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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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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Good start

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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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I have always been glad to be part of this company

Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsTeam work, good and liable products

ConsVery few possibility of advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementWe are being requested to say our opinion but this is a dangerous game

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Delivery Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than a year

ProsChallenging environment and very diverse.

ConsSome individual diversity challenges needed for NA employees

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate, communicate, communicate!

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

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool

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 Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

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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Positive experience except for parent company's forced directives which restricted available talent

Dealer Services Representative (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsColleagues worked together to achieve results
Great cooperation and team building

ConsUpper management/ Parent company decided that only university education was minimum prerequisite regardless of proven documented performance of dedicated employees resulting in massive layoffs

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport employees with proven track records over blind directives

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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ok place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Whirlpool

Prosgood work environment modern work facility

Consvery litte opportunity for career growth

Advice to Senior Managementneed to provide growth opportunities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to develop your career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

I worked at Whirlpool

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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Good Company for a Large Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Whirlpool

ProsChange, stability, competitive, brands, opportunity

ConsSlow making decisions, good ole boy system

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

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Good company Values, especially for such a large organization

Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whirlpool full-time for more than a year

ProsStability, long term job potential. Leadership is trying to unite entire organization, As a whole they are trying to be a leader in everything they do.

ConsMany Corporate projects have too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Although it is being worked on- there are still a lot of separate "companies" under the Whirlpool Umbrella with limited communication

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that projects that are for one division (i.e. Finance) is communicated with others (Service and Sales) so that Whirlpool can give the feeling of a united front to customers, investors, and competitors

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

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