Whirlpool Reviews

Updated July 1, 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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    • Culture & Values
    • 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, 2015Sr. 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. MLDP Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really great company to work for. I'm sure the experiences vary across the different plants. From my experience I had meaningful projects right from the get go, and had free rein to expand and make what I wanted out of them.

    Cons

    Location, Location, Location. They did have a relocation and housing stipend, but no matter who you are if you are heading to a small town from a larger university it is going to be somewhat of a culture shock. Be patient with it and go from there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This program feeding into the full-time program is a great idea and just needs a little polishing. Keep giving your interns meaningful projects, we like to feel apart of the team and be included in various parts of plant life so we can limit what we apply to full time.


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    Whirlpool

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Great Organizational Culture

    Cons

    Hard to know about open opportunities, since company is so big


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  5. Great Place to Work

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

    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

    The motto, "There's no right way to do a wrong thing" is not just a flag to wave but a core belief at Whirlpool. Does Whirlpool make mistakes? Certainly. Do they tolerate unethical, disrespectful, or discriminatory behavior? Certainly not.

    I also love the small town community in BH, MI.

    Cons

    Whirlpool has traditionally been averse to risk, which is a double-edged blade. On one side, it has led Whirlpool to 100+ years of success; on the other side, that aversion to risk can lead to a different risk, the risk of not taking action quickly enough.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at Whirlpool is moving in the right direction. I believe the culture of the company is going in the right direction, and the strategic priorities are based on sound principles.


  6. Senior Inventory Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Inventory Analyst in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Inventory Analyst in Saint Joseph, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great to be around. Management is mostly around for guidance and direction

    Cons

    Small town and politics are a downfall with getting promotions/advancements


  7. Business Relationship Manager

    Current Employee - Business Relationship Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Business Relationship Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    good benefits and mostly good people to work with

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunity.


  8. engineering

    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really loved working there as a summer intern. The experience of other employees is exceptional, and everyone is very nice. I worked in the VA capacity section of fabric care.

    Cons

    The higher-ups don't know a thing about what engineering is, and demand some pretty outrageous feats from us. It's ridiculous. Make a quality product before you try to sell it.

    Advice to Management

    Let the engineers determine the future of the company. All of the cheap, quick paybacks will not amount to the impressive profits after you put enough quality time into R&D.


  9. Great corporate culture

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, good job opportunities

    Cons

    corp is in Benton Harbor, MI. not a lot of people want to end up living there - especially young people


  10. Project manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent culture and people environment.

    Cons

    None at this time - very good place to work.


  11. Diversity and Inclusion

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very dynamic organization. Challenges you professionally to get better!

    Cons

    Work / Life balance is a challenge



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