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

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Current Employee - Project Engineer in Amana, IA
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Amana, IA

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    New product launches and emerging market

    Cons

    speed and agility to launch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break silo's, be agile and faster to launch product and to out perform the competition and provide quality that meets customer expectations without any complaints

    Doesn't Recommend
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    The grass is always greener on the other side

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Benton Harbor, MI

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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