cons

    Goals, while clearly defined, can be extremely lofty and difficult to achieve with out the exact market conditions. Forces us to stretch, but can be discouraging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the communication. It is working well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Territory Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, plenty of help from above, ease of workload

    Cons

    not great pay, not innovative in engineering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Rewarding Place to Start a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The benefits, time off, flexibility, training, and overall team environment is great. WP genuinely cares about their people. Which is tough to find these days.

    Cons

    None that you wouldn't see in any other job. Challenging at times, but never negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better flow from dept. to dept. and back up the teams at every level to succeed. With that and the benefits you provide you may attain the most hardworking workforce in any company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good middle management, growing fast and absorbing lots, including workload

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

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

    Pros

    lots of freedom to move jobs and functions, new facility upgrades, small town

    Cons

    lower end of pay scale, small town, senior leaders too short term focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to refocus on product vs. just financial growth and size. Losing some of the small company feel as well as entrepreneurship and innovation. Need to better balance work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company in small town

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Saint Joseph, MI

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay with a great work life balance. Focus on development is dependent on managers, so can be a positive or a negative. Culture is evolving to be more open and transparent.

    Cons

    Location is a small town, so you will see many colleagues outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    It was stressful most of the time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, TN

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They pay for you to go to college

    Cons

    They don't care to fire you, a girl I know was in a car wreck and couldn't leave the hospital so they fired her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers areally pretry cool, some are not

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement in the company

    Cons

    A lot of traveling, and relocating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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