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"Tough Industry in a tough economy equals short-sightedness and unfortunately an aversion to risk."

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Former Employee - Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
Former Employee - Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Southwest Michigan is a great place to raise a family.
St. Joseph is beautiful in summer although workload prevent nearly any time to enjoy it except weekends.
Very easy to get a good business education at Whirlpool.

Cons

Extreme emphasis on making monthly and quarterly numbers often causes very short-sighted decisions to be made at the expense of longer-term opportunities.
Employees, especially at lower levels, are seldom encouraged to take risk or pursue ideas that might fail, and failure is looked upon very negatively.
LOTS of warm bodies filling seats and carrying out orders by the higher-ups. Culture is such that challenging management is a good way to eventually be on the outside looking in.
Very few true leaders in middle and upper mgmt ranks. It was very hard to find a mentor that embodied qualities I was looking for.

Advice to Management

Take risk, embrace failure, and change quickly--the same qualities that enabled Whirlpool to become the behemoth it is today. In the business environment you're currently in, a top priority should be figuring out how to get everyone at all levels in the company working in unison toward the same goals.
Look for legitimate top talent and promote and incent those individuals as soon as possible. Most are leaving or looking to leave soon.

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunities for advancement, but with a lot of day to day frustration"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to shine
    Ability to experiment with different career paths

    Cons

    Constant internal churn
    Senior Level Management opinion often trumps in market research
    Senior Level Management gets overly involved in the day to day business
    Matrix based organization resulting in an overwhelming amount of review meetings
    Poor talent retention

    Advice to Management

    Put people in roles that best represent their skill sets
    Accept market research and don't change project direction based on opinion


  2. "Great company to grow and advance in."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraged movement wihin company, global fortune 500 company, broad range of opportunities, innovative, thought leaders, good values, great location, senior leadership engagement with employees

    Cons

    Inconsistency with how some managers expect their reports to complete performance reviews versus how other managers do. Leads to a higher level of employee dissatisfying behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive effective and meaningful employee engagement at all levels and all regions of the company, this helps us feel more empowered.

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