Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
464 Reviews
3.6
464 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

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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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    • 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.  

    My experience is very important for my career and have created opportunities to participate the large projects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Joinville (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Joinville (Brazil)

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The salary is attractive and benefits too. Another important point is how the persons are commitment and huge ownership.

    Cons

    I think the goals should be for medium and/or long term, just focusing in short term can create not friendly environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Great Experience and people.

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Management really helps with career development.

    Cons

    Only paid $30k a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and show me the money!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Is a great company to learn and develop global carreer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Joinville (Brazil)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Joinville (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Trainings
    Global opportunities
    Use o leading tools, technologies and methodologies

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Conflictics between global and local objectives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Good area to raise family

    Cons

    Small town can be a negative for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good company in small town

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay with a great work life balance. Focus on development is dependent on managers, so can be a positive or a negative. Culture is evolving to be more open and transparent.

    Cons

    Location is a small town, so you will see many colleagues outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good middle management, growing fast and absorbing lots, including workload

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

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

    Pros

    lots of freedom to move jobs and functions, new facility upgrades, small town

    Cons

    lower end of pay scale, small town, senior leaders too short term focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to refocus on product vs. just financial growth and size. Losing some of the small company feel as well as entrepreneurship and innovation. Need to better balance work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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