Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger
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Pros
  • Some great product to work on, and some great people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • good benefits, paid holidays, paid vacation after a year, 401 k, eduaction reimbursement with good grades company related feild (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • At this level, work life balance is not possible (in 3 reviews)

  • Not employees and not the growth of the brands (in 3 reviews)

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  1. After the wolverine buyout, Striderite was never the same

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    location, flexible hours, good coworkers

    Cons

    Bad upper management. new owners came in touting 'we bought you because you know what you're doing' then managed in 2 years to pulverize moral with constant layoffs and shifting responsibilities. So sad.

    Advice to Management

    Let the experts in their jobs do just that - their jobs!


  2. so-s0

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    Current Employee - Manager in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time

    Pros

    rate them a 3 out of 5, meets expectations. Not a great company to work for but not a bad one.

    Cons

    again, keep your nose clean and do your job and go home, and you'll be rewarded with....a paycheck. Dont expect a pat on the back or loyalty. But i've had worse so if you're out of work, go ahead and apply. You'll do fine if you're reasonably competent. Just dont get all excited if they hire you.

    Advice to Management

    why..like anyone would listen or give a care? not going to waste my breath. They are managers, not leaders.


  3. IT Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time

    Pros

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    Where did the turkeys go?


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  5. Helpful (1)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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


  7. Stores need more help and communication from leaders

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Not walking their walk

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Depends on your position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Growth through acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Received stick options upon hire

    Cons

    Position eliminated due to acquisition


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.



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