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For people in technical fields, this was a good company years ago, but has been going steadily downhill

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It's a good place for manager types and non-technical people. When it's a good year (housing market is up because Whirlpool's performance is dependent on it), your bonus will be bigger than those from most companies.

Cons

For truly technical people in engineering and science roles, there are too many to list. If you are an engineer or scientist and are a truly technically focused one, stay away. It was once an exciting and engaging place to work for technical minded people in engineering or science fields. Over the last 5 years or so it has gotten progressively worse. They say they value technical knowledge and offer a "Y" career ladder with business and technical paths for engineers starting at lead engineer, but that is just lip service and there extremely few examples of people on that ladder, and they are not the ones evaluating your progress on the technical ladder anyway, it's the non-technical people. The people who get ahead at Whirlpool are those who do everything but what they are supposed to do in their role, focusing on activities that are non-value added that make them seem like "leaders." The vast majority of these leaders in the technology organization at Whirlpool were not champions of product knowledge or got to their positions by true technical excellence, they were more interested in their careers and only did the things that they thought would make them look good to get there.

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  1. Marketing Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GM of Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - GM of Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Low cost of living in Benton Harbor. Great brands that include Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Maytag, Magic Chef, and Kenmore. Easy job with limited negative performance reviews.

    Cons

    Tough industry....very competitive...GE and Samsung have lower prices. Decision making is very slow and needs to be streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce layers of management. Hire more people internally and develop a strong training program for future leaders.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Overall, good company with added focus on employee growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Saint Joseph, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good internal career growth program 2. Challenging and rewarding experiences 3. Good compensation packages 4. Nice, small close knit community 5. Many opportunities to expand life experiences through volunteering

    Cons

    Managers do have some power to deny an employee the opportunity to take on a new role if they determine that they need that employee for the next 3-6 months which can delay promotion or move to a new position.


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