Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 2 March, 2015
Updated 2 March, 2015
75 Reviews
2.0
75 Reviews
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 30 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 17 reviews)

  • Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive experience except for parent company's forced directives which restricted available talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dealer Services Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Dealer Services Representative in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Colleagues worked together to achieve results
    Great cooperation and team building

    Cons

    Upper management/ Parent company decided that only university education was minimum prerequisite regardless of proven documented performance of dedicated employees resulting in massive layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support employees with proven track records over blind directives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    good work environment modern work facility

    Cons

    very litte opportunity for career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to provide growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Below average pay scale in India as compared to other regions. Slow growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Core product manufacturig company. Wide area to gain knowledge on manufacturing process. Lots of options to move within different core department. Skilled people.

    Cons

    Slow growth rate. Below market pay scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stream line the process of product management throughout the regions. Re consider the inflation and pay scale as per location.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work-Life balance is non-existent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really good at promoting within and provides a multitude of personal growth opportunities. Great benefits and active in the local community

    Cons

    Salaried employees are vulnerable to being taken advantage of in regards to the number of hours worked in a week. Compensation for the work, without overtime, tends to run less than hourly labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your employees, headcount reductions have become common place in big companies like Whirlpool, and you need to make sure the workload is manageable for the employees you have left when you start making cuts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Disconnected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Global Village (India)
    Former Employee - Management in Global Village (India)

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    People are the key asset, yet not fully utilized or appreciated.

    Cons

    Executives are not challenged to understand what their ideas mean with respect to getting the job done. Some executives are promoted though not qualified, that destroys trust and destroys upward mobility while stating that Whirlpool promotes from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the outstanding training (leadership, development) and actually apply it at the executive level rather than
    just providing lip service. Forced ratings still exist even though it is claimed it doesn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    What are you worth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Lab Technician in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Lab Technician in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people were the best ones I've ever come in contact with.

    Cons

    Whirlpool spends more time working on diversity instead of making great appliances. They focus more on promoting Homosexual's and other ethnic classes and encourage more of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus of Whirlpool should be one that is making a great product instead of worrying about the different diversity in the workplace. It was really annoying and if anyone spoke up against it they were not treated very well after that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Whirlpool Response

    Dec 04, 2014Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your response and providing insight on your experience. I feel compelled to offer some additional insight regarding the comments. Whirlpool is very deliberately focused on our ... More

  8.  

    Pretty pathetic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    If you want a wife and 2 kids at age 20, and want to settle down in a tiny town where everyone knows everybody, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Extremely corrupt HR department, and everyone acts like robots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain top talent- you lost a lot of great employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun minus a few bad apples

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people in engineering and the plants. Worked with many talented and friendly technical folks. Teamwork existed, but not anymore.

    Cons

    Slowly turning into a show -off contest where egos and networking control and true value added work comes second. If you want a technical career, do not apply. Engineering isn't valued and eventually all the fun engineering will be done in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing and start looking for a real job. Don't promote only your friends,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Following the path of the auto industry in the 80's.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    I cannot really think of any except good for people who have no global visions, but stuck in their own Midwestern backwardness.

    Cons

    The culture is full of cronies and those yes men and women!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Straight talk starts from the top.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good people, good products, horrible leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    It is easy to feel good about the products you are making. Everything you could want in terms of a diversified business career opportunity as a finance professional.
    Middle management has some really promising people...assuming they last.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment which is fed by utter lack of leadership from CEO and other senior leaders. Jeff Fettig has no idea what real leadership is, so he has decided to make his mark in "cost leadership". This translates to slashed benefits, hiring freezes and failure to fill vacant positions even as stock price soars. The company grinds employees into the ground and expects they won't complain because there are so few opportunities in SW Michigan. Some senior business leaders are unprofessional and borderline unethical in their treatment of employees, but FOJs (friends of Jeff) are exempt from scrutiny. I could go on but why bother.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the difference between leadership and management. Don't take advantage of employees' loyalty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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