Wolverine World Wide

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Opportunity for advancement, poor pay for non-executives, horrible work environment, unfriendly exec mgmt (upstairs).

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

I worked at Wolverine World Wide

Pros

Very large company that does a great job of promoting from within. Tremendous opportunity for those that are patient (5 year minimum). Some very sharp group and brand managers. Good place to learn. Grand Rapids (20 minutes away) is an up-and-coming town - safe, family friendly, great schools, etc.

Cons

Terrible pay unless you are a director or above. Limits on how large of a pay increase an individual can receive when promoted or changing jobs. Office environment is horrible, very boring. Plan to work (in office) from before 8 to 6 at least, unless you are part of "the club" and then you come and g as you please. Sr. executive team is not approachable and on the attack in meetings. A lot of dinosaurs that resist change. Very very political.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Easy opportunity to improve employee experience. Find something that sets WWW apart as far as perks for employees or the office environment. Certain competitors offer paid time off for volunteering, team building trips, 3:00 Fridays, work from home, etc. Do something to make the work experience fun.

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    Opportunity for growth at Wolverine Worlwide

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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

    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.

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    Mixed feelings about the management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    There is a vast opportunity to learn and bring about change. The management encourages change

    Cons

    The work culture is a little laid back, and a lot of people in the top management are not very supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to motivate your workforce, and get rid of the strong headed people in the management who do not embrace change.

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