Whirlpool Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
417 Reviews
3.5
417 Reviews
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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269 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 27 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 17 reviews)


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

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This is not easy money.

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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Whirlpool part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The starting pay for someone with no experience in anythins is pretty good.

    Cons

    It gets really hot in the summer and you have very short breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked if they had more company activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Had an amazing time working with the people. Very friendly and laid back. Great experience that has really opened some doors for me.

    Cons

    Stress of my job sometimes got to me. Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time bringing lower employees into your office and checking up on them. Give them advice not only about their job, but about their career goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced, good sales experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, great products

    Cons

    Not a lot of interaction outside of your silo

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  5.  

    A great company

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Internal promotions, great people to work with, great values

    Cons

    very little room for negotiation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Trying to catch up with Sumsung and LG.

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    Current Employee - Master Black Belt  in  Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Master Black Belt in Saint Joseph, MI

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

    Pros

    The culture is under slow change looking forward to satisfy customer with new demands. Almost nothing to worry after 8 hours. Product safety is a great concepts ahead of others, but also a disadvantage to hold up the speed of projects to deliver. A good learning environment for students from school as too much training programs would be provided. Personal growth is strongly limited after 5+ workings.

    Cons

    Still under thinking of how to move up with previous Maytag leftover mfg and tech centers. Engineering knowledge is limited due to many reasons, like management inability to handle resource, bureaucratic culture accumulated so much in its headquarter, loosen control for organizations, unclear definition of advance development and product development, political groups in tech centers based on countries, etc,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open eyes to Sumsung and LG, learn how to speed up a project development and product delivery with balance of resource and incentives. Fire people who are unable to finish the mission and who can't adapt to culture change for a fast moving company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun minus a few bad apples

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people in engineering and the plants. Worked with many talented and friendly technical folks. Teamwork existed, but not anymore.

    Cons

    Slowly turning into a show -off contest where egos and networking control and true value added work comes second. If you want a technical career, do not apply. Engineering isn't valued and eventually all the fun engineering will be done in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing and start looking for a real job. Don't promote only your friends,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Following the path of the auto industry in the 80's.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    I cannot really think of any except good for people who have no global visions, but stuck in their own Midwestern backwardness.

    Cons

    The culture is full of cronies and those yes men and women!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Straight talk starts from the top.

  9.  

    Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Production Worker  in  Greenville, OH
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Greenville, OH

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were pretty friendly, and after a few months they wanted to hire me ( I was a temp at the time)

    Cons

    It's a dangerous environment. I got into an accident there a rack fell on my head and they sent me to get a tetanus shot and told me to come back the very same day. They didn't care. I gave them 2 weeks notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think my advice to management would be to care for your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity; lots of work; tons of politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are pockets of amazing people in Whirlpool. Amazing people who encourage, inspire and do great work that is connected to a higher order purpose. There are some really outstanding leaders here.

    Cons

    There are pockets of highly political, self serving, egocentric and demoralizing leaders that are unfortunately very highly placed within the company. These leaders say the right words, but their behavior doesn't match the company's values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flush the politics and ego trips from the highest levels of the organization. Enable, empower and trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start and learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    A lot of transverse job opportunities, tied relationships, human workplace

    Cons

    More and more directed by european headquarters where real power stands

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