We’re the largest global home appliance manufacturer in the world, but we’re still just a small town company in our hearts. We create products that make millions of people’s lives easier every day, and we’re committed to creating those great products and increasing our value though cutting-edge innovation.
Our products are unique and so is our culture. You may know us from our products, but we’d like for you to know us for who we are. We’re an entrepreneurial company, steeped in traditional values—take a look at our employee value proposition, or our EVP, which defines the characteristics that make us who we are, and gives you a glimpse of what it’s like to work at Whirlpool.
Why Whirlpool - You know our name and have used our products, but do you know who we really are beyond our great products? Get to know Whirlpool at a deeper level—who we are as a company and a community.
We are proud of our long history of innovation and success, and we know it’s been possible because of our personality. We look forward to coming to work every day and being a part of Whirlpool, and we explain why in what we call “8 Reasons to Feel Great About Coming to Work. Even on Mondays.”
We reach a common goal by encouraging individual thought.
Our history propels us without being an anchor.
We have a tradition of innovation that inspires excellence. But, yesterday’s success can’t ensure tomorrow’s victories. We will act with urgency on today’s opportunities to maintain our momentum.
We work hard but not alone.
There’s a small company feel here that drives the way we work. Strong personal relationships are a force at Whirlpool that foster collaboration and fuel success.
Innovation is born out of practicality.
Inspiration (Great ideas) can come from our everyday lives. We think of new ways to solve our customers’ old problems and their future challenges. The size of the solution depends on the need – sometimes even the smallest changes make the biggest difference.
We're proud of our resources, but humble in our work.
We strive for longevity and loyalty in our customers and employees. We know we are a household name but our pride won’t give way to arrogance.
Our people build our business, but we build our people.
We make great people even better. Unlocking, nurturing and maximizing talent is fundamental to our success. Your potential is our future.
We work like there's something to prove, but perform like we've won the game.
There's no right way to do a wrong thing.
It’s that simple. We have uncompromised ethical standards and our values of Integrity, Respect, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork and the Spirit of Winning are the foundation of who we are and how we work.
What is your favorite thing about your career at Whirlpool? What do you find most rewarding?
Think about and describe one of your most memorable experiences at Whirlpool. Did you and/or your team have a major success?
Why did you choose to work at Whirlpool?
I chose Whirlpool Corporation because I wanted to work for a global company that encompassed strong brands and created products that I could believe in and sell with confidence.
When my partner and I were exploring career opportunities a few years ago, one of the biggest factors in our decision came down to choosing a company who valued a diverse and inclusive environment. We wanted to feel comfortable being open and “out” at work, and immediately we felt like the Whirlpool family opened their arms to us. Having that sense of inclusiveness has really fostered our ability to contribute our best effort both personally and professionally to the organization.
Whirlpool offers two consumer-driven health plan options, including a Health Savings Account and a Rewards Plan.
Whirlpool takes your health seriously. The following programs are available to help you get healthy and stay healthy.
- Yearly health assessments help you identify your current health status
- Health coaches offer advice on weight management, exercise, stress and other health issues
- Flu shots
- Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) offers professional counseling for personal issues, and work/life programs help you deal with the challenges of life’s demands
The Whirlpool vision plan offers coverage for eye exams, frames, lenses and contacts through the Vision Service Plan (VSP).
The Whirlpool dental plan offers free preventive care and pays a portion of the cost of other dental expenses, including orthodontia.
Whirlpool offers a suite of benefits to help protect you and your family financially if the unexpected happens. These plans offer a cost-effective way to benefit from valuable coverage you might not buy on your own during your early working years.
Employee and dependent life insurance, as well as accident insurance, are the central components of our protection plans. Short-term and long-term disability plans round out the program, keeping a paycheck coming if you become ill or injured and cannot work for an extended period of time.
We know employees who enjoy the right balance between work life and home life are more productive and effective in both places. That’s why we offer competitive vacation, paid holiday and personal leave policies. Benefits are generally based on years of service with the company. Students beginning their careers with Whirlpool won’t have summers off anymore, but they’ll still have time to pursue hobbies and enjoy time to themselves throughout the year.
Financial experts agree: the best way to be ready for the future is to start saving as soon as you can. Our 401(k) Savings Plan offers a tax-deferred method of setting money aside automatically each month. The company provides an automatic contribution of 3% of eligible pay each year, that may be paid in Whirlpool common stock. Whirlpool matches 100% of the first 3% of salary deferrals and 50% of the next 2%. These contributions are pre-tax, and earnings on the investments are tax deferred.
The Whirlpool retirement plan offers a variety of investment fund choices to give your savings earning power. What if you leave Whirlpool down the road? You take with you the full value of your contributions, the portion of Whirlpool contributions you own (based on years of service) and any earnings from all investments through the plan.
PerksBelieve it or not, there’s more to benefits at Whirlpool than insurance, retirement and time off. The following special programs support our employees as they strive to create a healthy balance in their lives.
- Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
- Educational assistance and leave
- Scholarship programs for dependents
- Full-service cafeteria
- Adoption assistance
- Employee group fitness activities
- Fitness and weight loss rebates
- Employee Purchase Program
Our people build our business, but we build our people.No matter how far down the professional path you may be, whether just starting out or well on your way, Whirlpool offers multiple opportunities for development and growth.
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At Whirlpool Corporation, our people are the cornerstone of our success. For this reason, we remain committed to filling our talent pipeline with the best and brightest in their fields. We know that to deliver on our long-term strategy of becoming the leading global consumer products company, we must continue on our path of innovation, quality, customer loyalty, and social responsibility. To do so means we must also continue to seek new thought leadership and further develop talent within all areas of our business.
We take pride in our ability to make life easier for families around the world. Now, more than ever, consumers depend on us to help save time, conserve resources, and live healthier. We put people first, providing relevant solutions that help them in ways they never imagined. As our product lines and service offerings further expand, we are looking for talented individuals who want to leverage the strongest foundation in the global appliance industry to help provide conveniences to our consumers. In our Leadership Development Programs, we help you transition your skill set to a global company as we bring the right products to market to grow our business. Your entry into our Leadership Development Programs will ensure that the work you do enables consumers worldwide to reap the benefits of our powerful portfolio of brands like KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Whirlpool, Maytag, and Amana.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than an year)Pros
Unique to have a Fortune 500 in Chicago beach town.
Lateral and upward mobility.Cons
Town is to small. No cultural options. Winters are terrible.Advice to ManagementAdvice
In source day care, fitness facilities, and be willing to spend more on the cultural changes you are striving for.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Whirlpool.Interview Details
Phone interview then in person interview. Really easy interview, came in and talked with a few people for about an hour. I'm over qualified for this position, so it was an easy sell. Heard back within a few days.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsTook what was offeredAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
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With brand names recognized by just about anyone who has ever separated dark colors from light, Whirlpool is one of the world's top home appliance makers. It manufactures washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, microwave ovens, ranges, trash compactors, air purifiers, and more. In addition to Whirlpool, the company sells its products under a...
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