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Where good ideas go to die, but you can make a killing at killing them.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Amana, IA
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Amana, IA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (More than a year)

Pros

There are a lot of opportunities for advancement and internal development. Whirlpool is a great place to be in marketing or finance. Iowa is a lovely state and this is a great area to raise a family.

Cons

A typical, political, corporate ladder climbers environment. If you are good at spin and getting other people to do what you need you can go far fast. Very task oriented work vs process oriented. Continuous improvement on the manufacturing floor gets little more than lip service and is measured in "heads" reduced. Culture is stuck in the 80's. Innovation is feared and risk is not tolerated. Poor strategy deployment.

Advice to Management

There is a lot of opportunity left on the table by treating manufacturing facilities as contract manufacturers for the marketing organization instead of a partner.

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool

  1. Helpful (1)

    Strong corporate values and culture continuing to move in the right direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Rebounding Industry, competitive compensation, good work/life balance, training opportunities

    Cons

    - Locations (corporate and mfg.), HR practices, slow moving


  2. Helpful (2)

    The grass is always greener on the other side

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still a solid global player driving good business results through scale and muscle. The recent changes in working culture have helped create a better environment despite a cut-throat management culture. Good values and still a decent culture.

    Cons

    Moving too slow to keep up with competition - hard to believe the strategy will hold in the long run. If you are not in the inner circle no chance to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Change from a "who knows you" to a "real results-based, values oriented" talent management system. Share the wealth with employees.


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