Whirlpool

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Perception is reality. Manage your perception carefully. Get into a group quick.

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Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

I worked at Whirlpool

Pros

New college grads get a chance to learn in ongoing projects.

Cons

Too much politics. Perception is everything. If one person is dissatisfied with you, he/she can ruin it for you by collabrating with their friends. Manage your perception well. Read power and politics books and see Footloose and Score to understand the towns.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more open minded about ideas from employees and remember your time when you started at Whirlpool and how difficult it was to fit in. If you have the power, change the culture to be more inclusive since you are losing a lot of money by not doing so. When employee problem happen, make sure to involve an independent coach since not everyone understands Whirlpool coming in. Keep HR away from employees and hire managers who have demonstrated developing talent. Put them through some kind of a objective test before assigning responsibility.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Whirlpool is a decent place, but slow to change.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Whirlpool tries to fo the right things for thier employees. There is not a lot of pressure to work past 5PM and its pretty easy to balance life and work. The people who work for Whirlpool are for the most part nice. There is opportunity to move between jobs and do things that are outside of your normal area of expertise and comfort zone. Whirlpool is committed to the communities where they employ people as well as Habitat for Humanity. They take Corporate Social Responsibility quite seriously and are committed to their customers. HQ is in a very pleasant community.

    Cons

    There is so much red tape and getting things done is very difficult. There are virtually no processes for anything and some employees lack a true sense of urgency. Because it can be so hard to get things done, people tend to check out and only do the minimum. There is too much emphasis on cost reduction and not enough on true innovation and design. It is almost like Whirlpool doesn't really know what it wants to be, so it tries to be everything. There is a TON of duplication of effort and therefore wasted effort and there is an excellent opportunity for the company to instill some discipline and structure in order to make it easier for the company to out maneuver the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check the ego and personal agendas and make the changes needed. There are so many people trying to advance their own agendas they are not working for the good of the whole company. Cut costs...really cut costs, make the hard decisions. Put some structure and infrastrcutre in place that will create working efficiency.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not good for fresh college grads.

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    There's some opportunity for international travel so you get those bragging rights.

    Cons

    baby boomers everywhere! it doesn't help being the fresh college grad among them; not only do they give you a hard time but they don't have any training programs to get people on board.

    My biggest pet peeve was that no one seemed to have a decent college degree there except for the executives. Most of the people got their Bachelor's degrees only when the company began funding it. Even managers and directors have come from the most remote / unheard-of colleges. And it still feels like a company that's being run by 5th graders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you and your people get proper training. It seems like the only thing management can do is to count on consultants to make all the real decisions. The only thing I've seen senior management do is to make the payments and sign whatever comes in from the consultants. Incompetent management is ruling whirlpool and the company going to be eaten alive!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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