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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Flexible work arrangements help with work/life balance (in 81 reviews)

  • Great work environment to be in (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, with great focus on employee development."

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very focused on development and transparent communication. There is a lot of engagement and focus on developing you individually for success.

    Cons

    Nothing that I feel stands out as a weakness. Very relational company, I have seen that become a con for some people who do not work well in that environment.

    Whirlpool Corporation Response

    Jun 21, 2016 – Creative Services Manager

    Thanks for your feedback and transparency!


  2. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company who focuses on developing their internal talent.

    Cons

    Location is very challenging as it not close to any major city.

    Advice to Management

    Open satellite offices in Chicago for employees who commute


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time is good, you manage yourself if you're in the right group. Amazing opportunity to learn if you want to.

    Cons

    Corporate refuses to be innovative in any way. Whether it's their product or internal processes, they follow instead of leading. Also, pay tends to be below market value

    Advice to Management

    Pay fair market price for employees to retain top talent, it's worth the price. Be more open minded in regards to innovation whether it's product or processes. Be willing to take a bit of a risk.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's ok, nothing to write home about though."

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    Current Employee - Sub-System Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Sub-System Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who genuinely want to create world class products. New development process looks promising. Summer hours are great. Employee purchase program is excellent.

    Cons

    Executive level management doesn't have a clue. Seems like they want to off-shore the technical work. IT systems leave a lot to be desired. Went Google, should have stayed with Microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    Do what's best for your employees first and Wall Street second.


  6. "Great People and a Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - N/A in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A stimulating environment, with a lot of very smart people, it is a place that you cannot help but to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Like most places it has some quirks you have to work through.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Over-all a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Machine Shop in Greenville, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Shop in Greenville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement
    Friendly people (mostly, as with anywhere ;) )
    Paid Time Off (PTO) amount really nice per years of service (ex. 25 days for 15+ yrs)
    Great pay & benefits (health, dental, life, short/long term disability insurance)

    Cons

    As with most (if not all) employers, there is favoritism among supervisors and employees (but that is being worked on somewhat)
    Have really clamped down on unscheduled time off (from being able to call in all your days to 12x per year to 5x per year). Makes it kinda hard if you have a rough year as far as sickness, unplanned car breakdowns, over-sleep, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Proud to work at an American Manufacturing Facility!
    Might want to loosen up on the "emergency PTO" policy...that's a little rough.
    We might be hourly, but we're still adults. If we can't properly manage our time (use it all in 3 months) then that should be our problem


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They usual only have you work 4 days per week. They offer decent benefits.

    Cons

    Military environment. They are tallying up every tardy, every absense, every time they see you with your phone out, every time you get behind. A select few will get favortism by management and they will become management. Bosses are using their power to get married entry level women to provide improper favors. Sickening envirnment.

    Advice to Management

    Show better leadership skills.

    Whirlpool Corporation Response

    May 23, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your comments. Whirlpool takes your concerns seriously and will follow up on them. Whirlpool strives to provide a safe workplace that conforms to our values and policies and takes ... More


  9. "Mediocre Interview"

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    Current Employee - RCM in India, MS
    Current Employee - RCM in India, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Middle level company , sales oriented, lot of figures are fudged, if all provisions carried forward, company will show loss, dealers who know how to dodge can make large profits

    Cons

    Improper finance setup coterie of people running the organisation

    Advice to Management

    Break the coterie to see the true picture


  10. "Technician Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI

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

    Pros

    The people i work work with are very professorially, hardworking and friendly.
    The company allow time off for family emergency.

    Cons

    Communication gaps. slow hiring procedures

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication of up coming projects


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Communication issues"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Greenville, OH
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Greenville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They value people that do work hard and provide catered meal for special events throughout the year. Some upper management take time to listen to concerns.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with upper management. No direction for resolving issues. There is a real problem with senior leadership allowing there to be conflict from shift to shift. Leadership doesn't try to get everyone working together, but continues to let one shift blame the last one.


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