Whirlpool

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Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 26 February, 2015
Updated 26 February, 2015
170 Reviews
4.0
170 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Rewarding company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager

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

    Pros

    Rewarded appropriately for efforts and results. Lots of different opportunities available.

    Cons

    Location in Michigan is remote and very cold in the winter. Most career options require relocation to Michigan or relocation every few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on driving speed and encouraging risk taking by your team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Design Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern
    Former Employee - Design Intern

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

    Pros

    Great people working to make high quality products.

    Cons

    Design language already established. Didn't always feel ownership over work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very pleased

    • 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

    Higher education
    Growth opportunity
    Great coworkers
    Amazing facilities
    Growth in the market

    Cons

    Communication
    Lack of encouragement
    Management disconnect
    Dated equipment
    Change in management needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A competent and professional environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Truly multi-national and multi-culture

    Cons

    Far from an urban infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the outsourcing and trust in-house knowledge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Company helps employees to develop their careers giving challenges for those who are interested. Constant effort to improve work environment and employees satisfaction.

    Cons

    Excessive workload, project schedules not well planned. Need to implement new technology faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to plan better project scope and schedule. Mistakes on this step results in excessive work load to employees and difficult to complete all milestones of the project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Big company

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

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great working environment. Colleagues are professional and helpful. Have established process but still have flexibility and opportunity for personal leadership development.

    Cons

    Company is big. You do not always know what others are working on and how they are working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate cross-functional collaboration process into new employee orientation training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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