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Whirlpool Corporation Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (2)

    "The call center is a horrible place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Don't have anything good to say

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism, management protects it's own to the point they admitted they knew a supervisor slept with and got to girls pregnant and have NO issue with it. If a supervisor does not like you you will never advance. Had to put my dog to sleep and they refused to give me the day off even after I explained why.


  2. "Customer service representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Values colleagues as demonstrated through the compensation and benefit plan provided.

    Excellent employee relations and engagement effort demonstrated with in all areas and level of the organizations

    Cons

    A new new work program is often rolled out with the hiring of a new leader involving the cost of new equipment and software as well of the cost of staff training. It is important to carefully review the cost benefit of each program before moving forward with a new program.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote "walk around leader" . . . get out of the office and make a point of meeting entry level and mid level colleagues and talk on an individual basis on specific challenges the individual is facing in his/or work.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire great talent who are hard working and adaptable.

    Cons

    Turnover in general is high. Leadership changes constantly. Direction constantly changes with leadership changes. No clear long-term focus employees can rely on to accomplish their goals.

    Advice to Management

    Think about changes before making them. Don't make rash decisions. Consultant all levels of employees.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Undergoing Transformation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance, good benefits,

    Cons

    Undergoing Massive change... Higher Management wanted to reach quickly without thinking teams/people not ready for change

    Advice to Management

    Listen and help good people and make sure to retain those without putting under unnecessary pressure


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lead Compliance Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are professional, talented, and dedicated to developing, designing and manufacturing innovative and high-quality consumer products. Over the years, the management team strongly promoted the use of industry standard, and in many cases, state-of-the art, systems, procedures and rigorous design practices.

    Cons

    Appliances are a commodity business and bottom-line figures consistently took precedent over total cost/benefit analysis. This has resulted in the loss of highly-trained, highly-productive, and experienced talent. leaving the company open to the potential for compromising an excellent record of delivering top quality products to its customers.

    Advice to Management

    "Walk the talk" and consistently practice the company's guiding principles! Your employees truly are your greatest asset....


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    The majority of the growth opportunities are within the Benton Harbor / St. Joseph MI area.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be candid with employees on direction of the company.


  7. "brief review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    global operations & markets; high-quality products

    Cons

    No negative comments to provide

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Salary seems to be above market, which makes sense. You gotta offer something to have someone move to such a tiny town.

    - Summers are nice. It's awesome you can take summer hours and go to the lake. Although, I would not take this for granted because some business units within Whirlpool don't follow summer hours.

    - You will get good experience working here and if you're liked by management, they will treat you well, accommodate to your needs and give you opportunities to grow.

    - Most of the people I have interacted with were friendly and willing to help. Like most other companies, some had their own personal agenda.

    Cons

    - Small town. Not the best place to live unless you're looking to start a family and even then it's questionable. This makes it very hard to attract outside talent, especially young talent.

    - Their HR policies literally contradict with their values. They're all about "one whirlpool" and acting as a team, yet performance reviews are done using a forced distribution system where people are pitted against one another.

    - Senior Leadership actions don't align with their words. They say one thing but do another.

    - Be prepared to be doing the work of multiple people. Leadership is a big fan of attrition.

    - In the span of 3 years, I've had 6 bosses. That kind echoes all the cons I've listed. It's hard for Whirlpool to retain talent and it's also because org changes are made without any reason.

    - Whirlpool has some ridiculous processes that just add complexity for no reason. It makes driving change that much harder. Their project management process makes zero sense and their PMIS to support it is even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Get more input from your employees. Sometimes it feels like you're in your own bubble and don't realize the consequences of your actions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Direction Unknown"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Amana, IA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Amana, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whirlpool Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have a decent pay and benefits package.

    Cons

    Management pushes the harder workers to do more than what is possible. Company not upgrading equipment to achieve the desired production levels.

    Advice to Management

    None they won't listen


  10. "Assembler"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Range Assembler in Owasso, OK
    Former Employee - Range Assembler in Owasso, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working only 4 days and having a 3 day weekend. My team was always there to support each other if someone needed help or was falling behind.

    Cons

    The only downside would be that, we would go in early to work. But other than that they treated me fairly good.

    Advice to Management

    Train people to advance themselves in the company.


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