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Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI

I have been working at Whirlpool

Pros

Quality products, Vision and core values of company are a good mesh with my personal values. Whirlpool is very upstanding in all of it's business functions.

Cons

The industry is very tight. There has not been a significant price increase in 40+ years. Everyone has to work VERY hard to keep things moving in the right direction. The strategy that I find the least helpful is the processes used for our GIS support, contract workforces, primarily offshore. In the information age, our data should have more care.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rebuild our foundations, since bringing in Maytag, we have been working very hard and very lean.
Some of our data structures and our business model needs to be reworked to match our business and to be world class.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for high performing employees. Sucky place for mediocre performers

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Joseph, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow both upwardly and/or into different areas. In one town we have different product groups, functions(procurement, lab engineering, new platform development, existing platform improvement, finance, marketing, etc).

    Cons

    A lot of hard work is expected. And Whirlpool seems committed to doing what it takes to survive. I am convinced they will let more people go if the economic times get tougher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the "doers" and less on powerpoint summaries of other people's work. Slim down the number of leaders director and above. Focus on the development of internal talent, and keep investing in innovation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company's health deteriorates under the guidance of CEO Jeff Fettig.

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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

    It looks good on a resume and Whirlpool's benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Lack of stability. A requirement that you hold a position a minimum of 18 months before moving across departments. Managers are often promoted because there are no other options. Managers are incredibly incompetent. The pattern seems to be promote if successful within 3 months, thereby never acheiving a thorough knowledge of a position in such a way that you can champion it. The work spaces themselves are very small -- for example, a cube about 4 X 5. Lower level employees with absolutely no compunction to do an excellent job -- just whatever is required to get by. The use of software that really doesn't fit the application, but having spent an incredible amount on the software, they feel compelled to use it. And the biggest downside is that upper level managers seem to think that decision making is best without the input of the individual contributors -- those people at the bottom that actually do the work. Amazingly they don't even think to solicit the input of the contributor who can provide the very best information to make the most informed decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Crack the mold for the people you are looking for. Next time you lay people off, lay off 20% more so that you can add back employees who have never crossed a Whirlpool threshold. And keep those fresh, non-Whirlpool bred people on the payroll long enough to let them bring new life to your company. You are dying a quick death and you've lost touch with reality. Apart from that recommendation, how about taking VP's and having them schedule random, weekly lunches with individual contributors -- to find out what is really going on in the trenches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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