Whirlpool Corporation - For people in technical fields, this was a good company years ago, but has been going steadily downhill | Glassdoor
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"For people in technical fields, this was a good company years ago, but has been going steadily downhill"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

Pros

It's a good place for manager types and non-technical people.
When it's a good year (housing market is up because Whirlpool's performance is dependent on it), your bonus will be bigger than those from most companies.

Cons

For truly technical people in engineering and science roles, there are too many to list. If you are an engineer or scientist and are a truly technically focused one, stay away. It was once an exciting and engaging place to work for technical minded people in engineering or science fields. Over the last 5 years or so it has gotten progressively worse. They say they value technical knowledge and offer a "Y" career ladder with business and technical paths for engineers starting at lead engineer, but that is just lip service and there extremely few examples of people on that ladder, and they are not the ones evaluating your progress on the technical ladder anyway, it's the non-technical people.
The people who get ahead at Whirlpool are those who do everything but what they are supposed to do in their role, focusing on activities that are non-value added that make them seem like "leaders." The vast majority of these leaders in the technology organization at Whirlpool were not champions of product knowledge or got to their positions by true technical excellence, they were more interested in their careers and only did the things that they thought would make them look good to get there.

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool Corporation

  1. "Great place to launch your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. "Market Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good pay.

    Cons

    Their PMP review system is a joke. With this system, management has to give an employee a "needs improvement" or "exceeds improvement' rating every year regardless of their performance.
    Promotion is based on who you know and not what you know or how you perform.
    The appliance industry is very competitive now and the only reason Whirlpool has been profitable the last few years is cut backs to cost and not volume.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the PMP system. If you can't rely on your managers to give an accurate assessment of each employee, they shouldn't be in management.

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