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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated May 15, 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)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Liberty, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Liberty, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't have to log hours

    Cons

    Work life balance is nonexistent. Have the wrong people as leaders.

    Advice to Management

    It's not the military, so quit trying to run it that way. To the point where everything's to lean. Never listen to the assembly lines on fixing things. Whirlpool overall doesn't seem bad. Amana division needs to start fresh with leadership.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Provides health insurance to employees.

    Cons

    Unfairness and favoritism among its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and understand what is really going on with production operators and their leaders.


  3. "Would not recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technician in Ottawa, OH
    Former Employee - Technician in Ottawa, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent 401k. Not a lot of room to advance beyond your current station.

    Cons

    Deceitful management. Treat there workers like trash. Human resources is a joke and should be ashamed of themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the Ottawa plant. Management has no clue how to lead properly.


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  5. "Assembler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Amana, IA
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Amana, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    It is a job that pays.

    Cons

    Unethical and doesn't give a hoot about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Next time fire somebody who poisons somebody's soda pop.


  6. "No good management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver Helper in Spanaway, WA
    Former Employee - Driver Helper in Spanaway, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid to stroll all over Washington

    Cons

    No specific schedule. You have to supply your own tools.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your employees


  7. "assembly line worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    thought it was a great place to work. not sure now expect you to be a robot and work fast. but not everyone can be as fast as they want.

    Cons

    no vacation for 4 years, no sick time only 7 personal days for the entire year. expect you to be a robot and work fast. but not everyone can be as fast as they want.


  8. "Not for everyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, plenty of opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    High demand on team leads without much credit given in return. Very political environment. Others action can have a dramatic and devastating effect on you and your employ.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the people and everything is not black or white.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic culture"

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

    Pros

    Because it's a large company, it allows for many experience and opportunities

    Cons

    Terrible place to work. Company talks about "One Whirlpool", which means: everyone for Whirlpool, and Whirlpool for Whirlpool. Company - from the CEO on down - is self-serving. CEO believes: "We thank you for your effort, but we pay you for your results", but the performance management system is subjective, faulty, and manipulated to serve management's needs.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Managing out aging workforce"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible work schedules for many

    Cons

    Cronyism and nepotism run rampant
    No job security
    Managers using scripted performance reviews to manage out aging workforce

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within
    Recognize the knowledge base being lost from forcing out aging workforce


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Don't count on retiring from this position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable work, overtime sometimes, health insurance, even though it is at an outrageous cost and doesn't cover much.

    Cons

    My job turned into a three man job and I could not keep up with it. The bosses "listened" to my complaints when they would write me up over it, but they did nothing to ease the workload. When I took over the position, there was 75% less work to be done. The job either needs 2 or 3 men working daily, or two shifts working it daily. When one of the main managers went on medical leave, the department ran much more efficiently with the substitute, and that gentleman actually listened.

    I was a good employee but apparently they didn't want me to hit retirement age, and I was let go after 3 weeks shy of hitting 19 years of service. My wife cannot work at this time because she is recovering from back surgery, so this job loss has completely devastated us.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and when they tell you the job requires more help, don't add more work to them that is for you, then fire them when you decide they're not keeping up.


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