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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work arrangements help with work/life balance (in 84 reviews)

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

Cons
  • This made work-life balance virtually impossible (in 40 reviews)

  • It's a small town with very little to do (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to learn"

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


  2. Helpful (5)

    "No longer the family friendly company they want you to believe they are!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Marion, OH
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Marion, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can deal with going to high school everyday... the pay is good once you top out but it's not worth the grief and backstabbing you have to go thru to get there.

    Cons

    Favoritism, low morals and low morale! The look down on their employees instead of realizing that their employees are the heart of their business.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the same lazy people and you might be able to make a positive change!

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Sr Financial Analyst"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Change Management - They don't get it"

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

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

    Pros

    As an Organization, many good benefits for employees. Investment in open environment helping with innovation and creativity with team mates. Fairly casual and comfortable environment.

    Cons

    The organization wants to believe that they think about people and change, but not supported consistently to make a difference, so can be very frustrating field to try to grow in. With experts in the change field gone from company, difficult to grow in career unless you change career paths. Disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Use change consultants unless you are serious about field.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Supply Chain"

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


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Management lacks direction, lacks respect for employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary compared to industry norm.
    Excellent 401K Match.
    Employee Discount program for buying at ~30% Discount.

    Cons

    Re-organization in 2016 showed poor direction and planning.
    Years of knowledge and experience are not valued. Company prefers to bring in employees from other countries over developing and promoting employees from USA.
    Large company, that is divided into many separate divisions. Progress is very slow moving and difficult due to the different priorities of the divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Company is struggling to succeed due to poor planning and poor resource management. The latest re-organization is a step in the wrong direction, and the company will continue to struggle because of it. The environment at which the company operates in is not healthy. Reward hard work and dedication by employees, and do not under-estimate the value of years of knowledge and experience.

  8. "Hard work an long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ovens in Cleveland, TN
    Former Employee - Ovens in Cleveland, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They make pretty good money. Good insurance an benefits. You get to meet a lot of people, an learn lots of new things.

    Cons

    It's hard for new people to bid on jobs. You have to either have been there for a long time or know someone real good.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great work/life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. "Brand Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to grow professionally. Many opportunities for career development and advancement.

    Cons

    Small town which can be difficult for trailing spouses.


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