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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool

  1. small cog in a big machine

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    business acument, good training programs, insight into corporate america, springboard for next career, colleagues. Good learning grounds for future jobs.

    Cons

    Poor management communication, lack of concern for the little guys, lack of vision, lack of openness to new ideas, new concepts, innovation. Poor communication among all the different divisions throughout the world: There are certainly interesting career opportunities in different countries, but good employees leave because these positions are either not known nor well communicated. Among They don't provide enough incentive to keep good people in such an uninteresting, small little community like Benton Harbor, Saint Joseph. There is too little investment in the people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to customers, listen to employees, take more stock in employee skills before their gone.


  2. Great work experience and opportunities, but very closed culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are going to work in the appliance industry, you should work for the leader. Great work experience and resume builder. You get excellent opportunities to work on important projects very early in your career. For the right person, you can get exposure to senior leaders very early. You learn a lot about a very complex business and get exposure to a wide variety of functional areas. You work with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Tough industry that is an experiencing a multi-year decline. Old boy culture. Extremely matrixed culture makes decision making very complex and difficult to hold to a strategy/decision. Although people a very smart and driven, they often use these talents to get ahead in a very political environment. The HR strategy is very divisive and does not help focus people on the common good.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on transparency and fairness. Promotions seem like a popularity contest rather than delivering results.


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