Whirlpool – Findlay, OH
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales… Whirlpool
Whirlpool – United States
The Material Supervisor will lead and manage all materials activities. Coordinate and expedite material shortages… Whirlpool
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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
The culture is people focused. Being a mid-west based company, everyone is outgoing and pleasant and eager to help. The company is rather large giving the benefits and pros you would normally find in fortune 500 companies such as job stability, steady growth, and a large network of peers. There is a strong focus on diversity and outreach. There is a highly active young professionals network that plans engagement activities and numerous other diversity networks. The campus is located in St. Joseph, MI which is a vacation town located right on lake Michigan. It is a quaint town with a beautiful sunset almost every night with tons of great food, and local bars, breweries and wineries. As an engineer, the work can be as technical as you'd like it to be. There are roles that involve in-depth simulation and modeling while others that involve a more coordination and planning type role. Overall, I highly recommend this company for all the different ways to get involved outside of work and the roles and opportunities within.
The cons are truly only cons that one would associate with large companies. There are a lot of processes in place that make work move slowly at times and corporate "red-tape" that comes with. With any company of this size, it's something to keep in mind. There are so many different products that Whirlpool makes that it's easy to take ownership of a product or platform though the development process is very structured and there is not a whole lot of room for creativity with design or development unless you're involved with a brand new product.
Advice to Management
There are a number of things that I see as inefficient from an engineering perspective and I would like to voice my opinion more regularly that currently in effect. Sending out bi-monthly optional surveys would aid in hearing the voices of the employees so you can see where improvement is advised and can better manage at a higher level.