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Wolverine Worldwide Overview

Rockford, MI
5001 to 10000 employees
1883
Company - Public (WWW)
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world's leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children's and uniform footwear and apparel.

Our portfolio of highly recognized brands ... Read more

Mission: Wolverine's continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.

Company Updates

  • Our Chairman, CEO and President, Blake Krueger shared insights with FN on invigorating retail in 2017. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQniQ

    Top Athletic Leaders on How To Bring Excitement Back to Retail in 2017

    When it comes to innovation, athletic continues to lead the way. Here, executives from Foot Locker, Adidas, Finish Line and Wolverine World Wide talk about invigorating retail by focusing on great store experiences - and equally great stories. Dick Johnson Chairman and CEO, Foot Locker Inc.

  • Blake Krueger, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Wolverine Worldwide was awarded the 2016 A.A. Bloom Memorial Award by the Two Ten Footwear Foundation.

    2016 A.A. Bloom Memorial Award - Two Ten Footwear Foundation

    2016 A.A. Bloom Memorial Award The A.A. Bloom Memorial Award was created to honor an individual who has given greatly to Two Ten Footwear Foundation through his or her initiative, hard work, dedication and unselfish actions in the spirit of the late A.A. Bloom, one of the founders of Two Ten.

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Wolverine Worldwide – Why Work For Us?



Step Into Our Shoes

We're here to empower, engage, and inspire our consumers - every step of the way.

Few companies can say they have the world at their feet, both literally and figuratively. As a global marketer of footwear, as well as apparel and accessories, this apt saying not only speaks to our focus, but also to the bright future before us.

Since we opened our doors in 1883, we have believed that a company can only be as strong as the people it employs. 

It is no wonder, then, that we seek out the most talented individuals in our industry, attracting those with a passion for what they do and desire to achieve great things. Each a professional who mirrors our values of hard work and commitment while adding their own uniqueness to the many brands that comprise our company.

WE ARE HIRING! Step into our shoes and into a new career with WWW today!

We invite you to review our open positions and, if the shoe fits, we hope you take the next step and apply


1883

1883. That is the year that the company now known as Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. was founded on one man's belief that great things were possible. Today, more than 130 years later, we know great things are not only simply possible, they are achievable when dedication and determination lead the way.

undefinedSince then, our unprecedented journey has produced a diverse business model that spans approximately 200 countries and territories around the world and embraces 14 owned and licensed brands with millions of loyal customers. 

While much has changed over the years, a few things have remained constant – our passion for the people who wear our brands, our relentless pursuit of innovative ideas and products, and our mindset focused on growth.

We invite you to get to know our products, our people, and the company that has been making big strides and doing great things since 1883!

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Our Mission: We empower, engage, and inspire our consumers - every step of the way.

Our Vision: To build a family of the most admired performance and lifestyle brands on earth.

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The Wolverine Way

At Wolverine, we believe our people are the difference. Our company, our culture and our products are all reflections of the amazing talent that makes up Wolverine. We strive to hire world-class talent and provide an enriching environment that will improve the quality of their lives both professionally and personally. We continually look for ways to make Wolverine an even greater place to work.

To wake up every day and interact with consumers who love our brands as much as we do is not only a privilege – it’s just plain fun. It energizes and motivates us.

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With over 6,000 associates around the globe, we do our best to provide a host of wellness programs to help our team be their best. Varying by the needs and feasibility of each location, our teams have access to:

-on-site farmers markets                                   -mentoring & networking opportunities

-on-site fitness centers                                      -WRG - Women's Resource Group

-fitness & nutrition classes                                 -WIN - Women's Network

-on-site daycare access                                     -employee assistance programs

-on-site cafes                                                    -community involvement opportunities

-'Shoe School' & other training courses                 ... and more!

 


Wolverine Worldwide is committed to a diverse workforce we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled)

Our Footwear Family

We believe that success doesn’t just happen. It is a direct result of people with common goals working together to achieve that success. People with passion. People with drive. People who pursue success not as the gratuitous result of hard work, but as an opportunity not to be taken for granted.

Having begun as a family-owned business, that mindset remains with us today. To work at Wolverine Worldwide is to be part of our family. Each member contributing his or her unique skills to build a company we can all be proud of.

We invite you to get to know our family 

Our diverse portfolio of authentic lifestyle brands allows us to tell many compelling stories, to engage our consumers in an impactful way and to provide them with products for all aspects of their lives – from first steps to first marathons and from first jobs to first dates.


Our Global Footprint

Committed to developing, marketing and distributing products that bring style to purpose, Wolverine Worldwide’s brands are carried by leading retailers in over 200 countries and territories. Through a strong global network of partners, the Company annually markets nearly 100 million units of footwear, apparel and accessories around the world, with sales over $2.5 billion.

You can view our current 2015 Annual Report here.

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Responsibility

Rooted in over 130 years of heritage, Wolverine Worldwide takes seriously the opportunity to support and promote sustainability across our family of brands. We believe that collectively we can make the world a better place.

Wolverine Worldwide is committed to making the world a better place by advocating for the planet and protecting the environment. By employing environmentally sustainable business practices that enhance our planet, as well as our business, we have made significant progress toward our commitment to reduce our current and future ecological footprint. The impact areas focused on are:

You can view our current 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report here

  


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    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The duties as a key holder here were very simple, the environment is unique, very oriented company.

    Cons

    The shipment orders are random and we never get what we need and too much labor for such small pay

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Wolverine Worldwide Photos

Wolverine Worldwide photo of: A look inside our amazing Performance Engineering Lab!
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Wolverine Worldwide Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Wolverine Worldwide.

    Interview

    They contacted me to schedule a phone interview on a Friday at 6am. Asking specifically for me to choose three times I am available, I said anytime that Friday before 1:30, gave a weekend time that was also flexible and Tuesday during my lunch hour at my other job. He responded that none of those worked for him and if I could do it at 7am on Tuesday, this is right around the end of my commute normally so I figured it would work if I get up 30minutes earlier and agreed. That morning he sends me a calendar invite to the same time the next day, so I agree again. He then never calls.

    I feel like I dodged a bullet here as I am a very punctual and organized person and could never enjoy working for a company that has such a frivolous disregard and disrespect for the time of others.

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Wolverine Worldwide Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500 (#806), Fortune, 2015
  • Company of the Year, Footwear Plus, 2013
  • Company of the Year, Footwear News, 2012
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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