Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
447 Reviews
3.5
447 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 30 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 17 reviews)

  • Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ok, but slow career steps

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Industrial Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Industrial Designer

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

    Pros

    Good to combine with family life

    Cons

    Slow, complicated and a lot of promises without real action

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good Company. Small Town.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Associate in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Sourcing Associate in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Unique to have a Fortune 500 in Chicago beach town.
    Lateral and upward mobility.

    Cons

    Town is to small. No cultural options. Winters are terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In source day care, fitness facilities, and be willing to spend more on the cultural changes you are striving for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    A good albeit old-fashioned company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Good values
    Good pay for the area
    Friendly people
    Lots of opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Old-fashioned view of work structure - poor cafeteria options, less flexible work hours & arrangements
    Relatively boring - not much enthusiasm about anything but work
    Small amount of vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Does not value it's employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The only pro I see at this company is that they pay according to the cost of living.

    Cons

    Newly hired even temporary employees are promoted immediately for no reason except that they become good friends with management and with the way they dress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to fire and promote. Speak to everyone before doing so. Not only to a line leader who likes that becomes friends with that person, or that they are married or dating another Advisor. Really find out the way a person really performs their jobs. This company absolutely DOES NOT value it's employees. They are only concerned about the bonus money they receive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working at Whirlpool has many pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company compensates it's employees well and has great values.

    Cons

    The politic atmosphere at Whirlpool can be toxic. Also, the company doesn't take risks with new ideas and systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way employees are rated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Refrigeration needs help. Lots of possibilities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAD Design Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - CAD Design Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for such a small town. Small town with a big city feel. Awesome beaches and PGA golf course nearby. Good young engineers and CAD Designers with tons of potential.

    Cons

    Quality numbers are horrible. Some numbers in refrigeration are above 50% for service calls. We continue to give former maytag plants too much pull. There is a reason why maytag didn't survive and we are being pulled to go down the same path. We have hired a completely new work force for refrigeration but will never reap the rewards of innovation because of the old school thinking still being pushed by Amana.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow our new investments and people to drive the change needed in refrigeration.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    What are you worth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Lab Technician in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Lab Technician in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people were the best ones I've ever come in contact with.

    Cons

    Whirlpool spends more time working on diversity instead of making great appliances. They focus more on promoting Homosexual's and other ethnic classes and encourage more of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus of Whirlpool should be one that is making a great product instead of worrying about the different diversity in the workplace. It was really annoying and if anyone spoke up against it they were not treated very well after that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Whirlpool Response

    Dec 4, 2014Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your response and providing insight on your experience. I feel compelled to offer some additional insight regarding the comments. Whirlpool is very deliberately focused on our ... More

  9.  

    OK Company, Questionable Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training and personal growth opportunities. Lots of diverse jobs.

    Cons

    Big company, very small town. Lots of politics and promotion of leadership not based on results or performance but who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base your leadership and promotions on actual business results driven and performance. Sometimes people move jobs so fast (less than a year) how can anyone be held accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    They are a wonderful company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Lots of attention to career development. There is a great focus on work life balance.

    Cons

    The challenges are working at the headquarters, the location is a small town.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Learnings, Global exposure and good people to work with

    Cons

    Slow rate of growth and travel opportunities

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