Wilson Sporting Goods

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Wilson Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
20 Reviews
3.3
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    For the love of the game

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place if you love sports

    Cons

    Not getting rich anytime soon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Product Line Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great culture, people are awesome, atmosphere is fun

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, poor raises if promoted from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Poor Company to Work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods

    Pros

    The corporate office in Chicago is nice.

    Cons

    Layoffs, they don't pay well, no diversity, HR has no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more progressive policies and stop being so stuck in the 90s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Research & Development (Innovation Center)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods

    Pros

    -Relaxed/Fun Work Environment
    -Young or "young at heart" employees
    -Work environment very conducive to collaboration/innovation
    -Large amount of time testing sporting goods products
    -See product development from concept generation through production under one roof
    -Very flexible scheduling

    Cons

    -Lack of innovation opportunity due to marketing bottleneck
    -Upper management seemed slightly unorganized
    -New employee training programs relatively non-existent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the people are even better!

    Cons

    Pay is not very good

  7.  

    Finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Good Company
    Great Co Workers
    Great Work Life Balance

    Cons

    No room for growth in the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; A long tradition as a leader in the industry; good company values

    Cons

    In manufacturing, work-life balance sometimes suffers due to the seasonal nature of the business.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Iconic American Company Under bad European management!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Co-Workers to work with. And great mid level management. Cutting edge technology and concepts.

    Cons

    Terrible upper level senior management. Behind in technology compared to the competition, like Nike, Adidas and the North Face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop protecting mediocre work in upper management, and invest in your employee core. Develop talent from within and hold managers who don't perform accountable. The lack of communication in this company is what is proving to be a true failure in the age of communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getting better?

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

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great employees and supervisors to a point,enjoy working with my co-workers. Good discount program.

    Cons

    No great advancement opportunities,unless you are good friends with supervision. Even seen one employee told by his supervisor that he was awarded a crew leader position that he interviewed for,but,15 minutes later,he was told that the mgr. decided to give the position to someone else that didn't interview. They have an efficiency program,that has some misgivings,like an across the board number to reach,but,each person that is doing the job could be way ahead of others,and you have one or two people that do the easiest jobs while everybody else has to hustle to attain their goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more into the way raises are given,using the efficiency system to deny raises is unfair,you have one or two people doing jobs with assistance from the supervisor,which gives them a tremendous jump on everyone else,then when others don't make the numbers mgmt. can show numbers and say that is the reason you do not get a raise. At the Nashville SRDC,we do not get personal days,sick days,we are told that we get enough time off with holidays,and vacation time. Now if a person misses a day due to a sickness,we are told we get 1 point against us,5 points within a year can result in termination?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    One big family.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of the employees have dedicated most of their lives to making Wilson what it is. The brand personality is the company personality; humble, happy and full of quality. It is fun to have sporting equipment all around you all day long and with the casual attire, it makes work seem like play.

    Cons

    The company is full of veterans who are hard to change and newbies who tend to not know what they are doing. There is not a lot of mentoring, so you are on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Straighten out the career paths. Lose the matrix reporting. Brag more about the brand. Keep the coffee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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