Whirlpool

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Great leadership opportunities, difficult industry, changing culture

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

The system they have for managing high potential employees is very good, and provides many chances for personal and professional development. Great place for young, motivated people to start or grow their careers with lots of opportunity to move up.

Cons

The appliance industry is very tough, and there are many pressures and challenges facing the business from new competitors in the market. There has also been a leadership change in the past 3 years that has changed the culture from a supportive, high performing environment into an aggressive, never good enough one driven in large part from the top.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize what has been lost in the culture and show visible leadership changes that put more balanced leaders into the top positions before it is too late.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

447 Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool (View Most Recent)

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    A company that balances care for it's employees, consumers and community.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Lead in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Lead in Cleveland, TN

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Empowers front line customer service agents, Shows great care for employee's. Very family oriented atmosphere while maintaining business professionalism. Call center management is unmatched in the industry. Great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Could have a better employee purchase program. Call center could focus more on recycling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to get experience, not a great place for a full career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will work with intelligent people who have a passion for their work and are fun to be around. You will be challenged with interesting projects and will be given a lot of responsibility. Everyone around you is driven to win. If you are early in your career and want some excellent experience and want to build your resume for the next move, this is a great place to be.

    Cons

    The talent pool evaluation process is rank driven, which drives bad behavior sometimes (throwing others under the bus in order to appear to be a stronger player in the talent pool). There is also an 'up or out' mentality which makes a long term career almost impossible. The organization is flattening, so upward mobility is shrinking, which is driving talented people to leave the company in order to find promotional opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current path is going to drive a talent pool of people with very shallow experience in leadership positions, which means you will continue to make the same mistakes over and over. There is a place for talented, experienced director and senior director level leaders who are not on a path to be the next members of the senior executive management team, and you should focus more on developing that pipeline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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