Whirlpool

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  1.  

    A good albeit old-fashioned company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good values
    Good pay for the area
    Friendly people
    Lots of opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Old-fashioned view of work structure - poor cafeteria options, less flexible work hours & arrangements
    Relatively boring - not much enthusiasm about anything but work
    Small amount of vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I am good worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Fort Smith, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Fort Smith, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    I am always on time for work and never miss work. I like working outdoors. I would like to learn the job .

    Cons

    Whirlpool doesn't care about their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for in a terrible location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Whirlpool is a good company to work for, especially right out of college. You're going to get great experience, excellent pay, and work with some very talented colleagues. This is dependent on which job function you're in but for the most part the work you do will be challenging and rewarding. Work-life balance is great too, I usually work 40-42 hours a week, unless we have something going on then it can creep up near 50 (still not bad). Summer hours are awesome- a lot of people usually around noon on Fridays.

    They also have some nice wineries in the area which I enjoyed a lot!

    Cons

    The biggest con that Whirlpool has going for it is location. It's located in this very small town off the coast of Lake Michigan (I will say the summers are nice) but the winters are awful. It's cloudy every day which in turn makes the town depressing and snows a ton, although this winter it hasn't snowed much. There's not much to do here, especially if you're a young professional, unless you're into winter activities. There's very few young folks within this company (straight from out of college) and that's mostly due to the location and the only reason the few that do decide to come is because of the pay. Good luck finding a nice apartment as well because there's only a couple good apartments in the area and they usually have a waiting list. Most people end up renting a house or apartment house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the politics, it really hinders progress and productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok, but slow career steps

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Industrial Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Industrial Designer

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

    Pros

    Good to combine with family life

    Cons

    Slow, complicated and a lot of promises without real action

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Working at Whirlpool has many pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The company compensates it's employees well and has great values.

    Cons

    The politic atmosphere at Whirlpool can be toxic. Also, the company doesn't take risks with new ideas and systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way employees are rated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Refrigeration needs help. Lots of possibilities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAD Design Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - CAD Design Manager in Benton Harbor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay for such a small town. Small town with a big city feel. Awesome beaches and PGA golf course nearby. Good young engineers and CAD Designers with tons of potential.

    Cons

    Quality numbers are horrible. Some numbers in refrigeration are above 50% for service calls. We continue to give former maytag plants too much pull. There is a reason why maytag didn't survive and we are being pulled to go down the same path. We have hired a completely new work force for refrigeration but will never reap the rewards of innovation because of the old school thinking still being pushed by Amana.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow our new investments and people to drive the change needed in refrigeration.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They are a wonderful company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    Lots of attention to career development. There is a great focus on work life balance.

    Cons

    The challenges are working at the headquarters, the location is a small town.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company. Lots of room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Middle Amana, IA (US)
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Middle Amana, IA (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not overworked, good pay, solid company, and good leadership

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal. Offices are old and dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money in the office area to increase office moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    AWESOME

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    culture is good, i like the company

    Cons

    nothing, everything is upto my expectation

  11.  

    Does not value it's employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clyde, OH (US)

    I have been working at Whirlpool

    Pros

    The only pro I see at this company is that they pay according to the cost of living.

    Cons

    Newly hired even temporary employees are promoted immediately for no reason except that they become good friends with management and with the way they dress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to fire and promote. Speak to everyone before doing so. Not only to a line leader who likes that becomes friends with that person, or that they are married or dating another Advisor. Really find out the way a person really performs their jobs. This company absolutely DOES NOT value it's employees. They are only concerned about the bonus money they receive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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