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"Overworked Sales Force"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Representative
Current Employee - Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Its a good resume builder

Cons

the job overtakes your life. They expect way too much out of the sales force and their is no consideration of work/life balance. Corprate continues to add responsibliities without taking less important responsibilities away. Working 60-70hr weeks every week is not worth it!!!! The training is not effective and this leads to being overworked. Too much time is spent trying to figure out how to do the job. Training and job expectations are not communicated well at all.

Advice to Management

To pay more attention to what is going on in the field. Decisions concerning the sales force should not be made at corporate without fully understanding the effect on the sales force and their accounts. Have realistic expectations and communicate them more efficienctly. Most reps have no idea what is going on. There are too many changes made without communicating why or the importance of the change.

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool Corporation

  1. "Tough industry, appraisal system does not lead to teamwork"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, St Joseph is a great place to be in the summer.
    The company usually allows for a wide variety of work.
    And ability to move within the company

    Cons

    The appliance industry is down, making the business . This is rough due to how the decisions have to be made. Cost projects are taking a priority. Again these projects are not very "fun" to develop.

    The other major downer is the PMP system. This is a tough

    Advice to Management

    If we are all asking for more work, less pay => make sure the senior management is setting the pace


  2. "Whirlpool needs to change direction."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newton, IA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newton, IA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Whirlpool offers numerous training opportunities.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nightmare. Management does not pick the best practices to implement because they do not want to change.

    Advice to Management

    Roll up your sleeves and get to work undoing the mess they are leading the company into.


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