Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
401 Reviews

3.5
401 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 26 reviews)

  • Whirlpool is a great place to be in marketing or finance (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 16 reviews)

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You change role every 18 months

    Cons

    Extra work hours not work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    good culture, very organized and good at executing plans

    Cons

    management is becoming very cut-throat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing at Whirlpool Canada

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    HIgher than average compensation package

    Cons

    Male dominated industry and internally. Effort made to improve in the past 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not have the bonus so closely tied to the U.S. results; should be Canadian results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to develop your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Market share leader, Excellent product quality, ok innovation, excellent leadership training, great total comp package including excellent benefits, management allows for some work/life balance, very open communication.

    Cons

    Way too slow to market. Conservative product development process delays many product launches and often allows competition to get the upper hand on introducing new technologies.

    Drive for quarterly results leads to some decisions that have negative long-term consequences.

    Although there is a well developed talent tracking program promotions are often politically motivated. No tolerance for missing a quarter regardless of extenuating circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to feedback from the Employee Engagement survey. Don't dismiss negative outcomes as "childish employees". Deal with the result in a meaningful way.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Import Specialist

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    Current Employee - Import Specialist  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Import Specialist in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Company really cares about it employees and strive to keep everyone happy.

    Cons

    A lot of issues always seem to pop up at random times. A person can easily get lost doing all the dirty work that needs to be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company with a healthy working Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Your work accepted globally. Respect for all the research that you do.

    Cons

    Bad Management and Bad Time Calculation Habbit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Family oriented company based in midwest

    Cons

    Procurement advancement opportunities are limited.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great industry leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Director  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Vision and strategy - clear in North America and Latin America. Not so clear in Europe and Asia.
    Consumer focus - reason why it is still the industry leader.
    Innovation - able to keep revenues.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture.
    Leadership power structure.
    Importance to titles and status.
    Poor alignment globally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Initially, I was only hired for a part-time position. However, I put in a lot of effort during training and was moved to a full-time position. Hard work is definitely noticed.

    Cons

    It can be monotonous, but what work isn't?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    No right way to do a wrong thing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company rich with top talent. Whirlpool has every opportunity to excel and grow and even dominate the industry. It is flush with top talent and those willing to put forth the right efforts to drive the company towards their every goal. You'll find the greatest talent still within the company, while it continues to farm out through attrition the rest of their talent to their competitors and ancillary industries.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is weighing down all the potential. The company feels rotten within itself with cronyism and nepotism awarding positions to people unproven and people who have never stayed within position long enough to actually have delivered against an objective, and yet they thrive with their naive opinions. Too slow to act

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up to the talent loss, clarify the steps and assessment for individual growth. In this industry, you'll need people willing to take risk and management not so eager to hand out punishment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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