Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated July 23, 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. Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Indiana in Richmond, IN
    Current Employee - Indiana in Richmond, IN

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is one of the best around. Work environment is relaxed and dress code is business casual. The days pass quickly due to being very busy. Starting pay is good. Bonus opportunity exists.

    Cons

    Rate of pay increase is slow to come and in very small percentages.


  2. Senior Network Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Rockford, MI

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Casual Dress Code, Great work/life balance, decent salary, great benefits, employee discount on company products, ability to "wear test" shoes, well-reputed company

    Cons

    It can be a little difficult to move up. Promotions are often given simply as a result of longevity, and some promotions are withheld simply based on seniority.


  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


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  5. Great way to gain experience

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great Life work Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Overall, a good company to work for. Great benefits and work environment, but very rigid upper management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

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

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

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Long Term Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Rise through the ranks with an abrupt halt

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Working at WWW was really nice, people are great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Treat their employees as equals.

    Cons

    Business decisions created loss of jobs.

    Advice to Management

    na


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Wolverine Worldwide is an amazing company with wonderful values.

    Cons

    At this level, work life balance is not possible .

    Advice to Management

    Proper on-boarding is essential.



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