Wolverine World Wide

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Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
51 Reviews
3.0
51 Reviews
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Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger
Blake W. Krueger
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • No work-life balance, you are expected to work late and show it, (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Long Term Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    Strong historical results. Portfolio of good brands. Corporate office is located in an are at that provides a good quality of life. Income opportunities are reasonable at senior levels.

    Cons

    Over the last 5 to 8 years, leadership has dramatically weakened. The company has become over weight with attorneys and accountants in senior roles. Lack of merchants and experiences shoe industry professionals will likely impact the growth in the long-run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the shoes, the people that know about them and the customers that buy them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rise through the ranks with an abrupt halt

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Quick advancement opportunities for the right candidate

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at WWW was really nice, people are great.

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    Former Employee - Dealer Account Representative in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Dealer Account Representative in Rockford, MI

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

    Pros

    Treat their employees as equals.

    Cons

    Business decisions created loss of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Woodburn, OR
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Woodburn, OR

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wolverine Worldwide is an amazing company with wonderful values.

    Cons

    At this level, work life balance is not possible .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper on-boarding is essential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    They are a fair company with great opportunity

    Cons

    Multiple layers of management, sometimes difficult to penetrate these layers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer up and comers opportunities to gro and learn

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    Friendly Environment to Work in

    Cons

    Lack of transparency about things happening around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the talent that you have and that you can source. The company never make people, its the people who make the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Opportunity for growth at Wolverine Worlwide

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    WWW 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Competitive 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.

    Cons

    None in my time with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Credit Officer

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

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    To build on employees performance and promote job expansion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    Probably 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Lose 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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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