Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
427 Reviews
3.4
427 Reviews
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Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig
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275 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In general, the work-life balance is above average compared to other large companies (in 28 reviews)

  • The employees of Whirlpool are what make it a great place to work (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance except for those who are part of the inner circle of cronies (in 17 reviews)

  • Wish that upper management was more open to flexible work arrangements (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good start

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    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 place to work if you are looking for a steady job, where you don't have to take work home with you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, smaller office allows for more visibility with senior level managment

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for career advancement, someone has to leave a role to allow for upward movement
    Not very challenging or engaging opportunities, very much the same thing day in day out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I have always been glad to be part of this company

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst

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

    Pros

    Team work, good and liable products

    Cons

    Very few possibility of advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are being requested to say our opinion but this is a dangerous game

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Analyst
    Current Employee - Delivery Analyst

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging environment and very diverse.

    Cons

    Some individual diversity challenges needed for NA employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    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
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Dealer Services Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Dealer Services Representative in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues worked together to achieve results
    Great cooperation and team building

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Support employees with proven track records over blind directives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    good work environment modern work facility

    Cons

    very litte opportunity for career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to provide growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to develop your career

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    • 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
  11.  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool's values penetrate everything we do so you can feel that spirit in daily interactions. The culture is one where employees have respect for one another and create an atmosphere of inclusion.

    Cons

    Whirlpool can move slow at times. With a very large, matrixed organization, it can be hard to drive to get to decisions quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growth. Organic growth. Appliances are a great business but we need to find ways to create incremental revenue streams.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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