Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2014
Updated 12 December, 2014
445 Reviews
3.5
445 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.  

    Good start

    • Comp & Benefits
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    A good albeit old-fashioned company

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

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

    Pros

    Good values
    Good pay for the area
    Friendly people
    Lots of opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Old-fashioned view of work structure - poor cafeteria options, less flexible work hours & arrangements
    Relatively boring - not much enthusiasm about anything but work
    Small amount of vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Refrigeration needs help. Lots of possibilities.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay for such a small town. Small town with a big city feel. Awesome beaches and PGA golf course nearby. Good young engineers and CAD Designers with tons of potential.

    Cons

    Quality numbers are horrible. Some numbers in refrigeration are above 50% for service calls. We continue to give former maytag plants too much pull. There is a reason why maytag didn't survive and we are being pulled to go down the same path. We have hired a completely new work force for refrigeration but will never reap the rewards of innovation because of the old school thinking still being pushed by Amana.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow our new investments and people to drive the change needed in refrigeration.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They are a wonderful company to work for.

    • 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

    Lots of attention to career development. There is a great focus on work life balance.

    Cons

    The challenges are working at the headquarters, the location is a small town.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company. Lots of room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Middle Amana, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Middle Amana, IA (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not overworked, good pay, solid company, and good leadership

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal. Offices are old and dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money in the office area to increase office moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best place to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by good people. People oriented company. Ethical business.

    Cons

    Traditional way of working. Processes makes things slow. Less salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work, need to be energetic

    • 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

    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

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