Wolverine World Wide

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Wolverine World Wide Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
43 Reviews
3.1
43 Reviews
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Wolverine World Wide President, CEO, and Director Blake W. Krueger
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  1.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Store Manager

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    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
  3.  

    Be prepared to be over worked

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Friendly corporate employees who are easily accessible. The company offers unlimited sick days for salaried personnel. Competetive pay for high volume stores.

    Cons

    The company insults their employees by releasing quarterly earnings in the hundred millions of dollars and then only giving 2% raises. They do not provide enough payroll to support the volume of the stores. Lower volume stores work on single coverage most of the time, not allowing employees to take proper breaks. HR is too concerned with not having employees upset rather than doing what is right to run the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to get what you want from your teams and the colume you want from your stores you need to invest in provided all the tools necessary including appropriate payroll. $2800 in payroill for a store that does $38k a week is not nearly enough when half of that goes to the store manager and assistant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    They are a fair company with great opportunity

    Cons

    Multiple layers of management, sometimes difficult to penetrate these layers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer up and comers opportunities to gro and learn

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    Friendly Environment to Work in

    Cons

    Lack of transparency about things happening around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the talent that you have and that you can source. The company never make people, its the people who make the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Opportunity for advancement, poor pay for non-executives, horrible work environment, unfriendly exec mgmt (upstairs).

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    Very large company that does a great job of promoting from within. Tremendous opportunity for those that are patient (5 year minimum). Some very sharp group and brand managers. Good place to learn. Grand Rapids (20 minutes away) is an up-and-coming town - safe, family friendly, great schools, etc.

    Cons

    Terrible pay unless you are a director or above. Limits on how large of a pay increase an individual can receive when promoted or changing jobs. Office environment is horrible, very boring. Plan to work (in office) from before 8 to 6 at least, unless you are part of "the club" and then you come and g as you please. Sr. executive team is not approachable and on the attack in meetings. A lot of dinosaurs that resist change. Very very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Easy opportunity to improve employee experience. Find something that sets WWW apart as far as perks for employees or the office environment. Certain competitors offer paid time off for volunteering, team building trips, 3:00 Fridays, work from home, etc. Do something to make the work experience fun.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Opportunity for growth at Wolverine Worlwide

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

    I have been working at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    WWW has over 100 year history in the footwear business, manufacturing and sales. The people who work for the company are incredibly nice and committed to the company. It has a good formula for financial success with a broad stable of brands and distribution in over 140 countries worldwide. It has relatively young senior management team that is introducing new ways of doing business.

    Cons

    The 100 year history also has resulted in entrenched, old-world business practices which are difficult to change organizationally. The company is located in Western Michigan, a beautiful, but remote area making it difficult to recruit top talent and a pain for business travel. Also, not a pool of diverse talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are on the right track. Continue to drive standards and requirements high to build bench strength. Takes some risk: fund professional development and drive sales growth vs. control expenses. Work harder to build relationships w/customers and consumers alike.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed feelings about the management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide

    Pros

    There is a vast opportunity to learn and bring about change. The management encourages change

    Cons

    The work culture is a little laid back, and a lot of people in the top management are not very supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to motivate your workforce, and get rid of the strong headed people in the management who do not embrace change.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Wolverine World Wide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive Renumeration, Opportunity for advancement, Well thought out Training, Great People, and a strong upper and field management team made for a great place to work.

    Cons

    None in my time with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing... you have a great team of people who are doing a great job of driving your brands business. I look forward to seeing your continued growth and would happily work for Wolverine again if the opportunity presented itself!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Credit Officer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Officer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Officer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    In line with my pass experience in the Footwear Industry. It was also in line with my pass collection activities and pass credit experience

    Cons

    The company does not realise the work load involves at employee level and does not take necessary course of action to balance out the work load to run the departments with effeciency with a reasonnable and acheivables goals per employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To build on employees performance and promote job expansion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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