Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
429 Reviews
3.4
429 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 28 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 17 reviews)


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

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good start

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    • 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

    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
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (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.  

    Good place to work, need to be energetic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    the people are great, a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    very fast paced organization, accountability does not always fall in the right place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool's values penetrate everything we do so you can feel that spirit in daily interactions. The culture is one where employees have respect for one another and create an atmosphere of inclusion.

    Cons

    Whirlpool can move slow at times. With a very large, matrixed organization, it can be hard to drive to get to decisions quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growth. Organic growth. Appliances are a great business but we need to find ways to create incremental revenue streams.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Amana, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Amana, IA (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good for starting with no engineering experience. Very friendly people and co-workers. Nice office.

    Cons

    Too much rotation happening in company along with departmental changes making it difficult to have a single person work on a project from beginning to end. The commute is 1.5hrs everyday from Iowa City or Cedar Rapids to Amana, which gets worse during the winter time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vacation time very low, appreciation of work should be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    good experience as intern, good people

    Cons

    none to speak of as of now

  10.  

    Open communication with managers and open to change but lack of financial support.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Advancement but must be self motivated and proactive.

    Cons

    Must be willing to relocate often to advance quicker. Key roles change every 3 or so years, sometimes not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to long term success over short term objective achievements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had an amazing time working with the people. Very friendly and laid back. Great experience that has really opened some doors for me.

    Cons

    Stress of my job sometimes got to me. Position was located in a small town so local attractions/things to do, were low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time bringing lower employees into your office and checking up on them. Give them advice not only about their job, but about their career goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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