Whirlpool Employee Reviews

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Overall a good company
Senior Account Specialist (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TNOctober 23, 2016
A Typical day is never a typical day. The workload is ever changing and challenging. There was never any down time which made for a busy day, it also made for an exhausting day. Co-workers were great and everyone pretty much helped and respected one another. Management could do a better job in communication.
Pros
good advancement opportunities, good benefits, good diversity within the company
Cons
lack of communication, salary could be better for job function
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Good People, Awful Management
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Amana, IANovember 18, 2016
I was a production supervisor. Upper management has no respect for hourly employees. Everyone is expendable. Culture is terrible, people aren't treated well, mandatory overtime almost EVERY weekend. You get fired if you skip.
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Good pay, very little opportunity to advance, get promoted
Product Development (Former Employee) –  Benton Harbor, MIJuly 25, 2016
Whirlpool is experiencing heavy competition from Korean manufacturers for several years, and struggles to respond with new product innovations. With too many brands in the portfolio Management is battling to figure things out, leaving little or no new product innovation and introductions. There is much strife among product development functions cooperating together. A recent global acquisition has lead to layoffs, indecision and stagnation resulting moral extremely low. It is a big company so few get promoted. Pay is equal to or above similar large companies
Pros
above average compensation
Cons
to many meaningless initiatives, and performance reviews
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good place to work
Powder Coat Specialist, Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Marion, OHJuly 25, 2016
A good place to work, but like all large factories, there are good people and bad people. Overall, they treated me well over the 38+ years I worked there. The work culture is very competitive and aggressive. Management depends on the person in charge..some are terrible, some are amazing. I was fortunate enough to work for some incredibly talented and caring managers, yet I did work for the occasional jerk as well, so I guess it gave me a balance. They promote from within..they recognize your experience and reward you accordingly.
Pros
very community oriented
Cons
wheels turn (change) incredibly slow due to it being a large factory
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Productive fun workplace
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Groveport, OHNovember 24, 2016
This warehouse had alot of incentive programs to offer and much overtime was necessary as a matter if fact there was actually too much. I waa pushing almost 80 hrs a week on a non peak season era. Only bad thing was that my uncle worked there for 8yrs and they only have him 2$ more than what he started in at
Pros
Free lunchs
Cons
Didnt offer pay raises
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Just Another Job
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 16, 2016
This company used to be the best company to work for, now its just another job.The Yearly review is just poor,set up to give you a low rating no matter how much you work.Too much work for one person layed on you always,very stressfull.Health insurance is worst ever.Benefits are not what it use to be.Seems like they let go people just to have fun,no matter how talented they are unfortunately this company is going down hill due to poor decision making and sale strategies,too bad,it used to be an awesome company.
Pros
Flexible hours, non hassling managers
Cons
Long hours, too much workload
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Great company with poor people management system
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Benton Harbor, MIMarch 17, 2016
Whirlpool is a great place for work / life balance.

However, the people management system is still structured to where the perception of someone doing a good job matters more than how they work to achieve best benefits for the company. Ratings are geared around results, which is good, but only as they align to the preference of leaders. It is competitive which means when something fails, someone looses which encourages many to not be wililng to truly take a risk. As such there is a passive/aggressive sub-culture that limits the true potential of everone.
Pros
Work / Life Balance
Cons
Bad people system; lot of management vs. true leadership as a result
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limited capabilities
Executive Associate (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, TN 37323November 30, 2016
This job is fast paced and has many incentive offers. Commission is very fair and you will generally have an open schedule for free time.
Pros
room for advancement, school reimbursement, benefits
Cons
repetitive
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Good starting job
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Greenville, OHNovember 16, 2016
This is a good starting full time job. A good pay rate with friendly and helpful management. Mild physical exertion and a fast pace every day. In my limited experience this could easily be a career.
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Great coworkers, bad management
Fabrication Set-Up & Operator (Former Employee) –  Middle Amana, IASeptember 23, 2016
Management doesn't care about their people and they've been purging people left and right due to unrealistic demands. Also there's a lot of nepotism.
Pros
Pay, advancement, good people
Cons
Early breaks and lunch periods on the foreman's whim
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Great place to work
Line Operator (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, TNNovember 18, 2016
I enjoyed my time working at Whirlpool. Management at Whirlpool treated me with respect. Overall the work culture at Whirlpool was great. However, I wish it was closer to Chattanooga.
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Good Pay / Benefits
System Technician (Former Employee) –  Marion, OHNovember 29, 2016
Good Pay / Benefits, Poor interaction with Management on multiple levels. they portray a caring work environment, but Production is first in most all aspects.
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Solid place to begin, however the St. Joe area leaves something to be desired
Global Information Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Saint Joseph, MIApril 24, 2016
Overall Whirlpool is a fine place for someone to start their career, with strong management and well defined goals and objectives for you when you begin. However the St. Joe area is very small which means your entire life will be based on Whirlpool.
Pros
Flexible time off, vacation days, strong management, flexability in tasks
Cons
Small area, older work culture
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Whirlpool
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Amana, IAOctober 27, 2016
Fast paced environment, there is chance for advancement over time. If you can handle repetition and same task day in day out several hours a day then it's okay.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Enviroment, organization.
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Average Factory Work
Conveyor Attendant (Former Employee) –  Marion, OHMay 2, 2016
After working here for awhile you will see that you are valued as just another number on their list of employees. 15yrs ago the employees used to be valued. Now they are just a number on a piece or paper. Benefits are average, and smoking is prohibited on the property. Room for advancement is minimal unless you have a Bachelor Degree.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Poor Management, Lack of Benefits, Expensive Cafeteria, No Smoking
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If you work for a 3PL, Good Luck!
Logistics Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Findlay, OH 45840August 16, 2016
If overtime is what you are looking for, you found it. Working for one of Whirlpool's 3PL Warehousing facilities, you will find, its common to work 60-72 hours a week. No opportunities for advancement. Many of the "Bid Jobs" are actually at a lower wage than the operators. No appreciation for Family life, or any life outside of the facility. The supervisors are non-linear when it comes to rules and disciplinary actions so some shifts get away with far more than other shifts. Every 3 years, the facility rebids and whirlpool has the opportunity to change 3pl. So don't grow roots unless you want to restart all the hard work you've done, with a new company
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Nice company with nice people
Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Benton Harbor, MIMay 27, 2016
- Stability in business
- Friendly team
- Relationship based result oriented management
- Hardest part is frequent changes in leadership and directionless middle management
Pros
Work culture and people excellence
Cons
Limited career path, Global leverage and management
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Good Work life balance
Dryer Controls Lead (Former Employee) –  Benton Harbor, MIOctober 17, 2016
Stove piped organization with poor project management. Projects not sufficiently integrated resulting in cost and schedule inefficiencies.Talented staff but generally inexperienced and leadership tendency to allow engineers to run open loop. General lack of earned value performance metrics resulting in frequent late deliveries and cost over runs.
Pros
Excellent employee training
Cons
Limited management oversight in terms of schedule and cost performance to plan
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The only good thing here is the pay
Line Worker/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Marion, OHJanuary 29, 2016
The only really difficult part of the job is the speed at which one is required to work. The coworkers were, in general, nice people who're fun to be around. the downsides of this place, however, are numerous. You usually have maybe a days notice of overtime, which is mandatory. The management does little to fix problems and is content to blame and punish whoever is at hand. They make a big deal about all the benefits and significant pay raise you can get once you're hired in (it's a temp-to-hire workplace) but they'll find an excuse to fire you before they have to give you all these things in order to pad their bottom line.
Cons
bad management, too much overtime, general poor treatment
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Job was simple tasks but was expected to do too much in 30 seconds specially without air conditioning
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Amana, IADecember 21, 2016
horrible work envirorment!! No air conditioning and don't allow time for you to stop and take a drink even when needed. I go so dehydrated that my I was almost put in the hospital and than got fired for not calling in everyday when they had a note from my Dr saying I couldn't work till futher notice.
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