Whirlpool Corporation’s NAR sales organization has improved its ranking on the Selling Power 50 Best Companies to Sell For 2020 list, rising from #8 in 2019 to #6. Each year, the corporate research team at Selling Power magazine assembles and publishes its list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. This is the 20th consecutive year for the list, which has been in publication since 1981.
“We’re proud to once again appear on this important list,” said David Cichocki, vice president for U.S. sales at Whirlpool Corp. “This ranking validates our commitment to excellence within our US sales organization, and our goal of creating a sales team that lives and breathes the Whirlpool values while serving our customers at the highest level possible.”
The list encompasses companies of all sizes, with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands. To gather data, the Selling Power research team issued a comprehensive application with detailed sections covering these categories:
1) Compensation and Benefits
2) Hiring, Sales Training, and Sales Enablement
3) Customer Retention
Sections were also provided for companies to spotlight any other information about their sales organization and culture that would help the research team fine-tune the rankings.
Selling Power magazine founder and publisher Gerhard Gschwandtner says this list is a critical tool for sales professionals to evaluate their options in an era of extreme change. “Recent shakeups around the globe mean more top sales talent is available to hire, and potential candidates need tools to help weigh options and guide their career choices,” he says. “Each company on this list has created a winning sales culture in its own unique way, with the right tools in place to support a growth-oriented sales career over the long haul.”