Whirlpool Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO 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
    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, 2015 – Sr. 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. Helpful (1)

    Great place for high performing employees. Sucky place for mediocre performers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow both upwardly and/or into different areas. In one town we have different product groups, functions(procurement, lab engineering, new platform development, existing platform improvement, finance, marketing, etc).

    Cons

    A lot of hard work is expected. And Whirlpool seems committed to doing what it takes to survive. I am convinced they will let more people go if the economic times get tougher.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the "doers" and less on powerpoint summaries of other people's work. Slim down the number of leaders director and above. Focus on the development of internal talent, and keep investing in innovation.


  3. KitchenAid Portables has a great team!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Passionate and understanding management; great to work for. * Excellent products and commitment to the customer; can have pride in what you represent.

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be limited if you're unwilling/unable to move to MI, but being in the field is rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the people in marketing before they do anything innovative.


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  5. A GOOD PLACE TO WORK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It great for retirement. Whirlpool provides a pension a 401k and several insurance package that you can choose from.

    Cons

    The jobs are ok but your co-workers might not be. It depend on whom you work with. People don't have to be nice. So ignore them and cruise by until retirement.

    Advice to Management

    To discuss pensions. Alot of my coworkers don't know if they have it or not.


  6. Fantastic place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Whirlpool are amazing. It's truly a company that thinks about YOU as an important attribute to the business rather than you as a number.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is the fact that all of the production facilities are in different locations, so it can be quite difficult to understand, knowledge share, and incorporate best practices across various product categories.

    Advice to Management

    The management team at Whirlpool does a great job of continuously communicating its goals and paths towards accomplishing those goals, however it doesn't demonstrate that its taken employee feedback and really incorporated it into the "next steps" or "refinements."


  7. Very positive place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Good Fair Place to Work in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Good Fair Place to Work in Findlay, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The high majority of management here at Whirlpool treat you with respect. Promotion from within is BIG here, any job openings are filled within the ranks unless no one wants it. The pay is at the high end of the scale for this area (when I tell people I work at Whirlpool, they always say "Making the big bucks, eh?") I am already making more after less than one year with Whirlpool than I was after 5 with my previous employer. Sure, there is always one moron within the ranks, but by far this has been a very positive work experience for me.

    Cons

    My only complaint is the fact that you must go through a temp service and work for them for a minimum of 9 months before being considered for hire at Whirlpool. It takes most temps at least 2 years as a temp to get hired in, but last year Whirlpool did more hiring than in the last 3 years combined here, so I was hired in after 9 months.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Don't be afraid to ruffle some feathers, though. There are a few malcontents that bring down others that may need some "counselling".


  8. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Whirlpool Corporation is a global leader in the appliance manufacturing industry and recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary on November 11, 2011. This longstanding history has given our company the experience to compete within a competitive landscape that is constantly evolving. Our company employs over 20,000 American workers and I am proud to be one of them. While working as a Sales Development Representative, you are required to drive incremental sales growth for a strong consumer brand. These brands include Whirlpool, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Amana. I currently manage a territory with accounts like Sears, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Best Buy. As a Sales Development Representative, you will need to work successfully on teams within a collaborative environment. This position also requires both verbal and written communication skills on a daily basis. You will continue to develop these skills by speaking 2-3 times per month in front of audiences of 50 or more. These skills combined with a desire to win will allow you to successfully execute Whirlpool’s sales strategy.

    Cons

    This position requires relocation. You must be open to moving anywhere within the USA and your territory will depend on what area is open at the time. If you are fine with moving, this is the job for you. Great people, great product, and great management.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job of responding to direct reports and their feedback. As an American based company, we need to find ways to keep cost competitive with our foreign competition.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Fast Pace In The Whirlpool In Greenville, Ohio

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Assembler in Greenville, OH
    Former Contractor - Assembler in Greenville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Whirlpool as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good for employees that can stay with the job for several years. Temporaries from Kelly start at $10.25 an hour. The average assembler makes $12.40 and the team leaders make $16.50 an hour. The work areas are very clean and organised.

    Cons

    The KitchenAid Hand Mixers are assembled and tested by teams of six workers and one is completed every 30 seconds so you have to concentrate on the job you are assigned so this is not for people that don't have a serious attitude about assembly work.

    Advice to Management

    I am gratefull that Whirpool management brought the Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer production back from China and encourage them to do all Whirlpool production here in our country.


  10. Very positive experience at whirlpool

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HR Generalist in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - HR Generalist in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Very empathetic towards employees lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Everything is consensus-based takes a long time to get anything done

    Advice to Management

    Just make decisions don't try to get consensus for every single thing


  11. A company that balances care for it's employees, consumers and community.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Lead in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Lead in Cleveland, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowers front line customer service agents, Shows great care for employee's. Very family oriented atmosphere while maintaining business professionalism. Call center management is unmatched in the industry. Great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Could have a better employee purchase program. Call center could focus more on recycling.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Thank you!



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