Wolverine World Wide

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Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.1 41 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

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

Blake W. Krueger

(23 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
41 Employee Reviews
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    Good for the short term

    Manager (Current Employee) Rockford, MI

    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)

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

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Woodburn, OR

    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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Brookville, OH

    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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    Spectacular

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSteady work. Not challenging. No real commitment to excellence necessary. Very easy to get the job.

    ConsYou start as a temp and have a two year hire-in waiting period. Upward mobility and advancement opportunities virtually non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire in based on merit, not seniority.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wolverine World Wide has many divisions covering a full range of footwear for the family.

    District Manager (Former Employee) Rockford, MI

    ProsA great team to work with out in the field. Many long term employees (10 Years Plus.) in the field and corporately. That says a lot about a company. Excellent footwear brand stable.

    ConsI can only speak to the Global Retail Group. Pay is average to below average for the market. Culture in the last few years has changed drastically. Team members have little value. An upper management leader said to me Managers and District Managers are expendable. It is all about what have you done for me lately? Bonus is impossible to make any longer with the current format. I believe that is y design.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to caring about who goes to the wall for you everyday. It is really about people and not about the numbers. Unhappy team members are a cancer in any organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    like your in a soap opera

    Fitting Stitcher (Former Employee) Big Rapids, MI

    Prosgood benefits, paid holidays, paid vacation after a year, 401 k, eduaction reimbursement with good grades company related feild

    Consover worked, rude, lie, back stabbing, discriminating,

    Advice to Senior Managementthink twice who you pick for supervisors

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    Zero opportunity to advance career in central services areas of the company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rockford, MI

    ProsThere are a lot of nice, hard-working people getting the job done every day. Good product.

    ConsPatriarchal company that is not female friendly. Very few women in senior leadership roles. The few who are do not attempt to mentor other women to help them advance into senior leadership. Zero opportunity to advance career in central services areas of the company. Best opportunity is to work within one of the brands, but seeking to transfer from a central services area to a brand is discouraged and, I suspect, often sabotaged. Corporate values are words only, not embodied by senior leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek to become more open to the personnel that perform the daily work that truly contributes to the success of the company. Seek to become approachable by staff at all corporate levels. Currently, the CEO does not even make eye contact or say hello when he passes less senior staff in the hallway.

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    Good place to work but need to be in the in-crowd for any hope of advancement

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Rockford, MI

    ProsGood co-workers, laid back atmosphere, decent benefits

    ConsNo vision insurance, hard to move up

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the ME attitude, it takes a whole bunch of people below you to get the results you wanted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Store Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood benefits for FT employees
    Great discounts
    Flexible hours

    ConsHR is a joke
    New corporate management is horrible and out of touch with reality
    No benefits for PT, even if they are part of management
    Low pay compared to other companies with the same volume
    Excessive contradictory changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire a real HR staff, the current one never listens to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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