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Management looks at the "big picture," but misses the forest for the trees

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Current Employee - Trade Partner Support Specialist  in  Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Trade Partner Support Specialist in Knoxville, TN

I have been working at Whirlpool

Pros

Employees have decent benefits, and some of the ongoing projects are making it easier for us to serve our trade partners effectively. Communication is improving, and immediate leadership (team Leads and Operations Advisors) are effective and competent in their positions.

Cons

There are gross discrepancies between how employees and contractors are treated, even though contractors are expected to meet the same standards of productivity and quality as employees. Hiring freezes and arbitrary policies are pushing out contractors who are handlers of key accounts, which is having a detrimental effect on overall employee morale as well as turnover rates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please stop the double standards; hire the contractors who do some of the key work with the company. Remember that a focus on quantitative data needs to be balanced with qualitative data.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunities for advancement, but with a lot of day to day frustration

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to shine
    Ability to experiment with different career paths

    Cons

    Constant internal churn
    Senior Level Management opinion often trumps in market research
    Senior Level Management gets overly involved in the day to day business
    Matrix based organization resulting in an overwhelming amount of review meetings
    Poor talent retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in roles that best represent their skill sets
    Accept market research and don't change project direction based on opinion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people, good location (in the summer.)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great location to raise a family - family oriented culture.
    Abundant career opportunities and an openness to move across functions.
    Very ethical company.
    Low cost living.
    Great beaches in the summer.

    Cons

    People are allowed to move too quickly from role to role with no accountability for what they leave behind.
    Small town can be limiting for single colleagues looking for an active life.
    Work is dependent on relationships and not processes which hinders effectiveness and ability to transition roles effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore a better talent system to identify, develop and engage talent from day 1. It isn't enough to recruit talent and leave them to fend for themselves.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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