Whirlpool Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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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. People don't leave Whirlpool, they leave their manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Overall great experience.
    Talent development
    Lots of opportunities to explore different career paths
    Diversity
    Ability to work from home (although not preferred)

    Cons

    Lots of late nights
    Open work space hinders productivity
    Typical large company bureaucracy
    Slow to complete projects

  2. Diversity and Inclusion

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with a good profissionals!

    Cons

    Salary is not so good.

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  5. Good job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Italia, FL
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Italia, FL

    I have been working at Whirlpool as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    International environment where people are effective in reaching all their goals.
    Motivational and dynamic job environment.
    Marketing to this kind of product results to be pleasant.

    Cons

    Whirlpool Italy is not hiring because of its hiring freeze after the acquisition of Indesit.
    Few career opportunities and often stressed environment

    Advice to Management

    Better management of their time and deadlines.
    Trrying to solve the bad situation that the company is living now in the better way possible.

  6. Great people, great company, small town

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Analyst in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Analyst in Saint Joseph, 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 to work with
    Great company that legitimately cares about its employees
    Very respectful of work life balance (two days off for every holiday, summer hours)
    Willing to move people around and up

    Cons

    Headquartered in a small town in SW Michigan with not much to do
    The usual problems with a large corporation are present here

    Advice to Management

    I'd like to see more focus on innovation at the company. It will be needed to keep up with our competitors and to meet the needs of our consumers; which will expect more innovative products at an increasing rate.

  7. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company that actually cares about their employees.

    Cons

    There is a disconnect across organizations.

  8. Managent of category

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Enviroment with lots of good professionals, ownership over projects is endorsed. innovative company with exciting products and brands.

    Cons

    Career plan is barely a formality and often bizzare movements happen.evaluation system is full of failures and team managers are poorly trained to evaluate people.

    Advice to Management

    .......................

  9. Customer Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Trade Partner Support Specialist in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Trade Partner Support Specialist in Cleveland, TN

    I have been working at Whirlpool

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

    Pros

    Match 401k up to 5% and allocate another 3% regardless. Great communication. Values engagement and transparency. Can work from home. Encourages Healthy work-life balance

    Cons

    Wages low, continuous improvement good but too much change, some processes not uniform (depends on whose asked), too heavily driven by numbers (metrics & speed)

    Advice to Management

    Recognize soft skills as equally as important as speed

  10. overtime

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hourly in Amana, IA
    Former Employee - Hourly in Amana, IA

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The number of women you get to talk too. A lot of overtime, and the benefits are outstanding. Money after you been there a couple of years.

    Cons

    2nd shift work, no family time. Shut downs and layoff once in awhile. Not a lot of the to catch some rest. Its go go go.

    Advice to Management

    I would rewrite the union contract. Start jobs off at 16 an you will not have the huge turn over rate. An to have the maxed pay go up as well. And longer breaks. 9 mins just is not enough

  11. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Brasil, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Brasil, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are very freindly, good opportunities to growth

    Cons

    Company shrinked a lot and stress people

    Advice to Management

    be more light


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