Whirlpool Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Work-Life balance is non-existent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really good at promoting within and provides a multitude of personal growth opportunities. Great benefits and active in the local community

    Cons

    Salaried employees are vulnerable to being taken advantage of in regards to the number of hours worked in a week. Compensation for the work, without overtime, tends to run less than hourly labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your employees, headcount reductions have become common place in big companies like Whirlpool, and you need to make sure the workload is manageable for the employees you have left when you start making cuts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Anyone curious of working for Whirlpool. Please reconsider. Not worth your time. Work home balance is not there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Bonus structure is better than most. Shutdown around the holidays are nice.

    Cons

    Ridiculously long hours. If you are salary they expect you to have no life. The company is nothing but marketing driven no matter how difficult or stupid it is to actually manufacture. A lot of clueless leadership. Seems to be a lot of cheerleading. Have to figure out how to play the game and play nice instead of straight talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth isnt really happening. Have to sugar coat everything and accomplish nothing. Time expected to be at work is just dumb. There is no work home balance. Corporate is nothing but 9-5 and Benton Harbor gets priority over everything even though they have no clue about the actual assembly lines and how any of the product goes together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. xxxx

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No major con's for this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great place to work and develop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Leadership and overall atmosphere are great, lots of opportunities to grow and develop professional skills

    Cons

    Location is lacking and not ideal for younger professionals, lots of politics involved with promotions at lower levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit employee engagement efforts, keep the culture and work life balance as is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Whirlpool is an excellent employer and great place to develop professional skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Culture and atmosphere, work like balance, lots of opportunities to grow and develop

    Cons

    Area where Whirlpool Corporate is located is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on employee engagement and try to retain the work hard/play hard mindset

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Workplace

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on workplace facilities the promote teamwork and employee engagement.

    Cons

    Too many different systems & databases that lack data exchange.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest on technology systems that further reduce waste.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Overall Great Experience and people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Management really helps with career development.

    Cons

    Only paid $30k a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and show me the money!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Good area to raise family

    Cons

    Small town can be a negative for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Whirlpool Customer Service

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    You get a paycheck.

    You work with good people

    Otherwise nothing else, it's a call center so you get yelled at every day.

    Cons

    Lack of Vision - Company constantly changing tools and policy but never thinking about how it will affect customers and employees.

    Dishonesty - You're told not to lie to the customer, but you're also told not to tell the customer that there is a known issue with an appliance even though there's notices about known issues and your last 100 calls were about the same issue customer is calling in about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees by not asking them to lie to a customer but tell them not to lie. Admit to the customer that an appliance has a design flaw and help make it right. Don't let the Rep get yelled at over something we should be helping a customer with if we're being honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Love This Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great people, clear direction from leadership on goals/objectives, and quality product. Contributes a lot to the communities around the various locations.

    Cons

    Goals, while clearly defined, can be extremely lofty and difficult to achieve with out the exact market conditions. Forces us to stretch, but can be discouraging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the communication. It is working well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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