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Opportunities for promotion, but frustrating work environment

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  • 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

- Opportunities for promotion
- Leadership visibility for top performers
- Competitive pay for local area

Cons

- 'Consensus culture'... very slow to make critical decisions
- Strong focus on outsourcing of knowledge positions creates knowledge gaps
- Rural area
- Failure of leadership to remove poor performers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- "Cut the fat" by removing poor performers... not outsourcing whole departments
- Embrace experimentation and change
- Make decisions quickly... own the decision... consensus is not always required.

Disapproves of CEO

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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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    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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