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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • 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
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    • 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. "Good company to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, flexible work time, good engineers to work with.

    Cons

    Average salary, complex structure and organization, tons of acronyms which makes jargon to new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and be open to feedback and eventually take actions.


  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    American made. Large company will small town values

    Cons

    Headquarters is in a small town


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  5. "World-Class Company in a Hometown Setting"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    A global company that still treats their people like people. Perfect place to plant roots if you're looking for stability in your career. Very highly recommended.

    Cons

    They only use my position as contracted, not employee.


  6. "Supplier Quality Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good steady Job, good amount of action

    Cons

    Boring once you have it under control


  7. "Balanced Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit package; fun & exciting industry; Corporate Headquarters is in a great location - particularly in the summer; opportunities to move across multiple functions;

    Cons

    Corporate culture is slow and unwilling to hear tough messages; slow to change; better at "self reporting" good things about company than actually delivering those things


  8. "customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    People, benefits, schedule flexibility, training.

    Cons

    Location, selection training, meetings, politics


  9. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow your knowledge outside the immediate job scope

    Cons

    Poor processes throughout all areas, constantly "re-inventing the wheel" due to high turn-over, do not care about retaining talent. Salaries way below market level at all bands. Expected to work long hours as a norm.

    Advice to Management

    Too much emphasis on delivering the month with no clear long term strategy.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you're healthy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff and management are friendly and good to work with, there is plenty of room for advancement, training is very thorough.

    Cons

    There is virtually no sick time, the attendance policy is borderline oppressive, where you have to maintain a percentage per month, per quarter, and it's literally possible to end up with a final written warning after 4 absences in a 6 month period. Flex time is offered if you wish to make up the time you've missed on your day off, but that's only if business needs dictate, and often all of the make up time is already taken by people that wanted overtime. You can also schedule yourself for extra time later on in the month/quarter, but going that route doesn't really improve your percentage as you need roughly 8 extra time hours to equal out one missed hour. Everything you do is timed right down to the second, literally everything. The time between calls, the length of your calls, the length of your breaks. If you go over even one minute on your break it counts against you on your attendance percentage. Where it is difficult to get extra time when you need it, it's also difficult to take vacation time when you need it.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly rethink some of the attendance policies, you are losing lots of good employees because of simple illnesses, and you will actually end up saving money if you focus on developing the employees that you have rather than a constant influx of new hires and employees being fired.


  11. "Great people, Laid-back atmosphere"

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    Current Contractor - Lab Technician in Amana, IA
    Current Contractor - Lab Technician in Amana, IA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are wonderful and they make good on the promise of still maintaining a small town feel although being a major corporation. Work is easy enough and never too much of a workload.

    Cons

    Low motivation to go beyond what is required seems to be a company wide constant at the lower levels. Not always enough work to get through the day as a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Try to motivate down through all levels. supervisors and above seem to be just fine on motivation but hearing these higher ups disagree constantly and publicly really takes a toll on morale and motivation



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