Whirlpool among the “50 Best Companies to Sell For”



Whirlpool Corporation has been named as one of the “50 Best Companies to Sell For” by Selling Power magazine, a leading periodical for sales managers and sales VPs since 1981. Companies included on the list are evaluated for customer growth and retention; hiring, compensation and sales training; and company recognition and reputation. Whirlpool has developed a special training environment focused on the individual needs of the sales person: including the company’s Real Whirled sales immersion program. The experiential training program places eight early-career professionals in sales/marketing in a two-story, eight-bed, eight-bath, four-kitchen condominium near Whirlpool’s headquarters in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The participants spend 10 weeks living together while they use and experience products from within the corporation’s portfolio of brands, as well as competitors’, to learn them inside and out. This serves as the foundation for their roles as sales development representatives (SDRs) for the company. «At Whirlpool Corporation – said Sam Abdelnour, vice president of sales – we continuously look for the very best sales talent, who are also a good fit with our company values and culture. Then we invest heavily in their development, professional growth and success. We are very proud of our sales people and consider them among the best in our industry.»