Wilson Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Hate to leave...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    summer hours, relaxed atmosphere, great benefits, friendly co-workers, not strict on corporate rules, casual dress.

    Cons

    paid under market salary, only room for growth if you were a collegiate athlete.

    Advice to Management

    hire people who have legitimate experience, instead of people who know how to play the sport.


  2. Great Environment. One of the best places I have worked

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mount Juliet, TN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mount Juliet, TN

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. The management cares about their employees. Great employee benefits

    Cons

    Hard to get hired from a temporary status to full time worker

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. chicago

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Not vert many advancement opportunities.


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  5. Work here if you like being harassed by management - Ada, OH Football Factory

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    Former Employee - Production/Assembly At Football Factory in Ada, OH
    Former Employee - Production/Assembly At Football Factory in Ada, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Let's see pros.......? How about a nice case of carpel tunnel syndrome. Let's move onto cons.

    Cons

    The management here will treat you like your not human, all of the manufacturing is done by hand and that is exactly how they treat you...like human machines, carpel tunnel and other employee injuries are rampant and as soon as you have an injury HR will not approve any workers comp and will try to fire you. Harassment of younger employees by senior employees is encouraged by management, this place is like working with a bunch of middle schoolers and the management and HR are the worst with the drama. There is no opportunity for growth here, they will use you to make their footballs until your body breaks down and get rid of you, or until a senior employee decides they don't like you and works with HR to conjure up a plot to fire you.

    Advice to Management

    Management at the Ada, OH football factory needs replaced completely from plant manager and HR all the way down to the supervisors. They need to hire people that are unbiased that don't act like kindergartners gossiping and spreading rumors. The CEO Chris Consadine is no better than the local management, when he would come to the plant for visits if you would try and address problems with him about issues at the plant not only about the problems with management but also the problems with leather and other materials that were causing bad footballs to be produced, Chris would treat you like scum of the earth like "how dare you speak to me, can't you see I am wealthy, get away from me you peasant", the guy is an arrogant jerk!


  6. Great people, but limited growth opportunity.

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    Current Employee - IL - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IL - Illinois in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Sporting goods company=wonderful working environment

    Cons

    limited pay growth when moving up from within.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to learn about employees responsibilities.


  7. For the love of the game

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place if you love sports

    Cons

    Not getting rich anytime soon


  8. Product Line Manager

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great culture, people are awesome, atmosphere is fun

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, poor raises if promoted from within


  9. Poor Company to Work for

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    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods

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

    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 Management

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


  10. 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


  11. Research & Development (Innovation Center)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods

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

    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



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