Whirlpool Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    good experience as intern, good people

    Cons

    none to speak of as of now


  2. Open communication with managers and open to change but lack of financial support.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, OH

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement but must be self motivated and proactive.

    Cons

    Must be willing to relocate often to advance quicker. Key roles change every 3 or so years, sometimes not so good.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to long term success over short term objective achievements.


  3. Great People

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

    I worked at Whirlpool as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had an amazing time working with the people. Very friendly and laid back. Great experience that has really opened some doors for me.

    Cons

    Stress of my job sometimes got to me. Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time bringing lower employees into your office and checking up on them. Give them advice not only about their job, but about their career goals.


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  5. Fast paced, good sales experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, great products

    Cons

    Not a lot of interaction outside of your silo


  6. Great place to start and learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    A lot of transverse job opportunities, tied relationships, human workplace

    Cons

    More and more directed by european headquarters where real power stands


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Training and opportunities

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Whirlpool is moving in the right direction with their "Straight Talk" philosophy. The management does a good job of rewarding most for their contributions.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to achieve during heavy new product introductions. Major corporation and they go through cost cutting measures that includes job eliminations for some.

    Advice to Management

    Give clear direction and make sure all factories management are aligned with corporate management.


  8. Good company that tries to do things the right way.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of smart, motivated employees
    - Company-wide policies and initiatives that promote positive work environment and culture

    Cons

    - some areas (like procurement) are not up to speed with the rest of the org, slows things down
    - too much focus on moving people around too quickly. Let them accomplish something first!


  9. Import Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Import Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Contractor - Import Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company really cares about it employees and strive to keep everyone happy.

    Cons

    A lot of issues always seem to pop up at random times. A person can easily get lost doing all the dirty work that needs to be done.


  10. Good company

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented company based in midwest

    Cons

    Procurement advancement opportunities are limited.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great industry leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vision and strategy - clear in North America and Latin America. Not so clear in Europe and Asia.
    Consumer focus - reason why it is still the industry leader.
    Innovation - able to keep revenues.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture.
    Leadership power structure.
    Importance to titles and status.
    Poor alignment globally.



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