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Basically a good company with wide Variety of leadership positions

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Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Manager/Director  in  Benton Harbor, MI
Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Manager/Director in Benton Harbor, MI

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

Pros

Diverse, mostly use data for decision making, in general they invest in people and are well structured. They are pretty true to their values and for the most part have a lot of good people. Location is nice if you enjoy a small town and 4 seasons. Products are interesting.

Cons

WHR tends to run through vice presidents a lot, especially in brand and product marketing; so if you are going there as a director or VP or in their MBA or engineering management development program, be sure to ask questions on this point. if you are being recruited at a senior level. There are a lot of back politics and unique customs, like "socializing the documents before you present at a meeting"--so pay attention to the politics and who has informal power. Town is very small, so if you like city life and lots of choice, live in South Bend or closer to Chicago and commute. Company is overly structured in assessment of talent and it is nearly impossible to be considered a top talent, so many great people leave mid career, unnecessarily. Industry is a tough one and margins are thin, so don't expect a lot of perks.and expect some strange cost cutting behavior if the numbers come in light

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rely less on Consultants--you already have a lot of smart people, use them and quit wasting the money,; If you only knew how many "BCG" slides were actually created by Whirlpool people and just formatted by BCG, you would be embarrassed. Look at all the people that have left over the past 10 years and see how many CEO's and VP's are at really good companies, that have former Whirlpool experience and ask yourself if you missed something or if something is wrong in the talent assessment process. You lose a disproportionate amount of women and diverse talent...

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  1.  

    Age discrimination and caustic culture

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Whirlpool offers employee discounts on products which is a good benefit. The South West Michigan area is a great place to live. Lake Michigan beaches are awesome. The people are great.

    Cons

    The performance review process creates a culture were people undermine each other and don't work as a team. Whirlpool fires people as soon as they reach the age of 55. This is age discrimination of course but there is no recourse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop firing older people. You are loosing knowledge and talent which will reduce product quality. Eliminate the current review process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Evansville, IN

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

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume. Forces you to deal with multiple processes, some of which are completely useless, and contradictory to success

    Cons

    No work life balance, expected to work 12 hours a day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down and see how the real world is working

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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