Engaging atmosphere, diverse and inclusive, as opportunistic as you make it
Trade Customer Specialist (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – 14 October 2019
You start as a contractor through Randstad and the conversion process can be a bit long (mine was 15 months), but as long as you meet your metrics and show up you have a fair shot. The atmosphere is engaging. There's never a dull moment. The days always go by quickly because you pretty much stay busy, and the work will make you have to really think, but it's never anything I lose sleep over. Whirlpool is diverse; they have the Pride network for the LGBT+ group, Women's network, and the African American network (FOCUS). No one feels discriminated and it's welcoming. The dress code is also really relaxed. We are allowed to wear jeans and t shirts (given they are appropriate and not full of holes), color our hair, and have exposed tattoos/body piercings. They really go out of their way to keep their employees happy.
My ONLY con is that the pay is a little low for the job. Granted, this is one of the only jobs like this in Knoxville area that you don't have to have a degree for or any prior software experience, but going from a contractor to a full time employee isn't that much in pay bump. Otherwise, I've been here almost two years and I absolutely love it!