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Wolverine Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Wolverine Worldwide Chief Executive Officer and President Blake W. Krueger
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  • Retail hours don't always allow for the best work/life balance, especially during busy seasons (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management rarely visited the store (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "No complaints"

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

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Shoes!! The people I work with are great

    Cons

    The family feel has gone away with the catering to the shareholders.


  2. "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wolverine Worldwide had many locations and room for advancement.

    Cons

    The down side is all the brick and mortar stores closing as the focus shifted to online business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the actual stores! Nothing beats the human to human contact. Listen to Store Managers for advice, they are on the front lines.

  3. "Loved my job"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved my job and co-workers. Great deals on footwear and apparel.

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to their employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen!


  4. "good"

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    Current Employee - Jeweler Repair in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Jeweler Repair in Dayton, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good people, benefit, friendly, good pay, life balance

    Cons

    job cut, some issue but can fix, unclear for vacation,


  5. "declining sales for years"

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    Former Employee - Former Leadership in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Former Leadership in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice co-workers who give it their all

    Cons

    poor leadership, arrogant top leaders blaming everyone but themselves

    Advice to Management

    ask workers for ideas to turn the company around. Yours aren't working.


  6. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    policies and procedures are not always followed

    Advice to Management

    get feed back from store managers


  7. "Rockford Footwear Depot- Good position while in school"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great outdoor shoe and clothing discount. Co-workers were usually fun to work with. Learn lots about outdoor clothing and footwear.

    Cons

    Can be very repetitive and boring at times. Only .25 cent raise a year. Not a whole lot of room for growth unless you become a store manager.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Old School Company in both good and bad ways"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee deals on apparel, dedicated co-workers, long time employees have weathered the storms

    Cons

    Information silo's abound, Some departments are unwilling to share information with others

    Advice to Management

    Long term strategic planning is not something that is done well. Many of the supporting business services are operated as feifdoms which makes things quite inefficient.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It's going down!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your teammates could be the biggest reason to stay with this company.

    They have a good benefit plan and a decent discount on their brands.

    Cons

    It used to be one of the best places to work at...
    The retail leaders are not capable to lead a retail team. They are closing all of their stores and laying off people constantly. The office environment is very toxic these days and almost every week couple people resign!

    Advice to Management

    Instead of offering nonsense bonuses, work on having a better environment and share the strategies!! Leaders have to laser focus on retail business to save it!

    You will keep losing your good people sooner or later and will end up with non-capable one.


  10. "Factory"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Big Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits , 401k, insurance, vacation time

    Cons

    Treat employees in factory poorly. Over worked and underpaid. Poor incentives and poor bonuses for good work. Raise is cost if living 1-2% each year. Not even enough to cover insurance increases each year. They are forcing us to use some if our earned vacation time for their time off in July and opening day of deer season .

    Advice to Management

    Treat the little people better and quality and moral get better. Give individual performance raises/bonuses.


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