Wolverine World Wide

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Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated July 4, 2014
Updated July 4, 2014
41 Reviews

3.1
41 Reviews
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Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger
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  1.  

    Good for the short term

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

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Old 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable and profitable company

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

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    Employee stock purchase plan. 6% 401K match.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Woodburn, OR
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Woodburn, OR

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

    Pros

    Wolverine Worldwide is an amazing company with wonderful values.

    Cons

    At this level, work life balance is not possible .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper on-boarding is essential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Brookville Ohio DC

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

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    To 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remember that your employees are your customers too.
    The Changes that you make big or affect the morale of the whole building

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Spectacular

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

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire in based on merit, not seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - District Manager in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    like your in a soap opera

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitting Stitcher  in  Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Fitting Stitcher in Big Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    over worked, rude, lie, back stabbing, discriminating,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think twice who you pick for supervisors

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Patriarchal 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 ManagementAdvice

    Seek 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.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

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

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

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers, laid back atmosphere, decent benefits

    Cons

    No vision insurance, hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Store Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for FT employees
    Great discounts
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please hire a real HR staff, the current one never listens to employees

    Doesn't Recommend

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