Wolverine World Wide
3.1 of 5 37 reviews
www.wolverineworldwide.com Rockford, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
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3.1 37 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger

Blake W. Krueger

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Working at WWW was really nice, people are great.

Dealer Account Representative (Former Employee)
Rockford, MI

I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTreat their employees as equals.

ConsBusiness decisions created loss of jobs.

Advice to Senior Managementna

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Store Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Team!!! Easy work... mostly stand there because you don't have anything to do. The company doesn't send you any product to sell. All they want you to do is sale, sale,sale,sale.

ConsCompany is extremely controlling. You can't even use the restroom without getting permission from your DM. DM is very lazy and hasn't been to my store is 7 months, she just calls and sees if everything is okay. She is completely unreachable. If you need help she tells you to call another store manager. She only works three days a week and you get no help whats so ever!!! southwest district is failing and no one cares!!! Absolutely no support by my DM.
If they don't like you then they will find petty violations to get you fired " You didn't take out the trash you're fired!!!!! I made a huge mistake accepted to work here... I'm getting out the second I can......

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want us to be great store managers give us the tools to do our job. It is absolute embarrassing that we turn away 80% of our customers because we don't have product to sell them. We have so much administrative tasks to do but we don't have a office. All you give us is a metal folding chair and a small plastic table. This shows you really could careless about us.

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Fairly good company to work for.

Key Holder (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Wolverine World Wide part-time for less than a year

ProsAwesome products with a good employee discount.
People for the most part are nice to be around.

ConsRetail is just a boring industry.
Area managers try to micromanage stores a bit too much.
Low hourly wage.
My store had many internal employee issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementGrant Store Managers and their AMs/KHs more autonomy.
No need for updates every 2 hours on sales.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A few great brands but overall a very disappointing work experience

Sales Analyst (Former Employee)
Rockford, MN

I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat Brands
A lot of really good people

ConsPoor leadership
Top down approach that does not value input
Senior Leadership does not appreciate open or direct feedback
Very poor process mtg

Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership needs to connect more closely with the brands in order to drive great brand mtg and growth. Sr. leadership seems "to corporate" and fully disconnected from the brands.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's a Customer First Business

Manager (Former Employee)
Rockford, MI

I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time

ProsBusy work environment, got a chance to work with a lot of different teams. Each day brought different work. Could work from home when needed because I had a lap top.

ConsIt's not about what you know, it's who you know. No official mentorship programs to try and learn more/different things. You had to find someone who might have time to fit you into their schedule. It's about the shareholders, and how they report to the stock exchange. They will cut anyone if it helps the bottom line.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are only as good as your employees. Eventually all of these cuts will give you a bad name, if it has not already.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good for the short term

Manager (Current Employee)
Rockford, MI

I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat work life balance. If you are in the right work group it can be very rewarding. Some groups really "get it" and can move things forward. Easy to meet goals.

ConsOld senior executive mind set. Talk about moving things forward but nothing comes of it. Squeeze every little bit out of the middle and bottom so the top execs can get their bonuses.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable and profitable company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

ProsEmployee stock purchase plan. 6% 401K match.

ConsPerformance incentives for non executive leadership team are slim to none.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Marketing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Wolverine World Wide

ProsTons of free shoes every day

ConsStrict in rules; very professional

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's a great company to work for esp. if your passion is retail store management.

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Woodburn, OR

I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time for less than a year

ProsWolverine Worldwide is an amazing company with wonderful values.

ConsAt this level, work life balance is not possible .

Advice to Senior ManagementProper on-boarding is essential.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Brookville Ohio DC

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Brookville, OH

I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe best reason to work at wolverine is if you just need a job without a preference
There are a few times where you will feel appreciated by management providing your lunch or having a cook out.
If you do what you are supposed to and are a regular full time employee expect a stable job.

ConsTo start you are brought in as a temporary employee and have to earn your keep that doesn't always pay off since you could be layed off when the company does not need you any longer.
Management has a Micromanagement style that hurts - If you are in a starter position you probably won't feel that micromanaged presence yet but you will after some time.
Managers often discount in a large way their employees experience -
Managers often discount employees efforts at times
Some of the management has a negative attitude with employees and can at times display unprofessional ways of dealing with matters
Lead management is closed behind a Security door along with HR - If you have a problem then you need to discuss this problem with your direct Supervisor even if you don't want them to know about your issue.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that your employees are your customers too.
The Changes that you make big or affect the morale of the whole building

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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