Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger
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  1. Had a good internship experience

    Former Intern - Intern in Rockford, MI
    Former Intern - Intern in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship was paid nicely, the people are very friendly and were willing to help you learn and grow in your career.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of direction so if you're a person who needs that, it may not be a fit. On the plus side, it gives you the ability to come up with your own ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to give to for upper management other than maybe provide more direction on what you want your intern to accomplish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Great way to gain experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offers opportunities to grow within the company. They also appreciate hard work, and reward it thusly through raises or promotions.

    Cons

    The upper management may not recognize daily business patterns as well as they'd think, and have hard time understanding why each daily goal isn't met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more within, I saw a couple DMs be brought in from out of the company and while they had good experience, nobody at the retail level respected them because they had not worked those positions so did not understand daily operations fully.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Life work Balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Footwear Designer in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Footwear Designer in Rockford, MI

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Down to earth people, fairly organized, positive attitudes, great team work

    Cons

    short sighted, conservative, no innovation, sales lead vs. design lead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open your minds, be more visionary, expand/focus on women's product

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Overall, a good company to work for. Great benefits and work environment, but very rigid upper management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty competitive, company discounts are great, and co-workers making working at Wolverine a fantastic experience.

    Cons

    Upper management is not able to relate to and motive teams and stores. Communications with upper management feels artificial. Limited upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking time to understand the habits and routines of individual store locations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Long Term Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. Rise through the ranks with an abrupt halt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. Working at WWW was really nice, people are great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. It's a great company to work for esp. if your passion is retail store management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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