Wilson Sporting Goods

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Wilson - A True Sporting Company

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods

Pros

Wilson Sporting Goods is a sports persons dream. Every floor of the headquarters is dedicated to a different sport. The best reasons to work for Wilson Sporting Goods is the team culture and feeling like you are part of the industry. With the team culture, you are expected to be a close player and supporter of company goals and directions. If you are an enthusiastic team member you can really do well here. And you can’t get closer to the action than with the official supplier of footballs to the NFL. The Super Bowl is always a reason for the employees to celebrate.

Cons

Being a sporting goods company, the work environment at Wilson Sporting Goods is highly competitive. Even to the point of being aggressively competitive. If you are not up to the test of being constantly and consistently challenged then this is not the place for you. Sports are aggressive and competitive and so is Wilson Sporting Goods. The IT infrastructure at corporate is very out dated so high speed internet and access to most modern web 2.0 facilities is very limited. In addition the Wilson Sporting Goods brand has been diluted quite a bit. Selling to lower value sales channels such as Wal-Mart and Sam’s club has taken a toll.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have a number of items that would make good feedback to senior management at Wilson Sporting Goods. First, I would tell them that their goals of making a challenging, sports orientated, aggressive environment where the best will not only survive but thrive is being met. And their desire to make everyone to feel part of the team is coming true. I would also caution them on continuing to dilute the value of the Wilson Sporting Goods brand. It has taken a lot of years to build Wilson Sporting Goods, and particularly the Staff brand, into a sports marketing powerhouse. So don’t lose that edge by playing for mass market at the expense of your core, quality customers.

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    all of your sporting good needs

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    Former Employee - Sales in Westminster, MD
    Former Employee - Sales in Westminster, MD

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods

    Pros

    the perks and the people that shop their. the friends and old sports teams that still buy their equipment their just as they did when i was a kid. I would work from 2;45 till 930 every night right after school it got old after a little while but it was a job nothing serious. the only thing that i really did not like was the computer systems. They were so old that half the time credit cards would not work sometimes we would hav to ask if they had cash. with all this being said it was a great first job but i needed a career change.

    Cons

    the pay and the hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    relax alittle bit

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good first job

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

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and employee perks such as summer hours, and great employee discount.

    Cons

    Great opportunities if you are in the right "clique".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much "per manager's discretion".

    No opinion of CEO
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