Whirlpool Reviews

Updated 18 April, 2015
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  1. Has good areas to work in and bad areas, like most companies. You can move around to find your place if you are patient

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of areas to work in engineering, like design, labs, technology, etc. Also can make lateral moves through several product categories.

    Cons

    Medical plan is expensive and complicated to maneuver if you want to get the most out of it.
    Some areas really have poor leadership with no good long term plans, but at least you can move around to other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Think longer term, figure out what the customer wants/needs 5 years from now so we can beat the competition, instead of matching what they have in the market today and staying behind them.

  2. Ex whirlpool technical project leader

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    Former Employee - Michigan in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Michigan in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid benefit, OK if you are an engineer isolated from Marketing. They have some very cool products in the consumer goods space. Work like is well managed. Not many people work late.

    Cons

    Very relationship driven company. You will need to invest in your work relationships as much as technical delivery. At times, the relationship investment matters more than actual technical knowledge. The typical marketing teams are *very* short sighted and reactionary.

    Advice to Management

    Start holding the marketing teams accountable to long range plans and the research that is needed to development the plans. Way too much seat of the pants planning - but it gets sold based on the charisma of the marketing director.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SQE in Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - SQE in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good challenges.
    Decent pay and work hours

    Cons

    Management says one thing and does other.
    Conflicting goals

    Advice to Management

    None

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    Siloed and slow to change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pays well, with ample benefits. Culture is pleasant, very little yelling, facilities improving and wonderful, but small community.

    Cons

    Very much works in silos. Has a very hard time embracing cross functional work and leaders are constantly defending their turf. Do not look for your leader to help you develop in your career.

    Advice to Management

    The talent growth and career pathing is a mystery to the rank and file. The politics and continual alignment of people to make decisions is stifling. Many creative people leave the organization due to these issues.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible to needs of contractors

    Cons

    contract workers feel left out of the equation

  7. It was a great experience where I learned skills that I otherwise wouldn't have acquired while still attending college.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, TN (US)
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, TN (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The skills acquired including customer service and communication were a great addition to my resume. Overall, a good experience for someone needing experience.

    Cons

    Too micromanaged for my liking. Every single second was observed and timed including breaks and lunch. All was recorded on the computer.

    Advice to Management

    Find a different way to manage breaks and time away from the phones. It is both stressful and unnecessary to manage workers like that.

  8. A multinational and challenging environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, Strong Processes, Global Size

    Cons

    Location, EMEA Performance, Bonus, Benefits

  9. Enjoyable office environment but lacks professionalism.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed, hard work is rewarded, friendly culture

    Cons

    Lack of any perks or benefits, some people could be seen to be passive aggressive in their approach to things

  10. Great opportunities for young people!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    lots of challenges, good school, structured development plan for people

    Cons

    matrix organization is not allowing to lead with speed

  11. Mostly about the money, sometimes about the customer.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager

    I worked at Whirlpool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training, Information, Technology and some compensation packages.

    Cons

    continually changing policies that are reactive rather than proactive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the members down channel.

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