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Updated April 9, 2015
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Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger
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  1. IT Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    Where did the turkeys go?

  2. Good brands but lack of opportunity, training and promotion for current position.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Lexington, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lexington, NY

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company runs lean which could give job security. It is a stable company with okay benefits. They are working at a better work/life balance. They have good brands and give back to the community.

    Cons

    Management is run by accountants, training is a lost art, you are told you are the biggest asset, but don't feel like one. Compensation is mediocre, with pay raises that will barely match or be above inflation. You are told that they don't promote or pay based on education, so under educated people can get more pay than the educated ones.

    This is a manufacturing company, that runs a retail sidebar. They can run retail like their manufacturing, however they are getting better (learning) at retail.

    Advice to Management

    If people are the biggest asset, then training, compensation, work/life balance should be fostered more.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Be happy to just have a job or be ready to FIGHT for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits package
    company seems stable for the most part
    95% of all of the people are good people, kind people, nice people, that want to work hard and make the company successful.
    lots of promotion from within in the lower level corporate positions
    some great managers that really care about their employees, standing up for them and helping them

    Cons

    Extreme lack of true leaders in management and executive positions.
    Human resources is reactive vs being proactive
    very erratic behavior in terms of letting bad/unqualified employees go but somehow keeping other equally bad employees
    Internal talent or employees who start their career for the company get paid much less than outside talent that comes in later, even with the same skill level. the company pays based on need and not skill since nobody wants to come to rockford. also due to this same reason you can have someone come in from college or an outside company working next to an employee in the same position that worked in the mailroom or was someones assistant without any relevant degree, experience or education, in this case the pay will reflect it but its really strange and not how industry leading companies put teams together.
    Managers are hit and miss... some really bad managers that will throw their employees under the bus and put all the blame on their team and not step up and lead or mentor employees that need it.
    If you dont somehow seem to be getting selected for promotions you will have to build your case and have professional, respectful, but real conversations with your manager or HR every year to make sure that your hard work is getting noticed and rewarded, if you dont you will always get the minimum and nobody will care about helping you further your career, dont think that your actions and hard work speak louder than words, they dont.
    Its really not in the companies culture to cultivate or develop their internal talent, you may get a promotion but then at the same time it may be a job you are completely unqualified for (given to you because there were no qualified candidates that applied or they didnt want to relocate) and didnt get proper mentorship or training for, then when the next restructure comes around you might be out.

    Advice to Management

    be better management

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  5. Stores need more help and communication from leaders

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Its a fairly easy job, fun people to work with, got to travel a lot, decent product (Merrell) and great discounts for employees.

    Cons

    Lots of standing when its slow, pay is not competitive, corporate does not see (or doesnt care to see) what life is like in the retail stores. They ask what can we do better but then they don't listen. Communication from corporate levels are also terrible and needs a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your communication and help your stores drive traffic to them. Do some advertising, nationally or locally, even some easy flyers or a pdf program for the stores to do their own advertising.

  6. Not walking their walk

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some great product to work on, and some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very corporate. Not a lot of participation in the sports surrounding the product they sell.

  7. Depends on your position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Some really great people there.
    Don't cheap out on you when you have to travel.
    Good discounts on their variety of footwear.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive.
    A lot of politics that seem to get worse as the years go on.
    Top execs are greatly rewarded before or at expense of employees.
    Let people go and simply spread the workload onto others with already full loads.
    Say they promote from within, but go outside for majority of management and higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your people are your biggest asset and you should treat them as such.

  8. Growth through acquisition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Received stick options upon hire

    Cons

    Position eliminated due to acquisition

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

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Fairly good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. It's a Customer First Business

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

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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