Whirlpool Corporation - Brought in new talent from outside the Cleveland TN area to help in transformation...Most have left or will leave...Why? | Glassdoor
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"Brought in new talent from outside the Cleveland TN area to help in transformation...Most have left or will leave...Why?"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

Pros

Stable company, pay and benefits were great for the area. Great community presence in volunteer work. New Plant.

Cons

Quality of life and work life balance were not fair depending in which department you worked in. Receiving help was not timely or non existent.
Upper management had favorites...

Advice to Management

Look at all departments and review the balance between management staffing compared to the total areas of responsibility.

New people are brought in to help transform but hit road blocks from current employees that are only protecting their interest instead of looking out for the productivity and success of the company as a whole.

Other Employee Reviews for Whirlpool Corporation

  1. "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.


  2. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - GM of Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - GM of Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low cost of living in Benton Harbor. Great brands that include Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Maytag, Magic Chef, and Kenmore. Easy job with limited negative performance reviews.

    Cons

    Tough industry....very competitive...GE and Samsung have lower prices. Decision making is very slow and needs to be streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce layers of management. Hire more people internally and develop a strong training program for future leaders.

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