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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • 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. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, is getting stuck into small town politics while chasing many moving targets"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with, experienced, talented, you name it.
    Great company to learn and grow, facing a lot of challenges and reach to expand your capabilities.
    There are many different areas and brands to work, so you can get great experience.

    Cons

    Location - small town with all its implications
    Silly politics - there is a performance review in place, but what wins is small group politics more related to friendships and power-groups that want to maintain their comfortable status quo.
    Chasing many moving targets, with lots of firedrills

    Advice to Management

    Don't just give a number and chase it no matter what, make sure there's a uniform and solid strategy.

    Leave friends and politics outside the talent pools, that's why your employee churn rate is growing so fast.

    Don't be afraid to break the status quo, that's why the competitors are winning.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Joseph, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros I can see or point out , could not learn anything new

    Cons

    No process , no work etiquette senior management at connected appliance uses abusive language , lack or knowledge and skill
    Also the location is bad too
    There is 0 learning and no support

    Advice to Management

    Pls stop using your stupid military skills and talents in IT
    See and learn how other companies manage their IT


  3. "About Whirlpool Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Near big lake, small town

    Cons

    Low salary, Low life quality


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Significant recent changes could make or break company"

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Saint Joseph is a friendly small town with excellent schools. Good work life balance. Coworkers good to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management completely out of touch with employees. Massive reorganization underway with no input from everyday worker (within GPO). Poor computer support and IT infrastructure. There are dozens of systems that are difficult to use and patched together like a quilt. Constantly shuffling of employees into new roles stunts development and creates lack of accountability. Performance rankings are not transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees more. Let them respond and contribute to the organization.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Whirlpool Corporate Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule
    Good technologies (Google)
    Great stated values although not followed at top layer by some
    Large company with many functions to work in

    Cons

    Difficult for women/diverse candidates to advance outside of HR function
    Location is a small town
    Benefits are not very competitive

    Advice to Management

    Break up the boys club 35-45 white male Sr. Directors-VP's


  7. Helpful (1)

    "They are improving decently."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Arcanum, OH
    Current Employee - Production in Arcanum, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is certainly the best pay in the area.
    They have added features like a fitness center and a market style cafeteria.

    Cons

    Very poor supervisor selection.
    Low employee morale.
    High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to check out who you have in place for your supervisor positions because the supervisor is the reason for the low morale and high turnover rate.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The People and immediate middle management are great to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of the senior management.. GM to SR VP level seem to be over their heads and lack proper vision to properly steer the company through tough times..


  9. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good start for fresh grad.

    Cons

    Small place, tedious management. No direct contact between marketing and product or research development. Slow company acting like an old man. Like a big ship sinking slowly. Bonus cannot reach the number the company promises.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some engineering.


  10. "Great place to learn"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career Development, Growth Opportunity, The Challenge, Diversity between business units, Universal systems

    Cons

    Work life balance, Location (There are no other good job markets in that area, nearest are Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids)


  11. "Project Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    Located in a small town



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