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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

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 ManagementAdvice

Give better direction and support with decision making.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough Industry in a tough economy equals short-sightedness and unfortunately an aversion to risk.

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

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Southwest Michigan is a great place to raise a family.
    St. Joseph is beautiful in summer although workload prevent nearly any time to enjoy it except weekends.
    Very easy to get a good business education at Whirlpool.

    Cons

    Extreme emphasis on making monthly and quarterly numbers often causes very short-sighted decisions to be made at the expense of longer-term opportunities.
    Employees, especially at lower levels, are seldom encouraged to take risk or pursue ideas that might fail, and failure is looked upon very negatively.
    LOTS of warm bodies filling seats and carrying out orders by the higher-ups. Culture is such that challenging management is a good way to eventually be on the outside looking in.
    Very few true leaders in middle and upper mgmt ranks. It was very hard to find a mentor that embodied qualities I was looking for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risk, embrace failure, and change quickly--the same qualities that enabled Whirlpool to become the behemoth it is today. In the business environment you're currently in, a top priority should be figuring out how to get everyone at all levels in the company working in unison toward the same goals.
    Look for legitimate top talent and promote and incent those individuals as soon as possible. Most are leaving or looking to leave soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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