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Wolverine Worldwide Overview

Rockford, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
1883
Company - Public (WWW)
Other Retail Stores
$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

  • "I am pleased with our fiscal 2017 financial performance and continued momentum in Q4, but I am especially proud of the major accomplishments achieved by our team over the last two years," said Blake W. Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. "These results reflect our ability to accelerate the execution and benefits of recent restructuring and transformation activities, and we are now positioned to invest in our new GLOBAL GROWTH AGENDA in 2018."

    Wolverine Worldwide Outlines 2018 GLOBAL GROWTH AGENDA And Reports Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

    "I am pleased with our fiscal 2017 financial performance and continued momentum in Q4, but I am especially proud of the major accomplishments achieved by our team over the last two years," said Blake W. Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

  • Our thoughts are with the millions affected by Hurricane Harvey including our own family and friends. We are reminded of the importance of coming together and supporting each other during difficult times.

    Wolverine Worldwide has committed over $2.6 million dollars in financial, footwear and apparel donations to the relief efforts. As many individuals and families have lost basic needs in the hurricane flooding, we will be donating both footwear and apparel to the communities impacted, as well as to the first responders who are working tirelessly to aid in the disaster recovery. We are proud to be able to support our communities in need and we encourage you to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey by making a donation to the American Red Cross at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQNCi.

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    Wolverine Worldwide Commits Over $2.6 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

    In an effort to speed relief and recovery to the impacted regions of in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Wolverine Worldwide has partnered with the American Red Cross, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation and the United Way to donate to relief efforts in Texas.

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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 ourfamily 

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

  


Wolverine Worldwide Reviews

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open inclusive culture, competitive pay, advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Not really a con but have to perform to basic expectations to excel

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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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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Wolverine Worldwide (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    I applied in may and didn't get a call for an interview until august. I went into the store and did a pre-interview screening. Then when I went in for my scheduled interview, the store manager was out of the store conducting a different interview who showed up at the wrong time. So we rescheduled and we sat and interview the next day. A week later. I had heard nothing so I called and got a phone interview scheduled with the store manager in San Diego. After than we just waited on a back ground check and formal job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of your greatest accomplishments at work? What would you do to reduced employee turn over? How would you promote employee development?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was upfront with everyone about my current pay and my inability to leave for less. Honesty works in your favor if you are a good enough candidate.

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Wolverine Worldwide Awards & Accolades

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

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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