Whirlpool

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

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Amana, IA
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Amana, IA

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than an 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fearful of Truth

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time

    Pros

    100 year old company with many brands.

    Cons

    They do not want to hear the truth. They are quick to react toward those speaking their mind and being truthful, and it is not a positive outcome for the individual. Anyone with knowledge and skills are the first ones they look at when they are financially challenged, which is about every three years. Additionally, they love to recruit and hire right out of college. These individuals are made to believe that they will be sitting in a nice office in short time. They do not let these young people learn and grow; they just promote them to silence them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not promote your new recruits so quickly. Do not put individuals in managerial positions when they do not have the necessary skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    challenging environment and culture

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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