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"Great place to launch your career"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Decent leadership development programs for recent college graduates.

Cons

Not all managers are great people developers. Choose your manager wisely.

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool Corporation

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall, good company with added focus on employee growth."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good internal career growth program
    2. Challenging and rewarding experiences
    3. Good compensation packages
    4. Nice, small close knit community
    5. Many opportunities to expand life experiences through volunteering

    Cons

    Managers do have some power to deny an employee the opportunity to take on a new role if they determine that they need that employee for the next 3-6 months which can delay promotion or move to a new position.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Basically a good company with wide Variety of leadership positions"

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Manager/Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Manager/Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse, mostly use data for decision making, in general they invest in people and are well structured. They are pretty true to their values and for the most part have a lot of good people. Location is nice if you enjoy a small town and 4 seasons. Products are interesting.

    Cons

    WHR tends to run through vice presidents a lot, especially in brand and product marketing; so if you are going there as a director or VP or in their MBA or engineering management development program, be sure to ask questions on this point. if you are being recruited at a senior level. There are a lot of back politics and unique customs, like "socializing the documents before you present at a meeting"--so pay attention to the politics and who has informal power. Town is very small, so if you like city life and lots of choice, live in South Bend or closer to Chicago and commute. Company is overly structured in assessment of talent and it is nearly impossible to be considered a top talent, so many great people leave mid career, unnecessarily. Industry is a tough one and margins are thin, so don't expect a lot of perks.and expect some strange cost cutting behavior if the numbers come in light

    Advice to Management

    Rely less on Consultants--you already have a lot of smart people, use them and quit wasting the money,; If you only knew how many "BCG" slides were actually created by Whirlpool people and just formatted by BCG, you would be embarrassed. Look at all the people that have left over the past 10 years and see how many CEO's and VP's are at really good companies, that have former Whirlpool experience and ask yourself if you missed something or if something is wrong in the talent assessment process. You lose a disproportionate amount of women and diverse talent...

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