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Another American business tragedy now in the final stages of self-destruction.

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  Saint Joseph, MI
Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI

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

Pros

1.) Most non-management employees are a pleasure to work with and very supportive.

2.) A few very good internal processes.

3.) Stable during economic downturn.

4.) Very busy, no boredom, much to learn.

5.) Several opportunities to move around within company.

Cons

1.) Performance Management system (Whirlpool PMP) force ranks all employees into a normal distribution with employee ratings of 1-5. 1's are top performers and receive large raises and bonuses. 5's are terminated. Each category has set percentages and must be filled. Utopia concept is that the performance bar is raised every year and eventually everyone is terminated at some point in time. CEO has been told repeatedly by Human Resources that the company forced ranking performance management system is not working.

2.) Incredibly unhealthy, stressful, political, and "blame game" culture with high turnover. Company endorses the high turnover. but does sponsor a very small number of employees that are deemed worthy of the "Stepford Wives" culture that you feel day 1 of employment. Fortunately, many new employees do not waste their career at this company and leave on their own due to unhealthy culture.

3.) Focus, funding, and value is placed on Sales & Marketing and not R&D, Engineering, and Quality. Typical failing American big three automotive model Whirlpool even hires top management from the automotive industry and brings in automotive philosophies.

4.) Age discrimination practices are truly ludicrous. There are literally daily discussions on this subject. Employees that have not been promoted by early 30s and within a few years of being hired are considered expendable and are usually ranked low on the company performance scale.

5.) Managers are forced to manage up and not down. Never experienced anything like this before.

6.) Several managers have no direct reports, reflecting a culture that places little value on employee mentoring, coaching, development, and growth.

7.) Bullies are promoted.

8.) Company focus is mostly on short term goals to met quarterly financial numbers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Customer Relations Lead  in  Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Lead in Cleveland, TN

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good environment, good leaders, good benefits

    Cons

    salary, educational program, raises, bonuses

    Recommends
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    Comfortable work place with room & opportunity to grow.

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    Former Employee - Floor Manager  in  Yakima, WA
    Former Employee - Floor Manager in Yakima, WA

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They offer ongoing education and skills training and management takes a personal interest in your developement.

    Cons

    Starting pay is a little low, but anyone can advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a pretty good job of listening to employees - but maybe a little more recognization for achievers would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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