Whirlpool Corporation - Great place to get experience, not a great place for a full career | Glassdoor
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"Great place to get experience, not a great place for a full career"

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Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You will work with intelligent people who have a passion for their work and are fun to be around. You will be challenged with interesting projects and will be given a lot of responsibility. Everyone around you is driven to win. If you are early in your career and want some excellent experience and want to build your resume for the next move, this is a great place to be.

Cons

The talent pool evaluation process is rank driven, which drives bad behavior sometimes (throwing others under the bus in order to appear to be a stronger player in the talent pool). There is also an 'up or out' mentality which makes a long term career almost impossible. The organization is flattening, so upward mobility is shrinking, which is driving talented people to leave the company in order to find promotional opportunities.

Advice to Management

The current path is going to drive a talent pool of people with very shallow experience in leadership positions, which means you will continue to make the same mistakes over and over. There is a place for talented, experienced director and senior director level leaders who are not on a path to be the next members of the senior executive management team, and you should focus more on developing that pipeline.

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool Corporation

  1. "Very positive experience at whirlpool"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HR Generalist in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - HR Generalist in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Very empathetic towards employees lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Everything is consensus-based takes a long time to get anything done

    Advice to Management

    Just make decisions don't try to get consensus for every single thing


  2. "A dinosaur heading to the boneyard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work 3 days a week, company card to expense fast food for client lunches, mileage payments, fly under the radar with ease

    Cons

    Horrible sales direction, poor training, CEO is awful, VP of Sales is clueless, corporate is in a ghetto small town that is stuck in the 90's, the company lays off employees to help the bottom line instead of cutting spending.

    Advice to Management

    Until CEO is ousted there is no advice that will matter. Company is watching the competition surpass in innovation.

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