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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
394 Reviews

3.5
394 Reviews
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 26 reviews)

  • Whirlpool is a great place to be in marketing or finance (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 16 reviews)

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    interesting work

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI

    Pros

    lots of free training. good pay and benefits , friendly people.

    Cons

    long hours, travel to factories from design center. large workload. people shift positions every year so it's hard to build up expertise. Headquarters town is highly racially divided. Life is good for corporate folks but not so much for other people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people to get better quality work. Reduce playing of musical chairs with job positions for people. Otherwise, keep up the emphasis on lean, OpEx and other initiatives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I've loved working here for many years!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, 401K match, and bonus program are all excellent. You will be challenged every day, but the rewards for meeting those challenges are great! Time off is generous.

    Cons

    I don't believe there are any cons here that don't exist in most large corporation these days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist  in  Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI

    Pros

    Competitive salary, relaxed atmosphere, friendly people

    Cons

    Small town, sometimes expectations are not clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Joseph, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI

    Pros

    Great company culture and intern program. Good place to build a career

    Cons

    Benton Harbor/ St. Joseph area is very small and there's not much there apart from Whirlpool

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful company!

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Whirlpool is committed to the best customer experience, innovation and loyalty. It strives to meet consumer needs in all market places and puts the customer at the center of everything.

    Cons

    The US business is so large it sometimes feels segmented. As an employee it takes some personal initiative to remain informed on all areas of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Future. Excellent Career Development. Excellent Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Finance Development Program  in  Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Finance Development Program in Saint Joseph, MI

    Pros

    - The company has made very positive changes and is heading in a great direction
    - Great place to start a career
    - Provides lots of cross-functional opportunities
    - Never had a bad experience with other people at the company
    - New forward-looking mentality is great
    - Excellent 401K plan

    Cons

    - Compensation is not bad, but not great either
    - Bad healthcare plan...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward, keep investing in innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place!!!

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Great leaders, well performing company, fun environment, great training

    Cons

    pay, job advancement occasionally, schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing people, Amazing company

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    Current Employee - GSCLDP Intern  in  Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - GSCLDP Intern in Benton Harbor, MI

    Pros

    The people are the best I've worked with. They have a great leadership development program, and the people willingly invest in others to help grow professionally as well as personally.

    Cons

    The location can be limiting in the winter and during cold weather. Benton Harbor doesn't have a lot to offer for entertainment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pouring knowledge and development into your young employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Whirlpool overall was a great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - GIS Analyst
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst

    Pros

    Company has great integrity and the leading appliance manufacturer in the world. Is excellent at lean manufacturing. Provides salary employees lots of opportunity for career advancement. Invest heavily in training personnel to improve job skills.

    Cons

    IT technology lags due to lack of funding. Has sent too many manufacturing jobs out of the country. Has outsourced or removed too many value-added jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in technology and systems that can benefit manufacturing. There was a trend in the early 2000's where this was done and it was a great benefit to the manufacturing plants, but that was eventually eliminated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    supply chain intern

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern  in  Amana, IA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Amana, IA

    Pros

    excellent opportunity, right exposure and culture.

    Cons

    nothing comes in mind at this moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    excellent work culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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