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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

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

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

Cons
  • Work life balance is terrible if you want to be successful (in 38 reviews)

  • It's a small town with very little to do (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Mixed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 a year)

    Pros

    There are great people to work with at Whirlpool Corporation and a lot of job opportunities for everyone to choose from.

    Cons

    Whirlpool Corporation has a lot of challenges in front of them. The appliance market is changing and Whirlpool need to change to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Whirlpool Corporation must find a way to stabilize the business. The business needs to find simple solutions to make the business more effective.


  2. "Sr. EHS Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Safety & Health Engineer in Amana, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Safety & Health Engineer in Amana, IA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool provides good benefits and builds top quality products.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be improved for salaried employees.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Mediocre Interview"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "New leadership is poor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Pay is very good compared to industry norm

    Cons

    Leadership does not truly embody corporate values
    Lack of decision making authority at lower levels of management
    Too focused on making money
    Disparity between senior leaders and lower level employees getting larger

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  9. "Senior Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounding community of St Joseph, MI is beautiful

    Cons

    Unpopular manage to one for performance appraisals

    Advice to Management

    Remove the manage to one performance rating system


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Sr Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and they promote from within

    Cons

    Management finds excuses to freeze pay and limit bonuses. They also pit you against your colleagues for ratings to keep your job or move up within the company. Managers have to actively fight for your rating each year, very political. Living in St Joe/Benton Harbor is not for young professional.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your HR dept. It's a joke


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