Whirlpool

  www.whirlpoolcorp.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 387 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(252 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies(in 26 reviews)

  • Whirlpool is a great place to be in marketing or finance(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies(in 16 reviews)

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements(in 10 reviews)

387 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Uncaring no support of medical issues

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsGreat business for area, offers job opportunities in distressed area. Career opportunities and advancement in education is a benefit for employees.

    ConsNo support to employees with medical problems, development of health issue means bye bye job...whirlpool don't deal with that

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more caring, supportive of great employees that love to work , not fire them because of health issue time off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Overall, Whirlpool is a good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsYou get the chance to work on great, meaningful projects with a team of pretty great people. St. Joseph/Benton Harbor is a wonderful place to raise a family and the weather is great (in the summer!)

    ConsWish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement some really robust HR policies that support employees who want to work in a more flexible way. Right now it has to be done "under the table" and there seems to be no support for the top.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    MLDP Intern

    Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (Former Employee) Greenville, OH

    ProsCompetitive salaries, flexible hours in non-manufacuring roles. Good people for the most part.

    ConsHuman resources is unresponsive and difficult to work with. They are reluctant to communicate through documented means which can become difficult in the end. The plant locations are all in very small midwestern towns which is not for everyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on implementing modern manufacturing techniques and build more collaborative working environments within the plants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Senior manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat new facilities and flexible working environment. Summer with the lake are great.

    ConsNeed work life balance improvements. Would like to see them promote from within verse going outside so much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on driving new business and product leadership so we can be ready for the next downturn.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Be sure to take the lead in everything.

    Design Leader (Current Employee)

    ProsDriven and enthusiast environment to work in.

    ConsCorporate mis-alignments on strategy. Lacking clear direction from senior leadership by overload of messages.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Great Company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly employees and great training programs. This company is very committed to providing the very best to customers.

    ConsNo much to do in Benton Harbor. Everyone in this city works for the company. Closest major cities are South Bend and Chicago.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    I've loved working here for many years!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay, benefits, 401K match, and bonus program are all excellent. You will be challenged every day, but the rewards for meeting those challenges are great! Time off is generous.

    ConsI don't believe there are any cons here that don't exist in most large corporation these days.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great company, great brands, limited leadership.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Benton Harbor, MI

    ProsGood discipline, solid performance, recognition for performance.

    ConsPromote wrong people to leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for true leadership principles when you hire leaders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    fair company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is fair and ethically run. Management wants to see you succeed and will help you to succeed.

    ConsIf you are in sales you will need to be open to moving and to grow much with the company you will need to be open to move to Michigan

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible, unfair, no work life balance

    Marketing (Current Employee) Comerio, PR

    ProsSuggestive location and canteen, sadly there is nothing else i can say of positive regarding this company

    Consyou can be as qualified as you wish, but there are only 2 possibilities to do any career in Whirlpool

    - you know someone important in the company
    - you are a very pretty/sly woman without conscience (you will need it to kill the possible competition)

    Work-life balance? here they do not even know what that is, you can start work at 6 in the morning and finish in the middle of the night, the only recognition you will get is a call from security asking you to go badge because the insurance can not cover us staying in the office for work (so not only you will work for free with your boss complaining because you are not fast enough but you will also not have any insurance against accidents etc). and of course Holiday and Home time do not exist, people will reprimand you because during the night or during your holidays you did not answer to some emails or did some work.

    there is no life while you work in Whirlpool but only WORK and zero recognition.

    do the smart thing and stay away

    all you will find in Whirlpool is pain, anger, hate and disappointment

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the current HR, they are the main reason why people go away from Whirlpool

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Worked for Whirlpool? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.