Wolverine World Wide

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Updated March 10, 2015
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Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger
Blake W. Krueger
7 Ratings

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. Fantastic, Forward thinking company!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

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

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for, in my opinion they care as much about their employees as they do about their consumers! They provide many opportunities for enthusiastic, energetic and hard working people to tune their skills through coaching and training. They promote from within as far as their retail side from what I saw but are also keen on making sure the right person fits the right job so when needed they will hire from outside. I worked for their Merrell Brand and see a bright future for the Brand and the company as whole. While they are relatively young in direct consumer sales, in the 5 years I was with them they made leaps and bounds becoming more efficient in distribution, marketing and customer relations. They included their Merrell brand retail store managers in their spring brand conference where managers were able to see the coming years styles and get an insight to the direction the company was headed. They provided training for managers at this time which included things such as personality recognition for coaching and training of staff, how to effectively network and recruit and much more. This proved an invaluable tool for myself and my peers to direct our stores in the direction we needed for improvement and success.

    Cons

    Their yearly review did not always appreciate the hard work of the retail staff however in my last year they made GREAT changes to the review that helped recognize great employees.

    Advice to Management

    The store managers I met do a great job - they hire people who are passionate about the product they sell - they are unique - they are extreme, in their passions and sometimes their lifestyle. Dont take away this great environment by forcing employees to wear uniforms and name tags, or preventing managers from hiring a great candidate because they have non-offensive tattoos or piercings or hair colors - you are a forward thinking company, dont get stuck in the thinking of yesterday where a person's appearance decides how successful they can be.


  2. Good company

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

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

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

    Pros

    Good management and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Very large company and hard to network.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job. Keep focus on winning with the people.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Internship Expereince

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people, great networking opportunities, laid back (business casual) company culture, discounts to all 16 brands.

    Cons

    Honestly, I enjoyed the entire experience.


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  5. Marketing

    • 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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of free shoes every day

    Cons

    Strict in rules; very professional


  6. Helpful (1)

    Spectacular

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Steady work. Not challenging. No real commitment to excellence necessary. Very easy to get the job.

    Cons

    You start as a temp and have a two year hire-in waiting period. Upward mobility and advancement opportunities virtually non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Hire in based on merit, not seniority.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good culture/benefits with advancement opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

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

    Pros

    Wolverine Worldwide is currently growing and offers opportunities all over the world. It seems as though many of the people in current management (of certain brands at least) have been promoted from within the company. That indicates great advancement opportunities. The company will cover up to 80% of employees' post grad schooling if it's applicable to their job. Overall, I absolutely love my job and the people I work with.

    Cons

    It is a large, publicly traded company, so it comes with a few of the same drawbacks as any large corporation faces. The battle between keeping employees happy and stockholders happy can get hard at times, I'm sure. So far, this has not negatively affected me at all, but I've seen it affect some others when offices have been moved and etc...

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within and work on training current good employees to take over leadership roles in the future.


  8. An amazing Company and Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in América (Peru)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in América (Peru)

    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

    collaborative, exciting and growing stronger daily

    Cons

    NA non that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have an open door policy


  9. Great Opportunities

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

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time

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

    Pros

    Wolverine Worldwide values their employees. They offer them tuition reimbursement, an excellent menu of benefits, and they often promote from within.

    Cons

    As in any organization, Wolverine has made many structural changes. Although these moves were for the benefit of the greater good and for the health of the business, it still causes ill feelings with those friends and family members whose jobs have been lost.



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