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Constant change

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI

I worked at Whirlpool

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Work Life Balance is excellent
People are great
Top Company/Brands in Industry

Cons

Constant leadership changes made it difficult to fully follow through with strategies. Direction kept changing.
Middle of nowhere in Michigan. Chicago isn't that close, 2 hours to get to a major airport.

Advice to Management

Give better direction and support with decision making.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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