Whirlpool Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    OK but not great

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    Former Employee - GIS Lead Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - GIS Lead Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the location, training

    Cons

    IT leadership does not embrace the CEO's work life balance. You are expected to be available 24hrs a day. I have never been on vacation without having to help fix a crisis. Recognition and reward has nothing to do with hard work, it's politics. I got tired of being taken advantage of and left. To show how much Whirlpool cared when I left, I got a 15 question Survey monkey, not even an exit interview, they just don't care

     I now work for a company that respects and rewards me, it was a good decision to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to GIS leadership and go "undercover boss" to understand what really goes on. Most LDP are feed up with the lack of leadership as well as many other employees, but they endure because there are few options to remain in the area. If there were local options for employment, 20% of IT would leave, if not more.

    I would replace 60% of the GIS managers and leadership because they really don't know what being a leader is about, they are nothing but people who have attained a position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    awful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Clyde, OH
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Clyde, OH

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

    Pros

    insurance benefits and 401(k) for those with hired in the right time frame.

    Cons

    Does not follow the employee handbook guidelines. Favoritism. If you dress a certain way (showing a lot of skin, etc.) you are treated better and get the job you want over those with seniority. Doesn't offer 401(k) opportunities to newer employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate the reasons for new and temporary employees getting promotions. Check into the fact that the people getting these jobs are dating other advisors or are relatives (by marriage or otherwise).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    In 3 years I found this place to work to be all about politics, and very little for employees

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Amana, IA
    Former Employee - Electrician in Amana, IA

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a job that if you can survive long enough, you might make enough money to put some food on the table

    Cons

    Management always looks for way to discipline or terminate their employees while dragging them under the short bus so to speak. You are supposed to work to live, not live to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your facts straight, stop trying to pull the discriminatory card, and remember that the employees work for you. If you want a good company, then treat the employees good. Otherwise you will get negative feedback, unhappy workers, and less of a work force to push your product out the door. Which in turn, will mean you will lose your job. If you don't want to lose your job, then get your act together, and treat the employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    My worst working experience ever in 13 years"

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    Former Employee - They say it was logistics lead...I highly doubt they know what logistics really is in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - They say it was logistics lead...I highly doubt they know what logistics really is in Miami, FL

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Summer Friday, half of day off on Fridays during the summer...that's all.

    Cons

    Very Disorganized, no clear management direction, Good ERP system that is not well implemented so is useless, too many young managers that act and believe they know way too much and they really don't know anything, Talent Pool or Performance review is not based on performance but more into your PR skills with managers, Health insurance is more costly than not having one...I really don't have anything good to say I really regret taking that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are way disconnected with reality and are more focus in counting pennies than solving the real issues you have under you...Open your eyes and ears and apply real leadership! P&L should not drive the strategies of the company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - GM of Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - GM of Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Low cost of living in Benton Harbor. Great brands that include Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Maytag, Magic Chef, and Kenmore. Easy job with limited negative performance reviews.

    Cons

    Tough industry....very competitive...GE and Samsung have lower prices. Decision making is very slow and needs to be streamlined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce layers of management. Hire more people internally and develop a strong training program for future leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    The more things change the more they stay the same!

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    Former Employee - I T Person
    Former Employee - I T Person

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time

    Pros

    Good products and great discounts

    Cons

    The I.T department is a joke. They outsource all there infrastructure and they pay for the lowest level of support which makes for very unstable systems. They are more interested in hiring a manager than an actual I.T person. They do not value technical skills at all. If you know too much they will try and get rid of you.

    Forced rankings - they have this system where they basically manage you up or they manage you out. They will literally make up anything they like against you and put it in your employee record. HR will side with management every time. I know someone who was given a poor rating and they didn't receive a single comment as to why.

    Thinking of working in I.T here? Ask the managers about turnover. Find out how long the managers and directors have held their current positions. You'll notice most people are new because the turnover is so high. Ask them what happened to the person who held the position before? Ask them if the person is still with the company?

    Management sticks together - if you're a bully and have no problem giving out bad ratings and reviews you will rise to the top. If you do what's right and fight for your employees you will sink like a rock!

    Are there good people here? Yes but they are few and far between. The new people they seem to be hiring are short term folks who are just passing through. The type of folks who come in an experiment. They ruin people's careers while trying to rise to the level of their own incompetence.

    If you are considering a job (careers don't last here), consider yourself warned!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ethics....get some!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. A dinosaur heading to the boneyard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work 3 days a week, company card to expense fast food for client lunches, mileage payments, fly under the radar with ease

    Cons

    Horrible sales direction, poor training, CEO is awful, VP of Sales is clueless, corporate is in a ghetto small town that is stuck in the 90's, the company lays off employees to help the bottom line instead of cutting spending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until CEO is ousted there is no advice that will matter. Company is watching the competition surpass in innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. I've gotten to know the ups and downs of working in a factory and also the importance of customer satisfaction.

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Clyde, OH
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Clyde, OH

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

    Pros

    paid vacations, health insurance benefits and 401k.

    Cons

    how dis -satisfied the Advisors are at all times. No appreciation is ever shown, unless its a certain day of the year that they receive their bonus checks. The only way to get to promoted to a higher position, is if you're married to or dating a person high up on the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If profit sharing and pensions were once again given to the hourly employees, there would be better quality products put out--they would once again start to care . Also if advisors were to speak to employees for other reasons except to let them know that they're doing something wrong, employee morale would be a lot better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Not pleasant, unfulfilling, unexciting, frustrating to the point of abandonment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Saint Joseph, MI
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Saint Joseph, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. If you are able to follow the rules and keep your head down, not rocking the boat, you will do fine.

    Cons

    Too many to list -- just too many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They won't listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Very strange place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Lab Technician in Saint Joseph, MI
    Former Employee - Contract Lab Technician in Saint Joseph, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Family oriented
    Very laid back
    Always some sort of function or meeting going on
    Free monthly blood pressure checks
    Numerous health related fairs

    Cons

    Very bad PMP review system, needs improvement
    Interview process is time consuming and they are very slow at making hiring decisions
    They don't have an organized system that would allow contract employees a fair opportunity to be hired in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your lower level management needs some serious guidance as they are wasting much time and money doing constant interviewing hiring of both regular and contract employees. I have seen whole departments tied up for weeks, sometimes over a month performing interviews, then the hiring manager has a hard time making a decision. This process could ultimately scare potential good candidates away. You are not effectively using the many contract agencies to your advantage in order to save valuable man hours, time and money. Why not allow the agencies to do the HR interviews and choosing of people rather than by many managers who have no clue or simply don't really want to? After all, these are contractors and you can send them back any time you feel they are not working out for you. Agencies are there to help you and help you cut costs. The interview process in place defeats the whole purpose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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