Whirlpool
3.2 of 5 350 reviews
www.whirlpoolcorp.com Benton Harbor, MI 5000+ Employees

Whirlpool Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.2 350 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig

Jeff M. Fettig

(227 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very interested in maintaining a good work/life balance"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Great place to work for someone looking to move up the career ladder"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "The company doesn't support work-life balance idea - you must be prepared for overtime working"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements"
    in 10 reviews
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Great Company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

ProsFriendly employees and great training programs. This company is very committed to providing the very best to customers.

ConsNo much to do in Benton Harbor. Everyone in this city works for the company. Closest major cities are South Bend and Chicago.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I've loved working here for many years!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time

ProsThe pay, benefits, 401K match, and bonus program are all excellent. You will be challenged every day, but the rewards for meeting those challenges are great! Time off is generous.

ConsI don't believe there are any cons here that don't exist in most large corporation these days.

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

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Great company, great brands, limited leadership.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI (US)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood discipline, solid performance, recognition for performance.

ConsPromote wrong people to leadership.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook for true leadership principles when you hire leaders.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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fair company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool

ProsThe company is fair and ethically run. Management wants to see you succeed and will help you to succeed.

ConsIf you are in sales you will need to be open to moving and to grow much with the company you will need to be open to move to Michigan

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Great Place to work

Sourcing Specialist (Former Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI (US)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than a year

ProsCompetitive salary, relaxed atmosphere, friendly people

ConsSmall town, sometimes expectations are not clear

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

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Horrible, unfair, no work life balance

Marketing (Current Employee)
Comerio, PR (US)

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

ProsSuggestive location and canteen, sadly there is nothing else i can say of positive regarding this company

Consyou can be as qualified as you wish, but there are only 2 possibilities to do any career in Whirlpool

- you know someone important in the company
- you are a very pretty/sly woman without conscience (you will need it to kill the possible competition)

Work-life balance? here they do not even know what that is, you can start work at 6 in the morning and finish in the middle of the night, the only recognition you will get is a call from security asking you to go badge because the insurance can not cover us staying in the office for work (so not only you will work for free with your boss complaining because you are not fast enough but you will also not have any insurance against accidents etc). and of course Holiday and Home time do not exist, people will reprimand you because during the night or during your holidays you did not answer to some emails or did some work.

there is no life while you work in Whirlpool but only WORK and zero recognition.

do the smart thing and stay away

all you will find in Whirlpool is pain, anger, hate and disappointment

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the current HR, they are the main reason why people go away from Whirlpool

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Whirlpool

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Whirlpool

ProsThere are several International opportunities

ConsPeople not motivated, lack of meritocracy

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Cog in the Wheel

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Amana, IA (US)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSmart people to work with

Consmisguided top down management style. No job satisfaction. Review system has everyone scared to due anything truly innovative or fun.

Advice to Senior ManagementBack off on the review system. Have smaller teams make decisions on projects. Eliminate top down management style and you may keep good employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Global Director, implementing large scale apps dev, network eng, and end user computing programs, globally.

Global Senior Director - Global Business Solutions (Former Employee)
Benton Harbor, MI (US)

I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGlobal program management opportunities, tremendous individual skills growth opportunities.

Cons"Mom and Pop" feel, Vs Corporate Industry Leader. Both advantageous, and disadvantageous, depending on your level and role within the firm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company is performing well now, but red tape continues to hold back top performers

Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe culture is relaxed with a great work/life balance. The pay is competitive and the bonus for the last two years has been great.

ConsHR continues to hold top performers back ensuring their pay does not exceed their salary bands. This creates little incentive to perform well from a salary perspective, when your merit increase is larger than your promotion salary increase.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the people you've hired do their job. There is no reason a director should be signing $1M contracts when you're a $20B company! Look outside of corporate headquarters for talent and continue to push for solutions to allow global connectivity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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