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Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • hands-on experience; flexibilities of work-life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • Great work environment to be in (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Continue to innovate, updated workspaces, lots of career development opportunities both horizontal and vertical, next to Lake Michigan which is great in the summer

    Cons

    Tough competition which drives a strong focus on cost improvement, bonus structure can be both good and bad, small town


  3. "Appliance assembly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits quality products great company

    Cons

    Seasonal union shop. Point system for attendance

    Advice to Management

    Stay in the USA please


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture, but limited room for progression"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great brands and people to work with. Excellent culture and community involvement.

    Cons

    Lots of lateral moves, seems like senior management makes the call as to where people get moved based on business need vs. career progression and growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Train people managers to be good people leaders. Avoid putting ill-equipped people in these roles, as people don't leave companies ... they leave bosses.

    Whirlpool Corporation Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for your honest and transparent feedback!


  6. "Great employees and company values"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company has strong ethics and values and employees are intelligent and motivated

    Cons

    Location is in a small town in Michigan

    Whirlpool Corporation Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! We're happy you enjoyed your years here and wish you all the best in the future.


  7. "Great employer!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Blessed to be working for Whirlpool for over 25 years. My manager and co-workers are the best. Salary and benefits have been very generous over the years. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Performance management process bell curve isn't always fair to all strong contributors.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut costs where your employees are concerned. They are what makes Whirlpool a great place to be.


  8. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - Super nice people & GM would come talk to you and remember our names!
    - Depending on what managers you get, they are usually very transparent
    - New job every 2 years
    - Flat organization allows you to get very involved

    Cons

    - Very flat organization, limited career advancement opportunity

    Advice to Management

    - Be more transparent to career progression planning...


  9. "Not a bad place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Joseph, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Joseph, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive- wanting to change for the better. Utilizes resources well. Gives people a chance to work and supports them

    Cons

    Too big to make changes quickly. Need too many sign-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Should have gotten rid of the rating and ranking before 2010. It lived is life. Should have come up with new ways to keep engineering functions operating at obtuse sights. You let a lot of talent leave when you closed legacy Maytag sites.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Anyone is better than current staff (according to leadership)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job rotation - Employees moved to new roles every year it seemed. It could be a good opportunity or it could be musical chairs.

    Cons

    Leadership was always looking for the next star and would take a chance on outside candidates rather than promote from within. Always looking for the slightest reason to bypass internal talent and find someone externally.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking the easy way out - Develop talent rather than thinking that it must be imported.


  11. "Nothing great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, Work can be rewarding.

    Cons

    People are routinely placed in roles for promotions and all employees may not have an opportunity to apply.

    Advice to Management

    When you single out employees based for advancement based only on the color or their skin or gender, it makes make everyone feel excluded. To make people feel included, opportunities should not be presented behind closed doors and be open to everyone based on individual success.



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