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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for which goes over and above to ensure a great work life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • Promotes or supports virtual work environment (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • People in field sales could have problems with work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • It's a small town with very little to do (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Whirlpool has lots of job opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Visa Sponsorship(H1B, Green card, etc), good employee benifit(health care, 401K, etc), Very diverse culture working enviroment, plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    Tech centers & factory located at small towns, Lots of process to do work/ finish a project, slow pace working enviroment, low innovation

    Advice to Management

    Move offices to metropolitan area, Home Appliances need new tech now a days! Innovation!


  2. "Great company to work for and advance"

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    Former Employee - SDR in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - SDR in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great training, products and culture

    Cons

    outsource many jobs to inferior 3rd party companies like Marketsource.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Marketsource, bad management, no direction hire inferior talent. they are taking your money and keeping it instead of investing on talent aquistion.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, needs focus on proper leaders in place to drive to the future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good area to raise kids, great vision/mission/values - agree fully. Pay is ok

    Cons

    I believe as an organization we are struggling a bit over the last ~2 years with some direction, which in my opinion is cause we have huge misalignment in all the leadership levels. Differences in people evaluation, in objectives and personal agendas may be driving us to not move in a single direction with focus and speed.

    Advice to Management

    So many times we get consultants for many things.. why not get consultants to understand if our leadership structure and the proper alignment is consistent? Im thinking VP, Sr Director, Director levels.


  4. "Cost Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Is a relationship Company. People is very nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    The Company is going through some major transformations and is causing a lot of stress while leadership align on where should the company go now. A lot of re organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on People.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Procurement
    Former Employee - Procurement
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company really try to make it a great place to work balancing family life with work. There are really good and hard working people that will happily team work with you if you are respectful and go the extra mile with your work.
    The company have really good benefits.
    Some co-workers and Managers really inspire people to go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Networking went in the wrong direction by promoting "friends" and social people. The company is really trying to change that, but is still in process.

    Advice to Management

    REALLY good, hard working and team oriented peers left the company because they never got promoted and saw lazy people that got promoted for being friendly with their manager (more than once in different areas).
    Management for ALL areas should really evaluate time to time what their people are doing, there is a lot of people that is known for being lazy, online shopping, separating meeting rooms just to group to chit-chat and go online, many express in a very low and unprofessional way about their co-workers and managers, they open meetings and don't even pay attention (constant texting on their cell phone), some people do the minimum work done and things just get done because somebody else is actually working and managers don't notice!, etc....


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Technical professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Professional in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Tech Professional in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice area to live . Flexible work schedule but this is required to deliver the amount of work assigned. "Always on" may be on vacation with family but still dealing with work.

    Cons

    Openly targeting any white workers over 40 to try to reduce cost and replacing with H1b workers. Seems to have some arbitrary diversity quotas to use in advertising.

    Advice to Management

    Value all people. Support long term employees who have a great deal of knowledge instead of tossing them away for any number of short sited agendas


  7. "Easy work, Alright environment"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Findlay, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, Good pay, Over-time always offered

    Cons

    3rd shift drags, Mandation to work over.

  8. "my experience"

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    Current Employee - Auto Foam Operator in Amana, IA
    Current Employee - Auto Foam Operator in Amana, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are almost always hiring

    Cons

    Says to do one thing one day the next day the same thing is not ok


  9. "Sourcing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Learning Experience for new comers

    Cons

    Divisional structure leads to several communication hard times

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HR Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Covert, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Covert, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work culture. Promotes or supports virtual work environment. Relaxed and casual. Have accountability and empowerment to do big tasks.

    Cons

    Frequently cut costs by reducing people and don’t stick with longer term strategy. Very short sighted. Rollercoaster environment that doesn’t promote stability.


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