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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Whirlpool Corporation Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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Pros
  • Flexible work arrangements help with work/life balance (in 85 reviews)

  • relaxed but good work environment (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • This made work-life balance virtually impossible (in 40 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good company, supports work-life balance

    Cons

    struggles to balance short-term results versus long-term goals


  2. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Clyde, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Clyde, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, great management

    Cons

    Climate control, parking lot, breaks

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the greatest most skilled people I've ever met. Great diversity. Most of the management was exceptional. Great levels of investment in all the right areas. For what it is, Whirlpool is one of the best companies for which I've been associated. I have to say, having just left and seen some of the other companies out there, that Whirlpool has so much to offer and so many opportunities to succeed. They attract the best talent and if they could stop exploiting that talent and leverage it to their good and the employees good, they are unstoppable. They can crush their competition and dominate the marketplace.

    Cons

    However, they are ruled by an elite group of white men who believe they are all knowing. They have driven away their best talents to other places, and put into place more white men to secretly demean women, minorities - especially black men, and anyone who could possibly encroach on their power. They are exceptionally insecure, but in a manner in which they pile their walls high with yes men, who revel in the wine clubs and local catholic school system. Their clubs and good ol' boy networks are alive and strong and even though you don't need to be a great leader or competent in business, relationships, financial acumen, or any skills which should have served them to advance shareholder value or employee satisfaction, you will not get in. Whirlpool has so many great middle manager and so many soldiers for the trenches that are amazing, that they can still move forward. It is just so disappointing. So sad how they shed the good talent, the best talent. I watched them fabricate stories to push out many great individual leaders. I too loved the company and never thought they would do it to me, but when they need a sacrifice, they find one. They always do.

    Advice to Management

    Proactive the ethics and values you profess. You could do so much, stop making up the lies to lengthen your own careers. Oh, and I'm so happy to be out. Truly greener grass and so many more opportunities than I thought were possible. Thanks for the package, six days before I was going to announce my departure!


  4. "Cloud Solutions Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Solutions Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cloud Solutions Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work and have nice work balance

    Cons

    nothing to compliance regarding that company


  5. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay and amazing place in the summertime.

    Cons

    Winter is intense off of Lake Michigan and intense working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    stop focusing on each day and plan out farther.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Long term Whirlpool Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Fairly Stable, most people who work there are polite, you can learn a lot about many areas of business, and they will help pay for schooling

    Cons

    Company is slow to change and good managers are becoming fewer and farther between. Often loud/rude or arrogant people get promoted to management and they do not listen to others or if they listen they take credit for others ideas. Also a lot of nepotism-who you know not what you know promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Know the company values, make decisions in alignment with these values, and examine your behavior to make sure you are living up to these values


  7. "Thrilled"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great scheduling , ability to work for an outstanding company with many opportunities to grow, great care advisers, values employees

    Cons

    must have discipline to work

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for "yes" men and twenty somethings"

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Better than average pay and fairly secure jobs.

    Cons

    Hard work, education, and other factors don't play as much into getting promotions as networking, keeping your mouth shut, and keeping the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Bandying about verbiage and acronyms doesn't make you smarter than your employees. Learn to listen, to the good and the bad, with a view towards helping the organization get better instead of worrying about keeping your positions. Things can change in a heartbeat and if we continue the way we're headed, we won't be around.


  9. "Best job I ever had."

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Electrician in Findlay, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best job I ever had.
    World class organization. Great pay. No favoritism. Ran like a nuclear submarine. Clean. Climate controlled.

    Cons

    Zero cons.
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    Advice to Management

    Good job


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Access to great products and brands with good employee discount. Good 401K match

    Cons

    Expensive and poor Health Insurance. Little room for growth out of the global Headquarters in Michigan.


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