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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for which goes over and above to ensure a great work life balance (in 92 reviews)

  • relaxed but good work environment (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • This made work-life balance virtually impossible (in 41 reviews)

  • It's a small town with very little to do (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Whirlpool provides very good career management tools and mentoring

    Cons

    The plan to success for the business is not always clear

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job planning


  2. "Quality Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Quality Engineer in Amana, IA
    Former Intern - Quality Engineer in Amana, IA

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was asked to lead projects causing service calls. Exposed me to various troubleshooting methods as I had opportunity to validate the effectiveness of my product line. Good place to enhance problem-solving skills and build up your industrial engineering knowledge.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of!

  3. "it is ok"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    salary too low. The location is not good


  4. "Supplier Quality Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Balanced Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit package; fun & exciting industry; Corporate Headquarters is in a great location - particularly in the summer; opportunities to move across multiple functions;

    Cons

    Corporate culture is slow and unwilling to hear tough messages; slow to change; better at "self reporting" good things about company than actually delivering those things


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    Great company with lots of opportunities for career growth. Managers seem to genuinely care about their teams. Good work life balance. Wonderful flexibility and chances to work remotely.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity and need to be more inclusive.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people who work there!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you're healthy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff and management are friendly and good to work with, there is plenty of room for advancement, training is very thorough.

    Cons

    There is virtually no sick time, the attendance policy is borderline oppressive, where you have to maintain a percentage per month, per quarter, and it's literally possible to end up with a final written warning after 4 absences in a 6 month period. Flex time is offered if you wish to make up the time you've missed on your day off, but that's only if business needs dictate, and often all of the make up time is already taken by people that wanted overtime. You can also schedule yourself for extra time later on in the month/quarter, but going that route doesn't really improve your percentage as you need roughly 8 extra time hours to equal out one missed hour. Everything you do is timed right down to the second, literally everything. The time between calls, the length of your calls, the length of your breaks. If you go over even one minute on your break it counts against you on your attendance percentage. Where it is difficult to get extra time when you need it, it's also difficult to take vacation time when you need it.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly rethink some of the attendance policies, you are losing lots of good employees because of simple illnesses, and you will actually end up saving money if you focus on developing the employees that you have rather than a constant influx of new hires and employees being fired.

  8. "Great people, Laid-back atmosphere"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great work/life balance"

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

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    • 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.


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