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Age discrimination and caustic culture

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in Benton Harbor, MI
Former Employee - Director in Benton Harbor, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Whirlpool full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool

  1. Current

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (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 Management

    Come down and see how the real world is working


  2. Helpful (2)

    Very people-oriented, takes too long to make decisions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company pays a lot of attention to employee engagement, which is fantastic. There are plenty of opportunities to move into new roles and each employee is driven to be an active part of their career development.

    Cons

    The company is highly "matrixed" - along functional, regional, and product category boundaries - that creates unnecessarily long timing for decisions to be made. They use a "forced ranking" system of performance management - fitting a pool of similar roles into a forced distribution of performance. That drives behavior that places the individual before the company - I have never heard so many comments regarding "PMP" at a company in my life.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on employee engagement and get rid of the forced ranking.


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