Whirlpool Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company with strong talent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top competitor in industry Strong focus on talent development

    Cons

    Location (Benton Harbor, MI) Large company makes it difficult to move up if you are not the top 1% of talent

    Advice to Management

    Embrace more diversity of thought


  2. Helpful (1)

    Global company that has a great culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for Managers. In process of undergoing a major update of their facilities in Benton Harbor. Very nice environment to work in. Culture is very family friendly and it is possible to have a good work / life balance. Values and leadership model are embedded in everything people do. Many opportunities to work globally and across functions.

    Cons

    Not many other large companies in the immediate area. Career advancement can be a bit slow unless you aggressively pursue opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more defined career ladder and job descriptions. Sometimes it is difficult to know what experience is needed to move up or across functions or how decisions are made to fill those roles.


  3. Has good areas to work in and bad areas, like most companies. You can move around to find your place if you are patient

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of areas to work in engineering, like design, labs, technology, etc. Also can make lateral moves through several product categories.

    Cons

    Medical plan is expensive and complicated to maneuver if you want to get the most out of it. Some areas really have poor leadership with no good long term plans, but at least you can move around to other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Think longer term, figure out what the customer wants/needs 5 years from now so we can beat the competition, instead of matching what they have in the market today and staying behind them.


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  5. Ex whirlpool technical project leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Michigan in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Michigan in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Solid benefit, OK if you are an engineer isolated from Marketing. They have some very cool products in the consumer goods space. Work like is well managed. Not many people work late.

    Cons

    Very relationship driven company. You will need to invest in your work relationships as much as technical delivery. At times, the relationship investment matters more than actual technical knowledge. The typical marketing teams are *very* short sighted and reactionary.

    Advice to Management

    Start holding the marketing teams accountable to long range plans and the research that is needed to development the plans. Way too much seat of the pants planning - but it gets sold based on the charisma of the marketing director.


  6. It was a great experience where I learned skills that I otherwise wouldn't have acquired while still attending college.

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The skills acquired including customer service and communication were a great addition to my resume. Overall, a good experience for someone needing experience.

    Cons

    Too micromanaged for my liking. Every single second was observed and timed including breaks and lunch. All was recorded on the computer.

    Advice to Management

    Find a different way to manage breaks and time away from the phones. It is both stressful and unnecessary to manage workers like that.


  7. A multinational and challenging environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, Strong Processes, Global Size

    Cons

    Location, EMEA Performance, Bonus, Benefits


  8. Mostly about the money, sometimes about the customer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, Information, Technology and some compensation packages.

    Cons

    continually changing policies that are reactive rather than proactive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the members down channel.


  9. Rewarding company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rewarded appropriately for efforts and results. Lots of different opportunities available.

    Cons

    Location in Michigan is remote and very cold in the winter. Most career options require relocation to Michigan or relocation every few years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on driving speed and encouraging risk taking by your team members.


  10. Design Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Intern
    Former Employee - Design Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people working to make high quality products.

    Cons

    Design language already established. Didn't always feel ownership over work.


  11. Very pleased

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher education Growth opportunity Great coworkers Amazing facilities Growth in the market

    Cons

    Communication Lack of encouragement Management disconnect Dated equipment Change in management needed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff



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