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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. "Great people, Laid-back atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Lots of changes lately, but places of opportunity if you seek them out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for Mechanical Engineers to learn and grow. If you get bored, it's your own fault for not looking for something new and challenging to do instead.

    Cons

    Areas to work and grow are very limited for Electrical Engineers unless they are willing to leave their specific field and become people management or project managers. So much churn and change lately that people are not comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to give Electrical Engineers more options within their field. Otherwise, many more are going to leave the company.


  3. "Great work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Designer 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

    -Very little extra time outside of normal work hours required.
    -Getting to work with global teams.
    -Good pay and benefits.
    -Low cost of living in this area.

    Cons

    -The location isn't great. It's a small town with very little to do.
    -Frequent, extended churn on projects.
    -Lots of unnecessary politics.

    Advice to Management

    The yearly review system where 90% people get rated as normal doesn't provide employees helpful feedback to improve themselves and careers. Find a new system.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Global Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Engineering Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Global Engineering Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learn before design -Focus on people & talent development
    - Friendly culture & relationship oriented
    - Global leverage and opportunities

    Cons

    - Offices & plants in small towns
    - Growth & development after managerial level & politics
    - Focus on cost improvement than innovation

    Advice to Management

    Don't compromise long term goals for short term gains. Stay focused & determined.


  6. "Lead Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company, development opportunities, job rotation opportunities, good products are developed here, good working environment, new and modern working buildings, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes is hard to get opportunities to grow in the company. Lot of internal competitiveness, lots of foreign employees being hired, specially from Mexico, Brazil and India.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amana, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amana, IA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Large corporation, if you want to advance you will need to work lots of hours.


  8. "Decent Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong HR Leadership
    A lot of opportunity for identified High Potential employees.

    Cons

    Senior leadership slow to act. Work load is very heavy with several people "opting out" of team work

    Advice to Management

    Get a bit more support for people so they have the capacity to be more strategic and less reactive in their work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Steady opportunity to advance and have overtime

    Cons

    management can sometimes be picky

    Advice to Management

    be more open and keep striving to achieve great things


  10. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities;
    good work environment

    Cons

    long time to take decisions

    Advice to Management

    keep working to engage your team


  11. "Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall experience, gave a lot of responsibility as an intern. Everyone was very helpful and willing to teach and help with projects.

    Cons

    A lot of the engineering work I did was on my own and I didn't feel as if I was a part of any team, even though everyone was willing to help out.



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