Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
417 Reviews
3.5
417 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 27 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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  1.  

    A great company

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Internal promotions, great people to work with, great values

    Cons

    very little room for negotiation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced, good sales experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, great products

    Cons

    Not a lot of interaction outside of your silo

  3.  

    Great place to start and learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whirlpool

    Pros

    A lot of transverse job opportunities, tied relationships, human workplace

    Cons

    More and more directed by european headquarters where real power stands

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Training and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool is moving in the right direction with their "Straight Talk" philosophy. The management does a good job of rewarding most for their contributions.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to achieve during heavy new product introductions. Major corporation and they go through cost cutting measures that includes job eliminations for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear direction and make sure all factories management are aligned with corporate management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company that tries to do things the right way.

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of smart, motivated employees
    - Company-wide policies and initiatives that promote positive work environment and culture

    Cons

    - some areas (like procurement) are not up to speed with the rest of the org, slows things down
    - too much focus on moving people around too quickly. Let them accomplish something first!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Everyday working there was fun and challenging

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Marion, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Marion, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Great successful company which continues to grow. Worked in Personnel, shipping, benefits and receptionist and loved every minute.

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons for Whirlpool, they treated me great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The changes in the past years have afforded "families having time to be a family" great benefits, and personal growth in promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, Great brands. Poor treatment of employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Whirlpool is the caretaker of some of America's greatest brands in appliances. They make so e excellent products.

    Cons

    The quarter end pushes for volume are endless and almost harassing. Whirlpool also treats older employees like trash, something to be discarded. I have seen time and again high quality people around me disposed of. The latest guy had 13 years of excellent t reviews. 5 weeks ago he was put on a performance plan and now he's gone. No severance nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The EEOC will get you guys some day.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    This is not easy money.

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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The starting pay for someone with no experience in anythins is pretty good.

    Cons

    It gets really hot in the summer and you have very short breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked if they had more company activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Trying to catch up with Sumsung and LG.

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    Current Employee - Master Black Belt  in  Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Master Black Belt in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The culture is under slow change looking forward to satisfy customer with new demands. Almost nothing to worry after 8 hours. Product safety is a great concepts ahead of others, but also a disadvantage to hold up the speed of projects to deliver. A good learning environment for students from school as too much training programs would be provided. Personal growth is strongly limited after 5+ workings.

    Cons

    Still under thinking of how to move up with previous Maytag leftover mfg and tech centers. Engineering knowledge is limited due to many reasons, like management inability to handle resource, bureaucratic culture accumulated so much in its headquarter, loosen control for organizations, unclear definition of advance development and product development, political groups in tech centers based on countries, etc,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open eyes to Sumsung and LG, learn how to speed up a project development and product delivery with balance of resource and incentives. Fire people who are unable to finish the mission and who can't adapt to culture change for a fast moving company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of opportunity; lots of work; tons of politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are pockets of amazing people in Whirlpool. Amazing people who encourage, inspire and do great work that is connected to a higher order purpose. There are some really outstanding leaders here.

    Cons

    There are pockets of highly political, self serving, egocentric and demoralizing leaders that are unfortunately very highly placed within the company. These leaders say the right words, but their behavior doesn't match the company's values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flush the politics and ego trips from the highest levels of the organization. Enable, empower and trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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