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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
445 Reviews
3.5
445 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    Whirlpool - Corporate Headquarters

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    The work-life balance at Whirlpool is great and the pay is good. Leaders are flexible regarding family needs, illness, etc. There is a lot of opportunity to move within the company, both within your job function and into other business areas. The work is interesting and I enjoy working for a company that produces the vast majority of product they sell in the U.S., in the U.S.

    Cons

    Corporate headquarters is in a small town, if your spouse also works there is not much opportunity here for them. During my interview process, Whirlpool touted that they have many employees whose spouses also work at Whirlpool, talked about how they help spouses, and stated there would be great opportunities for my spouse. Once I was here, they have done nothing to help my spouse get a job. My spouse is even willing to change careers or take a step down, to get a foot in the door and contribute income to the family. My spouse never even makes it past the "rejected by outsourced recruiting company based on resume without even a call" stage. Make sure you both have a job offer before you move here. I will probably end up moving eventually so that my spouse can contribute income to the family, too. I wish I didn't have to, because I really love my job and the opportunities for me are great. But, we need two incomes long term. I understand each hiring manager wants the perfect fit, and I was naive in believing the puffing from HR during the interview process. Also, annual raises are less than the increase in the cost of living. Housing and food costs in the area are high. Company is very concerned about local community relations and supporting local businesses, so they don't put fitness centers or child care centers onsite as amenities for employees (although they have a "culture of health").

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Senior manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great new facilities and flexible working environment. Summer with the lake are great.

    Cons

    Need work life balance improvements. Would like to see them promote from within verse going outside so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on driving new business and product leadership so we can be ready for the next downturn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Be sure to take the lead in everything.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Leader
    Current Employee - Design Leader

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

    Pros

    Driven and enthusiast environment to work in.

    Cons

    Corporate mis-alignments on strategy. Lacking clear direction from senior leadership by overload of messages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

    Pros

    Friendly employees and great training programs. This company is very committed to providing the very best to customers.

    Cons

    No much to do in Benton Harbor. Everyone in this city works for the company. Closest major cities are South Bend and Chicago.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great company, great brands, limited leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Good discipline, solid performance, recognition for performance.

    Cons

    Promote wrong people to leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for true leadership principles when you hire leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    fair company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The company is fair and ethically run. Management wants to see you succeed and will help you to succeed.

    Cons

    If you are in sales you will need to be open to moving and to grow much with the company you will need to be open to move to Michigan

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    Great Company, Great People!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people at Whirlpool are awesome. The Corporate HQ is based in Michigan and reflect great Midwestern values. I have had 4 managers since being hired and they were all fantastic leaders. Very interested in maintaining a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not sure Corporate understands what is actually happening in the marketplace. Sometimes they put inexperienced people in key positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work but pay a little more attention to the "foot soldiers".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement, lot of good people

    Cons

    Too big, one department doesn't know what the other is doing.Poor performance rating system. Upper management does not promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within and rework performance rating system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible work schedule with lots of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Saint Joseph, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Opportunity to advance/move
    Exposure to leadership
    Training program for sales reps is second to none
    Invest a lot in their employees
    Decent pay
    Dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Life out in the field can get lonely
    Direct supervisor may live several states away and only visit once per quarter
    Metrics for sales reps constantly changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What people at corporate think customers care about is not always what customers care about

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Vision, Focus on Innovation, great cost management

    Cons

    Performance management system needs overhaul to retain great employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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