Whirlpool
3.2 of 5 348 reviews
www.whirlpoolcorp.com Benton Harbor, MI 5000+ Employees

Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.2 348 reviews

                             

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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Good place to work

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood work and family balance.
Manufacturing locations management is good

ConsCorporate bosses (they are not not leaders) say one thing and do other.
Corporate management not so good

Advice to Senior ManagementHire or promote real leaders that have proven leadership and not just friends from previous jobs

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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Senior Global Director, implementing large scale apps dev, network eng, and end user computing programs, globally.

Global Senior Director - Global Business Solutions (Former Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGlobal program management opportunities, tremendous individual skills growth opportunities.

Cons"Mom and Pop" feel, Vs Corporate Industry Leader. Both advantageous, and disadvantageous, depending on your level and role within the firm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company is performing well now, but red tape continues to hold back top performers

Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe culture is relaxed with a great work/life balance. The pay is competitive and the bonus for the last two years has been great.

ConsHR continues to hold top performers back ensuring their pay does not exceed their salary bands. This creates little incentive to perform well from a salary perspective, when your merit increase is larger than your promotion salary increase.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the people you've hired do their job. There is no reason a director should be signing $1M contracts when you're a $20B company! Look outside of corporate headquarters for talent and continue to push for solutions to allow global connectivity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice start point for student. Not many full time positions at the time when I was there

Intern (Former Employee)
Wrocław (Poland)

I worked at Whirlpool as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Flexible hours
-80% of people working there is really nice

Cons-Some people are not really motivating(remaining 20%), no real option to communicate it to management as there is no clear peer and 360 deg feedback option

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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LDP program

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool

ProsGood exposure to the leadership. Business oriented experience. Travel to international locations.

ConsSmaller area of location. Not good if you are a young person who likes to hang out with friends. Relationship based company and too old school in many ways.

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Good company but many issues

Director (Former Employee)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat career advancement opportunities but paid a price for it. Fortunate to have some bright and cutting edge bosses who helped me advance quite far in a short period of time. I learned a tremendous amount during my 8 years there and had some memorable experiences.

ConsNasty office politics with fighting among departments. Me first attitude among senior execs rather than team first. Borderline unethical quarter-end pushes that never end.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow people to make mistakes without compromising their career. I saw way too many good people lose their career for taking a risk. Fix the fighting among departments as it kills the underlying team's morale. Stop the quarter-end pushes. It is a great company if you are fortunate enough to hitch your wagon to a star but life is miserable if you are unlucky and have boss who is not a star.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great product. Great People. Bad coffee in the lunch room.

Industrial Engineer (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH

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

ProsWorldwide manufacturing operations of consumer goods.

ConsMajority of Northamerican plants are in small midwest towns.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your facilities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent foundation of values, but not followed by every department.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI

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

ProsWhirlpool has an excellent set of values. Salaries and benefits are overall competitive. Whirlpool as a whole is a solid company with longevity in the market place.

ConsWhirlpool's values are not followed by every department, causing a negative impact to morale and productivity. Some departments/positions are given less value than others and are provided poor and/or inefficient tools to perform duties. This causes a severe "slow down" in completing tasks within required time parameters.

Advice to Senior ManagementI suggest that upper management take a closer look at how the "lower" levels of positions are being valued and the tools that they are provided to the employees. There is a lot of waste caused by not providing the right tools to employees to perform their duties. Many excellent employees are being overwhelmed because the tools they have do not support the job requirements they are accountable for. Ultimately, our customers suffer because of lengthy delays to resolved issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The job is easy, It's the higher up's that need to learn how to talk.

Assembler (Former Employee)
Greenville, OH

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for less than a year

ProsJob is simple, Hours are great, Overtime available, Not strenuous.

ConsThe people, Management, the food in the cafeteria and vending machines.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake classes on how to talk.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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