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Wilson Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. "Great people, not the best management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods part-time

    Pros

    The people at Wilson are awesome. It's a fun work environment and I looked forward to coming to work every day.

    Cons

    Department management was somewhat controlling and didn't make the best impression on employees. Poor communication between departments that work together on big projects.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and connectedness between the IC and HQ. Allow creators to do their job unimpeded with occasional criticism from management, rather than management holding all of the creative power.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Leadership and Direction"

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people who work there and want to take it to the next level.

    Cons

    The lack of leadership in upper management is very apparent. There is no unified direction for the entire company. Each BU is allowed to run on their own and if you have a strong GM you are in luck and if you don't it's tough.
    The organization is very linear it's tough to move up because there are no positions.

    Morale throughout the building is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Be present. It helps if you are in the building and talking to the employees.


  3. "Global Business Director"

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    Former Employee - Global Business Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Global Business Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wilson Sporting Goods is a great company with a solid brand story, long history in the sports hard goods and soft goods categories. The company provides top notch benefits and a creative, open and highly professional work environment.

    Cons

    There is a limited amount of personal growth and development within the company. The company is owned by Amer Sports in Finland and must report into a complex matrix, sometimes making it difficult for managerial level employees and the team under them to be recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Create a strong employee development plan that is focused on achievable goals, success based training and mentoring support.


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  5. "Not known to be good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly day shift available

    Cons

    No retirement, supervisors not friendly ,


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Lost boys club without a map"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exposed to vast amounts of work. Large brand with huge potential.

    Cons

    Out of sync with consumers needs, retired pro athletes hired as experts without skills/education to perform their job, lack of plan or goals, people set up to fail. One of the worst companies I've ever worked

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees with the education and skill set to perform their jobs. Don't promote people because they are the only one left standing, or worse, fresh off the pro circuit.


  7. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time

    Pros

    The people here are some of the best people you'll ever work with. They make it fun, the work is fun and makes going into work enjoyable.

    Cons

    Compensation is low
    There is no path to advance in the company.

    Advice to Management

    The company is headed into the right direction and has improved drastically in the last few years.


  8. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    One of the business companes to work for. Great team

    Cons

    Promotions are slow. Management needs to communicate more with employees


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time

    Pros

    Working in sporting goods is a cool industry. Wilson's employees work hard, and we also know when to celebrate our successes and have fun with what we do.

    Cons

    The benefits package could see some improvement. The medical premiums are on the high end, and the 401k company match is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the quarterly meetings; it's nice to get updates from leadership on how the company is doing. Consider implementing programs to develop talent and keep your less experienced employees in the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, slightly misleading"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wilson Sporting Goods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, Great office, lots of fun perks and facilities.

    Cons

    Politically charged, slightly dramatic, unorganized work and communication

    Advice to Management

    Be open to criticism, especially on how to develop a better overall internship program


  11. "Service Specialst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wilson Sporting Goods full-time

    Pros

    Very enjoyable culture and work environment

    Cons

    Wish I was making commission



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