Whirlpool Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Self Absorbed and Internally Focused

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The ability to move into completely different jobs but still work at the same company A global company which values different cultures and people A strong commitment to thier values

    Cons

    Whirlpool has so many brands that a significant amount of resources are wasted so Whirlpool can compete with itself rather than the competition The PMP rating system destroys teamwork and drives the organization to penalize 20% of the work force every year......... even if an employee doesn't deserve a poor rating. Age discrimination is rampant within the organization and the PMP system is used to penalize the experienced older employees to cover the 20% poor rating objective. Whirlpool is a change fanatic, we are constantly changing everything weather we need to or not, which tends to break what is working well and the things we need fixed never get resolved.

    Advice to Management

    Whirlpool has some intelligent leaders, but unfortunately, are so out of touch with how things get done they don't know what to change to make us smarter/faster, and even if they did, I don't see them having the true leadership skills required to make the difficult decisions to truly make us better, which is why Whirlpool will always be a reactionary company rather than a leader of the industry until that changes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Customer service

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Limited opportunities to make commission on sales, health insurance, a 401k and plenty of vacation hours.

    Cons

    Biased management, poor advancement opportunities, low wages, stressful environment, Extremely lofty goals required for a bonus


  3. Helpful (1)

    Inside Sales Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Phenomenal company that has an employee first mentality. Very good transparency. Great leadership that doesn't micromanage and allows you to succeed in your own way.

    Cons

    Like most large companies, changes in policy can take a long time. Going through appropriate channels to get tasks completed can also delay resolution.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to motivate by finding the good balance between complete autonomy and micromanaging.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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

    I worked at Whirlpool (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good work life balance if you are in the right department

    Cons

    Politics and cannibalism. Poor work life balance if you are in the wrong department

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will change, doesn't matter.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Former employee

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

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company looks long term for its success. It's located in a beautiful part of Michigan.

    Cons

    Has become more bureaucratic over the years. Work/Life balance has gotten progressively worse for most functions.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Limited growth unless on leadership development rotational program.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great peers, great products, professional atmosphere, open environment concept. Flexible work environment depending on your function and boss.

    Cons

    Doesn't promote from within, limited opportunity for growth and learning, internal application process doesn't look at qualifications of applicants but rather who is liked regardless of qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating those on rotational program like they walk on water with no experience. Promote from within, and that doesn't mean giving more work at same pay level. Value (truly) the experience and background people bring to the table. They are missing the boat on leveraging experiences of their workforce.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company with strong talent

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top competitor in industry Strong focus on talent development

    Cons

    Location (Benton Harbor, MI) Large company makes it difficult to move up if you are not the top 1% of talent

    Advice to Management

    Embrace more diversity of thought


  9. Engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent team and company -Have huge plans for the future. So, your job looks bright -Company invest a lot of resources in their employees -No limit if you want to reach higher place in the company

    Cons

    -Takes time to implement changes because its a huge company -Takes lot of time in learning and finding the right resources


  10. Helpful (1)

    unrealistic physical demands

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brazer in Amana, IA
    Former Employee - Brazer in Amana, IA

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    if you get in with the right people you can make 50-80k a year. pass a urine analysis and youre hired.

    Cons

    rampant cronyism, unrealistic demands on the human body, imaging being in a boxing match for 10 hours or running a marathon for 10 hours, profit sharing nonexistent, theres a large population of non-English speakers that are not expected to work, rampant violence, drugs, corruption, and trading sexual favors for advancement. the physical demands are completely unrealistic, the benefits are unaffordable, turnover is 97%, union is impotent

    Advice to Management

    pay a decent wage and you wont have to hire 300 people a month to find suckers to do 25 dollar an hour work for 13 dollars. require reading and speaking English. stop the cronyism and promote on merit.


  11. Assembly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Marion, OH
    Former Employee - Assembler in Marion, OH

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and people work together on the line

    Cons

    they are mean to employees and fire them for the wrong things

    Advice to Management

    rehire good workers like me I never missed a day of work n two yrs i was there



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