Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 388 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(253 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou change role every 18 months

    ConsExtra work hours not work life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood culture, very organized and good at executing plans

    Consmanagement is becoming very cut-throat

    Advice to Senior ManagementNONE

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing at Whirlpool Canada

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsHIgher than average compensation package

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot have the bonus so closely tied to the U.S. results; should be Canadian results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to develop your career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON

    ProsMarket 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.

    ConsWay 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInitially, 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company that values loyalty.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsIt is located in a small town so if you wan't to live in a rural location it is a great option. They really do value development and loyalty so there are opportunities available to develop and in certain cases switch functions.

    ConsCan be somewhat cliquey. If you enter through a rotational program you will have an easier path to growth than as a direct hire. backfilling and promotions are done more on a "who do you know?" basis than by utilizing HR to actively determine who is the best fit. Employees that work in functions outside of Sales, Mktg and Engineering will find it harder to advance. Support functions like finance, supply chain, IT, procurement, etc are much flatter.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a more robust HR department that can better identify and promote talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No right way to do a wrong thing

    Sales Director (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsBureaucracy 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 Senior ManagementWake 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    ProsVery laid back and friendly. Lots of changes to be more lean and to eliminate the old-school mentality with respect to work hours, work attire, years vs. company instead of performance-based promotions, etc. Very short commute unless you decide to make it longer. In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies. Very diverse workforce and lots of international opportunities, if you are interested in that. Many career path opportunities.

    ConsCan be VERY slow to promote its people, especially in the tech center for fabric care (laundry) engineers. Smaller town == no other major employers in the area. Bonus is not guaranteed to be a specific amount; it fluctuates based on company performance == on bad years, salaries are not competitive. Housing prices are higher than normal in the area due to tourism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want top talent to remain, then get rid of the forced ranking system. If you only hire top talent, none of those people want to hear that they are just "ok" or "average". If they are above average, they should be told so, not forced into a bucket so your numbers work out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company, small town

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    ProsGreat company, treats employees well, good advancement options

    ConsVacation town of St. Joseph is nice in summer months, but the lack of city amenities gets old after a few years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep unleashing talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learning culture

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    ProsGood working environment and you can find people that really lives the company values. Company care about people.

    ConsStarting to allow more employee movements among different groups inside organization.. however the process is still slow and burocratic, that sometime makes it easier go to a different company rather than staying inside. Still possible to find cases where leadership dont practive 'walk to talk'.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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