Wolverine World Wide

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Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
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3.1 41 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

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

Blake W. Krueger

(23 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Rise through the ranks with an abrupt halt

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rockford, MI

    ProsQuick advancement opportunities for the right candidate

    ConsIt seems that short term results for shareholders out way long term growth opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementYes it is important to focus on short term results but it is often used to effect the reporting in order to make quarterly and annual numbers. Consider looking longer term - longevity and maximum results of an organization are fulfilled by adding more value to long term planning and its results to create an overall win of the company. Low hanging fruit is great but continuing to farm will produce results long after one has departed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at WWW was really nice, people are great.

    Dealer Account Representative (Former Employee) Rockford, MI

    ProsTreat their employees as equals.

    ConsBusiness decisions created loss of jobs.

    Advice to Senior Managementna

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a great company to work for esp. if your passion is retail store management.

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Woodburn, OR

    ProsWolverine Worldwide is an amazing company with wonderful values.

    ConsAt this level, work life balance is not possible .

    Advice to Senior ManagementProper on-boarding is essential.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rockford, MI

    ProsThey are a fair company with great opportunity

    ConsMultiple layers of management, sometimes difficult to penetrate these layers

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to offer up and comers opportunities to gro and learn

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rockford, MI

    ProsFriendly Environment to Work in

    ConsLack of transparency about things happening around

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the talent that you have and that you can source. The company never make people, its the people who make the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity for growth at Wolverine Worlwide

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rockford, MI

    ProsWWW has over 100 year history in the footwear business, manufacturing and sales. The people who work for the company are incredibly nice and committed to the company. It has a good formula for financial success with a broad stable of brands and distribution in over 140 countries worldwide. It has relatively young senior management team that is introducing new ways of doing business.

    ConsThe 100 year history also has resulted in entrenched, old-world business practices which are difficult to change organizationally. The company is located in Western Michigan, a beautiful, but remote area making it difficult to recruit top talent and a pain for business travel. Also, not a pool of diverse talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are on the right track. Continue to drive standards and requirements high to build bench strength. Takes some risk: fund professional development and drive sales growth vs. control expenses. Work harder to build relationships w/customers and consumers alike.

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    Great company to work for!

    Store Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive Renumeration, Opportunity for advancement, Well thought out Training, Great People, and a strong upper and field management team made for a great place to work.

    ConsNone in my time with the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing... you have a great team of people who are doing a great job of driving your brands business. I look forward to seeing your continued growth and would happily work for Wolverine again if the opportunity presented itself!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Credit Officer (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsIn line with my pass experience in the Footwear Industry. It was also in line with my pass collection activities and pass credit experience

    ConsThe company does not realise the work load involves at employee level and does not take necessary course of action to balance out the work load to run the departments with effeciency with a reasonnable and acheivables goals per employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo build on employees performance and promote job expansion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally good, but weak CEO who doesn't get it.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProbably depends on which group, but the Outdoor Group culture is pretty good. Lots of great people who are passionate about the brands and the outdoor lifestyle. A ton of potential with more investment.

    ConsVery conservative both personally and from a business perspective. Purely numbers driven with very little commitment to brand building and long-term growth strategy. "Double digit growth" is not a strategy, even if the Street likes it. Structure makes it very risk-averse with little willingness to invest in marketing and brand development. A footwear manufacturing company trying to play in a brand world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLose the current CEO who is not respected by anyone within the company. There is strong leadership within the company, but just not at the highest level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    product line manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome truly creative and fair people

    Consdon't have a competitive benefits package

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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