Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. IT Department

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

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    Where did the turkeys go?


  2. Fantastic, Forward thinking company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

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

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for, in my opinion they care as much about their employees as they do about their consumers! They provide many opportunities for enthusiastic, energetic and hard working people to tune their skills through coaching and training. They promote from within as far as their retail side from what I saw but are also keen on making sure the right person fits the right job so when needed they will hire from outside. I worked for their Merrell Brand and see a bright future for the Brand and the company as whole. While they are relatively young in direct consumer sales, in the 5 years I was with them they made leaps and bounds becoming more efficient in distribution, marketing and customer relations. They included their Merrell brand retail store managers in their spring brand conference where managers were able to see the coming years styles and get an insight to the direction the company was headed. They provided training for managers at this time which included things such as personality recognition for coaching and training of staff, how to effectively network and recruit and much more. This proved an invaluable tool for myself and my peers to direct our stores in the direction we needed for improvement and success.

    Cons

    Their yearly review did not always appreciate the hard work of the retail staff however in my last year they made GREAT changes to the review that helped recognize great employees.

    Advice to Management

    The store managers I met do a great job - they hire people who are passionate about the product they sell - they are unique - they are extreme, in their passions and sometimes their lifestyle. Dont take away this great environment by forcing employees to wear uniforms and name tags, or preventing managers from hiring a great candidate because they have non-offensive tattoos or piercings or hair colors - you are a forward thinking company, dont get stuck in the thinking of yesterday where a person's appearance decides how successful they can be.


  3. Good company

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

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

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

    Pros

    Good management and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Very large company and hard to network.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job. Keep focus on winning with the people.


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  5. Great way to gain experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The company offers opportunities to grow within the company. They also appreciate hard work, and reward it thusly through raises or promotions.

    Cons

    The upper management may not recognize daily business patterns as well as they'd think, and have hard time understanding why each daily goal isn't met.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more within, I saw a couple DMs be brought in from out of the company and while they had good experience, nobody at the retail level respected them because they had not worked those positions so did not understand daily operations fully.


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    Marketing Internship Expereince

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

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, great networking opportunities, laid back (business casual) company culture, discounts to all 16 brands.

    Cons

    Honestly, I enjoyed the entire experience.


  7. I was hired into a mess and never told anything

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free shoes and clothes. But the product is horrible. They sell them for durability but they arent. Very comfortable shoes but the clothes suck

    Cons

    Small group of people. Not steady hrs. The manager is uneducated and the one above the one is across the country.

    Advice to Management

    Find an educated person.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great Life work Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Footwear Designer in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Footwear Designer in Rockford, MI

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Down to earth people, fairly organized, positive attitudes, great team work

    Cons

    short sighted, conservative, no innovation, sales lead vs. design lead

    Advice to Management

    open your minds, be more visionary, expand/focus on women's product


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good brands but lack of opportunity, training and promotion for current position.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lexington, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lexington, NY

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company runs lean which could give job security. It is a stable company with okay benefits. They are working at a better work/life balance. They have good brands and give back to the community.

    Cons

    Management is run by accountants, training is a lost art, you are told you are the biggest asset, but don't feel like one. Compensation is mediocre, with pay raises that will barely match or be above inflation. You are told that they don't promote or pay based on education, so under educated people can get more pay than the educated ones. This is a manufacturing company, that runs a retail sidebar. They can run retail like their manufacturing, however they are getting better (learning) at retail.

    Advice to Management

    If people are the biggest asset, then training, compensation, work/life balance should be fostered more.


  10. field level is a great place to work

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

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

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

    Pros

    individual store level is fine- fosters teams to work independently without a lot of supervision and to be accountable for business. Good opportunity for ownership and driving business.

    Cons

    Upper management not held as accountable as field level. Pattern of hiring based on the buddy system not on merit or accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the corporate office building and into the field.


  11. Overall, a good company to work for. Great benefits and work environment, but very rigid upper management.

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

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty competitive, company discounts are great, and co-workers making working at Wolverine a fantastic experience.

    Cons

    Upper management is not able to relate to and motive teams and stores. Communications with upper management feels artificial. Limited upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Consider taking time to understand the habits and routines of individual store locations.



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