Wolverine World Wide

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Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated May 7, 2014
Updated May 7, 2014
41 Reviews

3.1
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Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger
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  1.  

    Flexible and fun environment at Merrell Store at Union Square in San Francisco.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great for college students looking for a flexible schedule. Fun, relaxed environment. Awesome discount. Destination location means lots of tourists.

    Cons

    Language can sometimes be a barrier when assisting tourists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The color assortment in North American market is on the conservative side and needs to be expanded. It would be great if staff had access to language tutorials at destination locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fairly good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Awesome products with a good employee discount.
    People for the most part are nice to be around.

    Cons

    Retail is just a boring industry.
    Area managers try to micromanage stores a bit too much.
    Low hourly wage.
    My store had many internal employee issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grant Store Managers and their AMs/KHs more autonomy.
    No need for updates every 2 hours on sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's a Customer First Business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Rockford, MI

    Pros

    Busy work environment, got a chance to work with a lot of different teams. Each day brought different work. Could work from home when needed because I had a lap top.

    Cons

    It's not about what you know, it's who you know. No official mentorship programs to try and learn more/different things. You had to find someone who might have time to fit you into their schedule. It's about the shareholders, and how they report to the stock exchange. They will cut anyone if it helps the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are only as good as your employees. Eventually all of these cuts will give you a bad name, if it has not already.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for the short term

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Rockford, MI

    Pros

    Great work life balance. If you are in the right work group it can be very rewarding. Some groups really "get it" and can move things forward. Easy to meet goals.

    Cons

    Old senior executive mind set. Talk about moving things forward but nothing comes of it. Squeeze every little bit out of the middle and bottom so the top execs can get their bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Brookville Ohio DC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brookville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookville, OH

    Pros

    The best reason to work at wolverine is if you just need a job without a preference
    There are a few times where you will feel appreciated by management providing your lunch or having a cook out.
    If you do what you are supposed to and are a regular full time employee expect a stable job.

    Cons

    To start you are brought in as a temporary employee and have to earn your keep that doesn't always pay off since you could be layed off when the company does not need you any longer.
    Management has a Micromanagement style that hurts - If you are in a starter position you probably won't feel that micromanaged presence yet but you will after some time.
    Managers often discount in a large way their employees experience -
    Managers often discount employees efforts at times
    Some of the management has a negative attitude with employees and can at times display unprofessional ways of dealing with matters
    Lead management is closed behind a Security door along with HR - If you have a problem then you need to discuss this problem with your direct Supervisor even if you don't want them to know about your issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that your employees are your customers too.
    The Changes that you make big or affect the morale of the whole building

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wolverine World Wide has many divisions covering a full range of footwear for the family.

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - District Manager in Rockford, MI

    Pros

    A great team to work with out in the field. Many long term employees (10 Years Plus.) in the field and corporately. That says a lot about a company. Excellent footwear brand stable.

    Cons

    I can only speak to the Global Retail Group. Pay is average to below average for the market. Culture in the last few years has changed drastically. Team members have little value. An upper management leader said to me Managers and District Managers are expendable. It is all about what have you done for me lately? Bonus is impossible to make any longer with the current format. I believe that is y design.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to caring about who goes to the wall for you everyday. It is really about people and not about the numbers. Unhappy team members are a cancer in any organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    like your in a soap opera

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitting Stitcher  in  Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Fitting Stitcher in Big Rapids, MI

    Pros

    good benefits, paid holidays, paid vacation after a year, 401 k, eduaction reimbursement with good grades company related feild

    Cons

    over worked, rude, lie, back stabbing, discriminating,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think twice who you pick for supervisors

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Zero opportunity to advance career in central services areas of the company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    Pros

    There are a lot of nice, hard-working people getting the job done every day. Good product.

    Cons

    Patriarchal company that is not female friendly. Very few women in senior leadership roles. The few who are do not attempt to mentor other women to help them advance into senior leadership. Zero opportunity to advance career in central services areas of the company. Best opportunity is to work within one of the brands, but seeking to transfer from a central services area to a brand is discouraged and, I suspect, often sabotaged. Corporate values are words only, not embodied by senior leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to become more open to the personnel that perform the daily work that truly contributes to the success of the company. Seek to become approachable by staff at all corporate levels. Currently, the CEO does not even make eye contact or say hello when he passes less senior staff in the hallway.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work but need to be in the in-crowd for any hope of advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Rockford, MI

    Pros

    Good co-workers, laid back atmosphere, decent benefits

    Cons

    No vision insurance, hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the ME attitude, it takes a whole bunch of people below you to get the results you wanted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Be prepared to be over worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Friendly corporate employees who are easily accessible. The company offers unlimited sick days for salaried personnel. Competetive pay for high volume stores.

    Cons

    The company insults their employees by releasing quarterly earnings in the hundred millions of dollars and then only giving 2% raises. They do not provide enough payroll to support the volume of the stores. Lower volume stores work on single coverage most of the time, not allowing employees to take proper breaks. HR is too concerned with not having employees upset rather than doing what is right to run the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to get what you want from your teams and the colume you want from your stores you need to invest in provided all the tools necessary including appropriate payroll. $2800 in payroill for a store that does $38k a week is not nearly enough when half of that goes to the store manager and assistant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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